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Strong Start for Cougars at Howard Wood Dakota Relays

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USF Cougars
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SIOUX FALLS, SD  (KWSN) – The USF track & field team stayed in Sioux Falls this weekend to compete as they took part in the Howard Wood Dakota Relays held at Howard Wood Field. The Cougars wrapped up the first day of the two day meet with one NCAA automatic qualifying mark, one NCAA provisional qualifying mark and four top three finishes.  

 

Brigitte Gross led the way for the Cougars in the Pole Vault as she finished tied for 2nd with her NCAA automatic qualifying vault of 13-5.25 (4.10m). This vault is highest in the NSIC and the third best in DII this season. Courtney Crandall also hit a provisional qualifying vault when she cleared 12-5.5 (3.80m) on her way to a 6th place finish. Crandall’s vault is the 5th highest in school history, the 4th highest in the NSIC and the 16th best vault in DII this season.

 

Kaleb Lindsey-Stevens came away with a runner-up finish in the 200m dash with his time of 21.68 which is the 3rd fastest time run in the conference this season. 

 

Kendra Knight finished 3rd overall in the 400m dash when she crossed the line with a time of 57.04 which is the 4th fastest time run in the NSIC this season. 

 

In the 5000m run, Matthew Horan came away with a 3rd place finish with his time of 14:45.25 which is the 7th fastest time run in the NSIC this year. 

 

The Cougars will kick off day two of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays at 11 a.m. with the women's Hammer Throw.

Courtesy: University of Sioux Falls

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