Catching Up: A Look at Former Area AthletesLuke Leischner, a Tripp native, captured his first career Summit League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week award after his performance at the Bill Bergan Invitational last week in Ames, Iowa.
By: Travis Mester, The Daily Republic
Luke Leischner, a Tripp native, captured his first career Summit League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week award after his performance at the Bill Bergan Invitational last week in Ames, Iowa.
Leischner, a junior at South Dakota State University, won the 400-meter run in a time of 47.37 seconds. The time marks a Summit League-best this season and 23rd-fastest time in the nation.
He also anchored the 1,600-meter relay team to a second-place finish and a school-record time of 3 minutes, 14.87 seconds.
Leischner also holds the second-best league time in the 200 meters and sixth-best time in the 60 meters.
The Jackrabbits men’s and women’s track and field teams are at the Bison Open on Saturday in Fargo, N.D.
Mitchell native Shea Patrick placed first in the 200-meter breaststroke for the South Dakota State University in a double dual against the University of North Dakota on Friday night at the HPER Center Pool.
Patrick, a sophomore for the Jackrabbits, finished in a time of 2:11.87.
Andrea Budahl, also former Mitchell standout, won the 1,000 freestyle in a time of 10:29.07, which is less than a second off the school record. Budahl, a freshman for SDSU, also won the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:09.85.
SDSU is at the Minnesota Challenge on Friday and Saturday in Minneapolis.
Mitchell native Jordan Miller had 11 points and a game-high six assists to help the Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball team to a 72-66 win over Upper Iowa on Friday night in Marshall, Minn.
Miller, a sophomore guard, also had 12 points in an 87-81 overtime loss to Winona State (Minn.) on Saturday.
In the two games, Miller, the team’s leading scorer at 14.8 points per game, combined to shoot 6-of-28 from the floor and was 1-of-19 from 3-point range.
SMSU is 9-10 overall and 6-9 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Mustangs face Wayne State University on Friday in Wayne, Neb., and take on Augustana College on Saturday in Sioux Falls.
Augustana women’s basketball player Megan Doyle recorded a triple-double to lead the Vikings past St. Cloud State University in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Saturday in St. Cloud, Minn.
Doyle, a former Hanson standout, had 15 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.
On Friday, Doyle recorded her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Concordia University, St. Paul.
Augustana (16-6 overall, 9-6 NSIC) hosts Minnesota State-Mankato on Friday and Southwest Minnesota State University on Saturday.