Catching up: OSU's Way picks up another win in weight throwMitchell native and Oklahoma State sophomore Caitlin Way placed first in the women’s weight throw in the second straight meet for the Oklahoma State University women’s track and field team.
By: Amanda Hart , The Daily Republic
Mitchell native and Oklahoma State sophomore Caitlin Way placed first in the women’s weight throw in the second straight meet for the Oklahoma State University women’s track and field team.
Way placed first with a throw of 54-feet-5.50 in the dual against No. 7 Arkansas at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. Despite Way’s victory, the Cowgirls fell 81-61 to Arkansas in their second meet of the season.
Way and Oklahoma State return to action Saturday, when they travel to Manhattan, Kan., to the Kansas State Wildcat Invitational.
-Former Hanson track and field standout Brigitte Gross led the way for the University of Sioux Falls Saturday at the Dordt Indoor Invitational, the first meet of the 2013 season for the Cougars.
Gross, a junior for the Cougars, won the pole vault on the women’s side with a vault of 12 feet, 5.5 inches. Gross also earned runner-up finishes in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.42 seconds and the 55-meter hurdles, with a time of 8.55 seconds.
Also leading the Cougars was Mitchell native Kendra Knight, who won the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.11 seconds. In addition, Knight, a junior for USF, anchored the 4x400-meter relay team that finished first at the Invitational with a time of 4 minutes, 05.17 seconds.
The meet was also attended by Briar Cliff, Dordt, Dakota State, Mount Marty, Nebraska-Omaha, Northwestern and Wayne State.
The Cougars will continue their season Friday, when they travel to Lincoln, Neb., for the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational.
- Augustana freshman Jason Greenway, a Mitchell graduate, recorded three top-six finishes in the second meet of his college career at the Minnesota State Open on Saturday in Mankato, Minn.
Greenway took third in the men’s long jump with a leap of 6.63 meters. He also finished fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.08 seconds and edged his twin brother, Justin Greenway, in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.01 seconds, which was good enough for sixth place. Justin finished seventh in the 200-meters with a time of 23.22 seconds.
- Southwest Minnesota State senior Jordan Miller averaged 15.5 points and eight rebounds per game in a 1-1 effort for the Mustangs over the weekend.
Miller, a Mitchell native, scored 13 and grabbed eight rebounds in a 71-69 loss to St. Cloud in the first game and came back with an 18-point, eight-rebound performance in a win over Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night. He added 12 points and five rebounds in a 67-65 loss to the University of Sioux Falls Tuesday night.
SMSU is 8-9 overall and 5-5 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play and is back in action Friday, when it travels to Aberdeen to take on Northern State.