South Dakota Athletics Busy During National Signing Day

The Coyotes announced the signing of 46 athletes across multiple USD athletic teams on National Signing Day last week. The men’s basketball team signed three players for their 2023 recruiting class: Isaac Bruns, Jake Brack and Shey Eberwein. Bruns is a 6’4” guard from North Sioux City and plays basketball at Dakota Valley highschool where […]

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Back on Roster After Season Ending Injury

Senior distance runner Merga Gemeda ended last cross country season due to a season ending injury. Gemeda said after the injury, his motivation was completely taken away but he is trying to stay focused this season on staying healthy and performing well in conference competitions.  Last year, Gemeda was named Summit League Cross Country Runner […]

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Coyotes take third, fourth in Summit Cross Country

Five USD cross country runners received conference honors at the Summit League Cross Country Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday. The championships, hosted by Oral Roberts, saw the Coyotes place third in the women’s race and fourth in the men’s race. Junior Abby Ripperda and freshman Abrielle Jirele finished back-to-back in eighth and ninth place respectively. […]

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South Dakota Triathlon finishes four at Regional Qualifier, Joplin gives a season preview

The South Dakota triathlon team competed in the Pleasant Prairie Qualifier over the weekend. Due to a limited squad competing, the team only scored individually and not as a team. Freshman newcomer Micah Poellet finished eighth in a competitive field with a time of 1:02:14.3. The top Coyote scorer was followed by junior Ella Kubas […]

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Coyote men’s track and field squad ranks No. 25 for second week in a row

The USD men’s track and field squad is ranked No. 25 in the nation by Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association for the second week in a row. The men’s team has already had a successful bout of outdoor season meets, after coming off a successful indoor season. The team participated in the Texas Relays, […]

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Compromising to succeed: Balancing religion and athletics

At the Division I Challenge in Topeka, Kansas, junior Merga Gemeda won the 5,000 meter race, recording a time of 14:35.20. This personal best performance ranks Gemeda sixth in Coyote history. It also allows Gemeda to be set up with a seed time fast enough to compete at the Indoor Track Summit League Conference Feb. […]

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Running beyond a school record

Hailing from Hartington, Nebraska freshman sprinter Sara Reifenrath broke the USD 200 meter school record clocking in at 24.07 at the Dakota Quad Classic in Fargo last weekend.  This time set her as 25th in the nation for this season in the 200 meters.  Breaking that record was an early season goal for Reiefenrath, but […]

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Student-athletes register to vote for Coyote points

As a way to engage student athletes with this year’s election, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) offered an incentive for every registered athlete the team would receive a Coyote point. Whichever team has the most Coyote points at the end of the year receives more funding for their program and uses it for things […]

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