Catching up with former area athletes: Haring leaps into USD record books
Sophomore clears 5-feet, 10 3/4 inches and moved into second on South Dakota’s all-time charts
University of South Dakota high jumper and Mitchell High School graduate Carly Haring jumped into the record books on Dec. 5.
The sophomore won the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 10 3/4 inches and moved into second on South Dakota’s all-time charts behind All-American Megan Glisar (6-0 3/4).
Haring helped the Coyotes defeat in-state rival South Dakota State (77-51) at the dual meet at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. South Dakota grabbed event titles in 11 of the 14 events contested.
USD’s Kamberlyn Lamer, who competed unattached without indoor eligibility, captured the pentathlon with a score of 3,667 points. Lamer is a former DWU All-American and two-time NAIA champion in both the pentathlon and heptathlon.
South Dakota is scheduled to host a pair of home meets next month with the USD Invitational on Jan. 16 and the Dakota Realty Invitational on Jan. 23.
Four area standouts help Dakota State match best start since 2015-16
The Dakota State University women’s basketball team recently matched its best 10-game start since the 2015-16 season.
The Trojans held Bellevue (Neb.), the preseason favorite to win the league title, to just 15 first-half points on Dec. 5 and rolled to a 77-57 North Star Athletic Association women's basketball season opener at DSU Fieldhouse.
Four Dakota State players hit double digits in scoring, paced by former McCook Central/Montrose standout Morgan Koepsell with 15 points off the bench (7-of-10 field goals). She also grabbed five rebounds and registered three blocked shots.
Former Corsica-Stickney standout Courtney Menning added 14 points and tallied a career-high seven rebounds. She also dished out three assists and stole the ball twice.
Avon graduate Cheylee Nagel registered a career-high five assists and pulled down six rebounds in the win.
This season, Koepsell is averaging 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, to go along with 13 blocked shots and seven steals. Menning is averaging 7.6 points and 4.2 boards per contest, while adding a team-highs in assists (36) and steals (21).
Nagel is averaging 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds a game. Hanson graduate and Dakota State freshman Morgan Huber has scored 12 points in four games played this season.
Dakota State concludes their five-game homestand Saturday against host Waldorf (Iowa) in the North Star conference action. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.