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Catching up: Wagner graduate gets 13th start in SDSU win


For The Daily Republic 

South Dakota State junior Trevor Greger started in his 13th consecutive game at right tackle for the Jackrabbits Saturday in their 55-14 victory over the Butler Bulldogs at Coughlin-Alumni stadium in Brookings.

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Greger, a Wagner graduate, paved the way for nearly 200 yards of rushing for the Jackrabbits in the win. The Jacks hit the road Saturday for a nonconference matchup with the University of North Dakota at 6 p.m. in Grand Forks, N.D.

• University of South Dakota senior Austin Koch earned a start at wide receiver in the Coyotes' season opener Saturday against University of California-Davis in Vermillion.

Koch, a Tyndall native, had one catch for six yards in the 10-7 victory for Coyotes.

USD takes the field again on Saturday when it travels to Lawrence, Kan., to face the Kansas Jayhawks.

• Mitchell native and South Dakota State true freshman Megan Farnham saw action in her first game for the Jackrabbit volleyball team on Friday in a loss to Iowa State at the North Dakota Classic in Grand Forks, N.D.

Farnham, a defensive specialist for the Jacks, played in one set and recorded one dig.

SDSU returns to action Friday when it travels to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Drake Invitational.

• Former Wagner Red Raider Jilanne Doom, now a senior for the University of South Dakota women's cross country team, finished in the top 25 of the women's 4K Friday at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D.

Doom finished with a time of 16 minutes, 2 seconds. As a team, the Coyotes finished second in the meet. South Dakota is next scheduled to compete at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis on Sept. 28.

• Drew Kraft, a junior for the South Dakota State men's cross country team, placed eighth overall Friday at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D.

Kraft, a Wessington Springs native, was one of four Jackrabbits to finish in the top 10 in the event and finished with a time of 16:06.77. The Bison Open men's race was originally planned for an 8K but was reduced to a 5K because of the heat.

SDSU competes Friday in Falcon Heights, Minn., at the OZ Memorial hosted by the University of Minnesota.