FORT COLLINS, Colo. --- The South Dakota School of Mines
track and field teams continue to excel as the 2014 season winds down. The Hardrockers
competed at the Colorado State Jack Christensen Invitational this past weekend
in Fort Collins, Colo.
SD Mines again netted some outstanding results, coming away
with yet another SD Mines school record and eight personal records (PR’s) from
the high powered track meet. The Hardrocker men finished second in the Non-Div.
I rankings with 105 points while the Lady ‘Rockers took fourth with 55 points.
Junior thrower Cori Christensen broke her own school record
in the women’s hammer throw. Christensen had a toss of 145-feet-11-inches and
nearly bettered her previous mark by two feet (144-0) set a year ago.
Senior Brian Freed, who is currently leading all of NCAA
Div. II in the men’s discus, took third place over the weekend after a throw of
173-9. The Staunton, Va., native also secured second place in the men’s hammer
throw after a toss of 198-1.
Other Hardrocker highlights included: freshman Max Hanna who
took second in the men’s javelin with a distance of 164-3 and set a new PR; junior
Sam Hill cleared a height of 13-11.75 during the men’s pole vault for third
place; and the SD Mines men’s 4x100 squad secured fifth place after clocking a time
of 42.27 seconds.
Other SD Mines PR performances included: junior Kaelyn
Kenner in the women’s 400 meter dash (1:03.48); sophomore Nick Alberts in the
men’s 400 dash (50.15); junior Taylor Heaps in the men’s 400 dash (50.60);
sophomore Ethan Sage in the men’s 400 dash (52.82); senior Lillian Temple tied her PR in the women’s high
jump (5-5); and freshman Tasha Timm in the women’s hammer throw (139-0).