South Dakota Sweeps Weekly Summit League Track Honors
South Dakota track and field swept this week’s Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week awards.
Pole valuter Bethany Buell grabbed her third weekly honor after setting a school record with a jump of 14 feet, 7 1/2 inches in a win at the Texas Relays. Buell now has the best mark in the nation this season.
Distance runner Jeff Mettler took fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Texas Relays in a time of 8:54.40, setting a school record in the process. He now ranks first in the Summit League and ninth in the nation.
South Dakota hosts the Dakota Duals on Saturday in Yankton.