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Grubbs, Quilling lead Blue Hawks in outdoor track and field opener

SPEARFISH, S.D. -- In her collegiate outdoor track and field debut, freshman Mackenzie Grubbs took home two first place finishes in the Black Hills State Yellow Jacket Spring Open on Saturday, March 24.

SPEARFISH, S.D. - In her collegiate outdoor track and field debut, freshman Mackenzie Grubbs took home two first place finishes in the Black Hills State Yellow Jacket Spring Open on Saturday, March 24.

Grubbs ran the 100-meter hurdles in 15.8 seconds, narrowly beating out senior Abby Honeyman who took second with a time of 15.85 seconds. The pair, alongside Shelbi McGee and Megan Erickson also earned first in the 4x100 meter relay. McGee also earned second in the 200 meter dash.

Alyssa Wisher was the only other first place finisher on the women's team, throwing 125 feet, one inch in the javelin competition.

Kadara Marshall earned third and fourth in the triple jump and long jump, respectively. Four Blue Hawks finished in the top ten in pole vault, with Lexee Craig leading the way in fourth with a 10-foot vault.

On the men's team, freshman Cleet Wrzesinski and junior Rodney Henry led the runners. Wrzesinski placed in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.42 seconds. Meanwhile, Henry ran the 800 in 1:57.58, good for third place.

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The men dominated in the field events, led by Tyler Quilling in the triple jump. The junior finished first with a jump of 45 feet, two inches, followed by sophomore Ty Stanton in third, junior Jay Liggins in fourth and freshman Jared Steinbeiser in 12th.

Quilling also took sixth in the long jump while Stanton earned second with a leap of 22 feet, four inches. Liggins finished third.

The Blue Hawks have little time to recover as they head to the MSU-Billings Invite on Thursday, March 29.

Results Saturday

Mens

100: 1, Javan Lanier, Chadron State, 11.22.

200: 1, Kevin Thompson, South Dakota Mines, 22.93. 14, Tyler Burk, DSU, 24.57.

400: 1, Taylor Hepp, Black Hills State, 49.02. 7, Gabe Meschke, DSU, 51.11. 11, Lewis Dobitz, DSU, 51.4. Cain Boschee, DSU, 51.8.

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800: 1, Justin Thorstad, Black Hills State, 1:55.18. 3, Rodney Henry, DSU, 1:57.58. 5, Daniel Aguirre, DSU, 2:03.21. 6, Trace Jones, 2:04.35.

1,500: 1, Jordan Teisen, unattached, 3:56.99. 8, Tristen Guillot, DSU, 4:16.09.

5,000: 1, Isaac Iverson, Black Hills State, 15:42.36. 20, Hunter Flynn, DSU, 17:22.20. 22, Trey Smollack, DSU, 17:37.95.

110 hurdles: 1, Cleet Wrzesinski, DSU, 15.42. 2, Justin Leman, Chadron State, 15.43. 9, Tyler Burk, DSU, 17.6.

400 hurdles: 1, Tristan Hepp, Black Hills State, 58.61.

400 relay: 1, South Dakota Mines (Korder Cropsey, Sean Earley, Jeremy Gonzales, Kevin Thompson), 42.61.

1,600 relay: 1, Black Hills State (Taylor Hepp, Garrett Snook, Brian Kjerstad, Tristan Hepp), 3:19.56. 5, Dickinson State A (Cleet Wrzesinski, Cain Boschee, Gabe Meschke, Lewis Dobitz), 3:28.53. Dickinson State B (Rodney Henry, Tommy Sease, Daniel Aguirre, Trace Jones), 3:28.95.

High jump: 1, Allan McDonnel, Black Hills State, 6-06. 75. 8, Zach Girard, DSU, 5-10. 75. 9, Jared Steinbeiser, DSU, 5-08. 75. 9, Cleet Wrzesinski, DSU, 5-08. 75. 9, Tommy Sease, DSU, 5-08. 75.

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Pole vault: 1, Bryce Boser, Black Hills State, 15-05.

Long jump: 1, Isaac Grimes, Chadron State, 23-08. 2, Ty Stanton, DSU, 22-04. 25. 3, Jay Liggins, 20-09. 75. 5, Zach Girard, DSU, 20-05. 25. 6, Tyler Quilling, DSU, 19-11.

Triple jump: 1, Tyler Quilling, DSU, 45-02. 5. 2, Ben Novak, VCSU, 44-06. 3, Ty Stanton, DSU, 44-02. 5. 4, Jay Liggins, DSU, 43-05. 75. 12, Jared Steinbeiser, DSU, 37-04. 5.

Shot put: 1, Jack Batho, unattached, 54-08. 6, Blade Miller, DSU, 45-07. 8, Jeff Fisher, DSU, 44-06. 25. 9, Reece Hutton, DSU, 43-09. 75.

Discus: 1, Jesse Bleidt, Chadron State, 156-11. 6, Reece Hutton, DSU, 134-08. 10, Blade Miller, DSU, 123-11. 11, Jeff Fisher, DSU, 123-02. 15, Tommy Sease, DSU, 117-09. 21, Cleet Wrzesinski, DSU, 74-11.

Javelin: 1, Kyle Odegard, VCSU, 179-04. 3, Paxton Miller, DSU, 169-01. 5, Tommy Sease, DSU, 129. 7, Cleet Wrzesinski, DSU, 115-10.

Hammer throw: 1, Jesse Bleidt, Chadron State, 179-05. 7, Jeff Fisher, DSU, 131-10.

Women

100: 1, Maddie Brashears, Chadron State, 13.4.

200: 1, Chasidy Horton, Chadron State, 27.26. 2, Shelbi McGee, DSU, 27.33. 3, Megan Erickson, DSU, 27.81.

400: 1, Zoe Langseth, Black Hills State, 59.69. 5, Taylor Ludwig, DSU, 1:01.83.

800: 1, Ryan Weiss, South Dakota Mines, 2:26.18. 11, Grace Edeen, DSU, 2:51.99.

1,500: 1, Abbie Fredrick, Black Hills State, 4:51.92. 4, Bailey Smith, DSU, 5:08.25. 8, Jacey Wilson, DSU, 5:13.38. 11, Lisa Townsend, DSU, 5:15.35. 13, Paitton Herbst, DSU, 5:23.22.

5,000: 1, Nicole Allerdings, Black Hills State, 18:19.64. 10, Brittney Grove, DSU, 22:09.04.

100 hurdles: 1, Mackenzie Grubbs, DSU, 15.8. 2, Abbey Honeyman, DSU, 15.85. 3, Brittney Marosok, Black Hills State, 16.32. 8, Lexee Craig, DSU, 17.66.

400 hurdles: 1, Brittney Marosok, Black Hills State, 1:06.53. 6, Scotti Robinson, 1:15.58.

400 relay: 1, Dickinson State (Shelbi McGee, Abby Honeyman, Mackenzie Grubbs, Megan Erickson), 49.10. 2, South Dakota Mines (Faith Chambers, Alexia Hodgson, Kaelyn Kaul, Erica Keeble), 51.84.

1,600 relay: 1, Chadron State (Alisha Heelan, Julianne Thomsen, Chasidy Horton, Celeste Cardona), 4:12.65. 3, Dickinson State A (Megan Erickson, Shelbi McGee, Taylor Ludwig, Paitton Herbst), 4:16.17. 4, Dickinson State B (Mackenzie Grubbs, Lisa Townsend, Grace Edeen, Bailey Smith), 4:20.07. 7, Dickinson State C (Jacey Wilson, Scotti Robinson, Zoee Boschee, Lexee Craig), 4:42.13.

High jump: 1, Lia Guigui, Black Hills State, 5-03. 5, Megan Dailey, DSU, 5-01.

Pole vault: 1, Whitney Scott, Black Hills State, 11-05. 75. 4, Lexee Craig, DSU, 10. 8, Lacey Waid, DSU, 9-00. 25. 8, Shelby Gustafson, DSU, 4-11. 9, Sage Collins, DSU, 4-11. 14, Abby Honeyman, DSU, 4-07. 15, Zoee Boschee, DSU, 4-07.

Long jump: 1, Megan Johnson, VCSU, 17-08. 75. 4, Kadara Marshall, DSU, 16-08. 7, Zoee Boschee, DSU, 15-02. 75. 9, Paitton Herbst, DSU, 14-09. 75.

Triple jump: 1, Megan Johnson, VCSU, 37-06. 75. 3, Kadara Marshall, DSU, 35-05. 75. 5, Megan Dailey, DSU,34-05. 75. 7, Shelby Gustafson, DSU, 32-10. 5.

Shot put: 1, Mackenzie Huber, VCSU, 42-01. 5. 5, Tarissa Phipps, DSU, 38-02. 75. 6, Mailani Thomas, DSU, 38-00. 75. 9, Savannah Walker, 35-11. 25. 13, Mikayla Campbell, DSU, 33-07. 5.

Discus: 1, Rebecca Manteuffel, SW Minn. State, 146-07. 5, Mailani Thomas, DSU, 128-06. 8, Savannah Walker, DSU, 118-06. 9, Tarissa Phipps, DSU, 116-08. 13, Mikayla Campbell, DSU, 98-09.

Javelin: 1, Alyssa Wisher, DSU, 125-01. 2, Alexandra Richards, Black Hills State, 118-10. 4, Paitton Herbst, DSU, 116. 5, Abbey Schantz, DSU, 115-01. 12, Zoee Boschee, DSU, 66-01.

Hammer throw: 1, Ashlyn Hanson, Chadron State, 181-09. 9, Mailani Thomas, DSU, 125-00.

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