Pole Vaulters Vault into the National Rankings

The Coyotes track and field team is currently in the middle of their indoor season, yet some players have begun gaining major recognition. The Coyotes have taken three of the last four “Player of the Week” awards in field events for both the men’s and women’s track as well as field teams. Fifth-year senior Marshall […]

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Gymnast Turned D1 Track Star

­Junior Erin Kinney finished out her 2023 indoor track season ranked 22nd nationally in the 60 meter dash, but without a middle school injury, her record breaking season may never have happened. In elementary school, Kinney began her career as a gymnast. However, in seventh grade, her career was halted due to an injury. Kinney […]

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USD Women’s Pole Vault leaping to the top

USD’s women’s pole vault team ended the 2023 indoor track and field season as the nation’s top team in pole vault. The Coyotes are now onto the outdoor season and look to improve on their rankings and record new personal bests. The vaulters didn’t seem surprised when finding out that they were ranked first.  “Coach […]

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Track and Field Hosts Early Bird

The Coyotes hosted their first home outdoor track and field meet of the season. The USD Early Bird meet was held on Friday and Saturday.  In the women’s 100-meter dash, Coyotes sophomore Erin Kinney took first place with a time of 10.98, which would have been the second-best time in the nation if it wasn’t […]

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Four Track and Field Athletes to Compete at NCAA

On Feb. 25-26, the men’s and women’s track and field teams cemented their first Summit League Championship win since joining the conference.  This was the second straight women’s win and the first for the men since 2015. Both teams haven’t won the conference tournament since 2011 when they were previously in the Great West Conference.  […]

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Kinney and Mülla Set South Dakota Collegiate Records

The Coyotes hosted their annual Alumni Meet, going against four other Division I schools in Wichita State, Omaha, South Dakota State and Creighton. The Coyotes finished the meet with eight individual victories and three relay victories. Sophomore Erin Kinney got the day started by breaking the DakotaDome, the USD and the South Dakota Collegiate record […]

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Anglin Has Eyes Set on New Personal Record

Sophomore Danii Anglin grew up playing netball on courts similar to those used by netball court contractors in her hometown of Spring Mount, Jamaica, when a coach told her about track and field at the age of 15.  She joined her high school track and field team and the rest was history.  In 2020, she […]

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Erin Kinney Breaks DakotaDome Record

The Coyotes track and field team hosted their first indoor meet of the 2023 season in the South Dakota Kickoff. The teams that made their way to Vermillion were Wayne State, Midland and Morningside.  USD took the top four spots in the women’s 60 meter dash as sophomore Erin Kinney took the top spot with […]

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From Pine Ridge Basketball to USD Track and Field

When senior long jumper and sprinter Isaiah Richards was growing up on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, track and field was not among his extracurricular activities or interests. Instead, Richards played video games and worked on his basketball skills at local courts with his friends. “Native Americans love basketball,” Richards said, because amid the […]

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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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