Mettler, Wirth Earn Summit Honors
Mettler was named The Summit League’s Outdoor Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week after placing third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays this past weekend. It is the third time he has received the honor in his career. Mettler’s time of 8 minutes, 59.21 seconds is the best in The Summit League and eighth-best in the nation this season. The senior was the second-best collegiate performer in the race, finishing behind 2013 NCAA Champion Anthony Rotich of Texas-El Paso (8:38.68).
Wirth is The Summit League's Outdoor Track and Field Female Athlete of the Week. She broke her own school record in the high jump at 5 feet, 10 3/4 inches last weekend in a win at the Arizona State University Invitational. Wirth held the old record of 5-9 3/4, which she set at the 2011 Howard Wood Dakota Relays. Wirth also holds the Jackrabbits' indoor high jump school record of 5-10. She is currently tied for seventh in the nation in the high jump event.
USD and SDSU are scheduled to compete in the Dakota Duals Friday and Saturday in Yankton.