IOWA CITY, Iowa – Freshmen from South Dakota Marleen Mulla and Eerik Haamer cracked the top 10 in the national rankings with pole vault event titles at the Hawkeye Invitational held Saturday at the University of Iowa Indoor Track and Field Facility. The Coyote women have won five of the six USD event titles at the Hawkeye Invitational.
Mülla clocked a personal best 14-1 ¾ (4.31m) to win the women’s pole vault competition. The height ranks seventh in the nation this season and fifth all-time in USD indoor history. She led a Coyote team to a sweep of the top five spots in the field. Second year student Cassidy Mooneyhan jumped a personal best 13-5 ¼ (4.10m) for second place, while freshman Jaidyn Garrett, third year of sophomore Gen Hirata and fifth year junior Landon Kemp tied for third place with no misses until 12-5 ½ (3.80m).
Haamer moved up to 10th in the nation with a winning height of 17-6 ½ (5.35m). The height broke the Hawkeye Invitational meet record. Third year of second year Marshal Faurot and sophomore Tre Young respectively third and fourth among men. Faurot jumped 17-0 ¾ (5.20m) and Young cleared 16-0 ¾ (4.90m).
Third year of second year Senior Brithton against tough competition in the elite 60-meter hurdles race. He clocked 7.81 seconds for the NCAA’s 10th fastest time this season. He finished fifth in the race, finishing second in college behind Grant Conway of Iowa. The race was his season opener and his first competition since March last year.
First-year student Danii Anglin cleared 5-8 ¾ (1.75m) to win the women’s high jump. That has matched its size since the season opener at South Dakota State last month.
Second year student Erin Kinney closed to the tape to win the 60 meters in 7.58 seconds. The time was only a hundredth of a second off his personal best. She also finished eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 25.07 seconds.
Longer Distance, Sophomore Abrielle Jirele won the mile in 4:56.76 to open his indoor season. The time is one second less than his personal best.
Fifth year senior Holly Gerberding added a title in the long jump with a mark of 19-0 ½ (5.80m).
First-year student Anna Robinson finished second in the 200 meters in 24.74 seconds.
Robinson anchored the women’s 4×400-metre relay to a third-place finish in 3:49.62. She was joined on the porterage by another freshman Moe Bridgen, Gerberding and sophomore year sophomore madison jochum.
Third year of second year Meredith Clark placed third in the shot put with a distance of 48-11 ¾ (14.93 m).
Fifth year senior Alli Wroblewski clocked 2:18.83 to finish fourth in the 800 metres.
Second year student Jacob Jenkins added a fourth-place finish in the triple jump, leaping 48-0 ½ (14.64m).
In the unclassified 3000 meter races, the second year charlie babcock was the first to cross the finish line in the men’s race with a time of 8:36.48. Second year student Renee Thompson finished second in the women’s race with a time of 10:41.58 and second-year sophomore Haley Miller took fourth place.
South Dakota returns to action next Saturday at the Jim Emmerich Invitational in Brookings, SD