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B-R Alumni Sets New Record

Kelsey Larsen sets new school record in 1,000-meter run at SDSU Last Chance Invite

2/18/2023 6:50:00 PM


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SDSU Last Chance Invite Final Results

            Junior Kelsey Larsen set a new school record in the 1,000-meter run to highlight the Wayne State College women's indoor track and field team's performance Saturday afternoon at the SDSU Last Chance Invite held at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota.
            Host South Dakota State won the women's team title with 270 points followed by Sioux Falls in second at 119, Northern State third (97), Augustana fourth (63) and Wayne State fifth with 37 points.
            Larsen, a junior from Walthill (BRLD High School), took fourth in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:56.80 for a new school record, breaking the old mark of 2:59.89 held by Paige Pollard and set in the 2012 season (1/28/12).
            The top finisher for the Wildcat women was Keyla Sambo placing second in the triple jump at 37' 5 ¾". 
            Sarah Cotton collected a third place finish in the 200-meter dash in 25.69 seconds.
            In the long jump, Emily Smollen took fourth at 17' 1 ½" while freshman Lindsey Kneifl was sixth (15' 9 ¾").
            Other Wildcat finishers included Faith Polacek fifth in the 800-meter run at 2:30.55, Kylie Pachta fifth in the 1,000-meter run (3:03.61), Alison Stineman was eighth in the 600-meter run (1:42.60) and Hailey Baker placed eighth in the weight throw at 47' 8 ½".
            Wayne State will compete at the 2023 Northern Sun Conference Championships in Mankato, Minnesota Friday and Saturday.