VERMILLION, S.D. — Megan Glisar, Jeff Mettler and Ali Gress each set meet records as South Dakota track and field held its fourth annual Red-White Meet at the DakotaDome on Friday. The meet serves as a preseason event and the results did not count in any qualification standards or national r
Glisar jumped 5 feet-9 inches in the high jump to set a new meet record. She would rank fifth in NCAA Division I this year according to the Track and Field Results Reporting System which is a database that compiles track and field results nationwide.
In the mile, Mettler’s time of 4:16.77 led a group of five Coyotes who finished ahead of the previous record of 4:27, which was set by Travis Brenner in 2010. According to the TFRRS, Mettler would rank 12th in Division I, while Ethan Marquadt’s time of 4:18.62 would rank 17th. Marquardt later won the 3K with a time of 8:37.79.
Gress set the women’s 3000 meter standard with a time of 10:37.11, breaking the old record of 10:43.52 set by Carol Miller in 2011. Gress edged Amber Eickhorn, who finished in 10:37.12, and Kristen Steffen, who finished in 10:39.48.
Several other Coyotes would have recorded some of the top marks in the nation during the meet, but fell short. Returning All-American Bethany Buell cleared 12 feet-8 inches in the pole vault, put her in sixth-place in Division I. Teammates Madison Mills, Hunter Wilkes, Emily Grove and Megan Meyer finished at 12 feet and would rank 17th in Division I.
In the men’s pole vault, Kyle Ballew finished with a 15 foot-4 inch mark, the 25th best performance in
Meghan Dennis would rank eighth in Division I in the shot put at 47 feet-6 inches. Breanna Janovy would ranked 17th in the same event at 46 feet-5¼ inches. In the men’s shot put, Kyle McKelvey would be 16th in Division I after recording a 54 foot-1½ inch mark.
South Dakota will begin its season at the Jack Johnson Invitational at the University of Minnesota on Jan. 19.