The University of South Dakota won a pair of league titles on the first day of The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Jeff Mettler defended his league 3,000-meter run championship, finishing in 8:19.85, just over a seond off his record time set at last year's meet.  It is Mettler's third Summit League indoor title.

Kevin Sarehkhani claimed his first Summit League pole vault championship.  He won a four-way tie with a vault of 16-feet 4.75-inches, topping teammate Peter Chapman and North Dakota State’s Grant Mjelstad and Andy Lillejord on attempts.  Sarehkhani did not miss until reaching the final height of 16-10.75.  Chapman finished second by having his first miss at a higher height than Mjelstad and by clearing 16-4.75 on fewer attempts than Lillejord.

The Coyotes lead the team standings in the men's competition with 68 points.  South Dakota State is third with 26 points.  North Dakota State leads the women's competition with 65 points.  USD is third with 30 and the Jackrabbits are in fourth place with 24 points.

Competition concludes Saturday at the IPFW Athletics Center Fieldhouse.

 

University of South Dakota

THE SUMMIT LEAGUE INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
TEAM STANDINGS -- DAY ONE
WOMEN
North Dakota State 65
Nebraska-Omaha 34
South Dakota 30
South Dakota State 24
Fort Wayne 20
Western Illinois 14
IUPUI 7

MEN
South Dakota 68
North Dakota State 65
South Dakota State 26
Western Illinois 22
IUPUI 8

DAY 1 RESULTS