MINNEAPOLIS – South Dakota, South Dakota State and Augustana all participated at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. At the Division I level, the SDSU men finished eighth and the women were 17th. USD’s men finished 16th, while the women were 11th. Augustana’s men’s team took third, while the women took ninth.
Trent Lusignan covered the 8,000-meter course at Les Bolstad Golf Course in 25:03.7 seconds to finish fourth out of 215 runners. Joel Reichow (39th, 25:50.3), Trevor Capra (43rd, 25:54.5) and Brendan Sage (63rd, 26:13.7) also finished in the top 65 individually. Sisters Kirsten and Samantha Anderson paced the women’s team, crossing the finish line in 23:05.7 (77th), and 23:05.9 (79th), respectively.
For USD, Mubarik Musa (9th, 25:11.4), Katie Wetzstein (15th, 21:56.6), and Amber Eichkorn (16th, 21.56.7) placed in the Top 20. With the lead of Wetzstein and Eichkorn, the Coyote women tallied 331 points to finish 11th as a team, the highest South Dakota has finished at the meet in program history.
Both the Jackrabbits and Coyotes will participate at the SDSU Classic in Brookings next Saturday.
Keegan Carda was the fastest runner for the Vikings, finishing fifth in the race with a time of 26:17. Nathan Hauge took 12th (26:33) and Glen Ellingson placed 15th (26:36). Nick Larsen took 28th with a time of 27:06. Logan Burns finished 38th with a time of 27:22. The Augie women were led by Annie Kruse who placed 17th with a time of 23:29.3, followed by Mackenzie Kelly (18th, 23:33.8) and Courtney Hottovy (39th, 24:26.0).
The Vikings will travel to Sioux City, Iowa on Oct. 10 for the Briar Cliff Invitational.
See results in scoreboard.
Riders LB released from hospital
Roosevelt linebacker Piercen Evans was released from the hospital Saturday a day after he was taken off the field in an ambulance in a game at Howard Wood Field.
The Roosevelt football team (@RoughFootball) tweeted that Evans has “no fractures” and “no damage” from the hit. He is “just sore.”
Evans made a tackle with 3:47 to play in Roosevelt’s game against Rapid City Stevens. He went down and didn’t get up. He was transported to a hospital in an ambulance after a long delay. The game was stopped early, and Roosevelt won 40-9.
Pack ranked sixth by Flowrestling
SDSU wrestler Cody Pack is ranked sixth in the 157-pound weight class in the Flowrestling preseason rankings.
A senior from Quincy, California, Pack is a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier and two-time Western Wrestling Conference champion. He finished one win away from earning All-America honors at the 2015 NCAA Championships, ending the season with a 37-6 record. Pack will carry an 85-31 career record into his senior season.
The Jackrabbits open the 2015-16 season by hosting the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open Nov. 1 at Frost Arena.
Augie sweeps Winona State
No. 22 Augustana (11-2, 4-1) capped off a busy week with its third win, and second sweep in as many nights, over No. 22 Winona State (7-5, 1-4) 33-31, 25-20, 25-18.
Augustana’s Dani Magdzas followed up her 15 kill performance Friday, with another 13 kills. Ivy Pearson, had another solid night with 12 kills, while Sydney Hunsley added 11. The Vikings had 58 kills as a team. Tahlyr Banks led the Vikings for the 13th straight game in digs, with 19. Brittany Cech added 18 and Pearson had 16 of the team’s 67.
Augustana had five service aces as a team, led by Banker and Ashley Wilson who each had two. Pearson added one ace of her own.
Augie will be on the road next weekend at Concordia-St. Paul on Friday and Minnesota State on Saturday.
See other results in scoreboard.