Wolves T&F Weekend Roundup

Brookings, S.D. (NSUWolves.com) – Following the first day of competition from the SDSU Indoor Classic, the Northern State University track and field teams tallied 11 top-15 finishes, as well as one event win and one school record.

Jordan Menken notched the first top-15 finish for the NSU women in the weight throw, taking 11th overall with a 13.90m (45-07.25) toss. Sonia Alaman jumped with a 13th place finish in the high jump, clearing 1.54m (5-00.50).

Mackenzie Cruzen ran to a personal record time of 1:41.49 in the 600m run. Hanneke Oosterwegel broke through for the first top-5 finish of the afternoon, taking third in the 200m run with a time of 24.66.

Lindsey Gast notched a 12th place finish in the 1000m run, with a time of 3:05.58, followed by Paige Larson just under a second later at 3:06.08.

Jake Olson tallied a solid outing in the weight throw, finishing in the top-5 with a 14.94m (49-00.25) throw. He was followed by Gage Rayman and Macen Andrus in eighth and tenth, throwing 14.62m (47-11.75) and 14.45m (47-05.00) respectively. Andrus went on to win the shot put, throwing 14.43m (47-04.25). Olson followed suit in seventh throwing 13.93m (45-08.50).

The men’s 4x800m relay team of Donovan Miller, Itoitz Rodriguez, Jacob Schweitzer, and Adam Leach took eighth in a new school record team. The men crossed the finish line at 7:57.46 besting their seed time by almost three seconds and the previous school record by 1.04 seconds set back in 2015.


Day 2:

Brookings, S.D. (NSUWolves.com) – From the second day of the SDSU Indoor Classic, the Northern State University track and field team notched seven top-15 finishes, as well as one school record.

Hanneke Oosterwegel ran to a third place finish in the 200m dash, crossing the line at 25.57. The junior went on to grab a second place finish in the 400m run with a time of 55.86. She bested her seed mark by .25 of a second and currently ranks tenth in the nation and first in the NSIC in the event.

Shanice Burrell advanced to finals in the 60m hurdles to record breaking fashion. The freshman finished with a new school record time of 8.80, finishing with the fifth fastest time in the event. She went on to take eighth in finals. Burrell grabbed the first NCAA provisional mark of her career, ranking her 29th in the nation and sixth in the league.

The 4x400m relay team of Madison Barnes, Mackenzie Cruzen, Tayla Peterson, and Emma Rezac ran to a 13th place finish with a time of 4:04.55.

Jordan Menken led the throwers with an eighth place finish in the shot put. The freshman threw 12.86m (42-02.25), as the second highest Division II finisher in the event.

Itoitz Rodriguez ran to a 12th place finish in the 400m dash, crossing the finish line in 49.03. Monte Meyerink finished in 14th in the high jump, as the senior cleared 1.90m.

The Northern State 5000m runners (Tanner Peltier, Logan Swenson, and Madison Leapaldt) notched three personal best times for a combined one minute and 27 second improvement.


Mankato, Minn. (NSUWolves.com) – Three Wolves kicked off the NSIC Championships on Sunday competing in the Multi Events portion. Freshman Dakota Hutzler took on the heptathlon finishing in 11th overall in the first multi of her career. Through the first day of competition, sophomores Bryce Malsam and Kelson Brewer sit in fifth and 16th, with 2,684 and 2,278 points respectively.

Hutzler finished with 3,022 total points through the 5-event multi. She opened the day taking 11th in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.71. Hutzler then landed a top-10 finish in the long jump with a 4.95m mark in seventh. Moving on to the shot put and high jump, the freshman threw 8.10m and cleared 1.54m. She rounded out competition in the 800m run with the 12th fastest time of 2:34.56.

Malsam and Brewer opened the day in the 60m dash finishing in sixth and seventh with time of 7.44 and 7.46. They moved on to the shot put, where Malsam threw 10.40m and Brewer tossed 9.91m. In the field events, Malsam took fourth jumping 6.44m in the long jump and 1.95m in the high jump, while Brewer jumped 5.80m in the long jump and cleared 1.68m in the high jump.

The NSU men return to action tomorrow in the 60m hurdles, pole vault, and 1000m run.