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Former MCM standout Jacy Pulse named Summit League track athlete of the week

Pulse garnered the distinction after a successful weekend at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and the Texas State Bobcat Invitational

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VERMILLION, S.D. — University of South Dakota sophomore Jacy Pulse has been named the Summit League women's track athlete of the week for the week of March 27.

Pulse, a native of Salem, South Dakota, garnered the distinction for the first time of her career after a successful weekend at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and the Texas State Bobcat Invitational.

A member of the Coyotes’ record-setting 4x100-meter relay, she joined Erin Kinney, Anna Robinson and Sara Reifenrath in clocking 45.85 seconds to break a four-year-old school record at the Bobcat Invitational. The same quartet had won the event at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays the day earlier in 46.21 seconds.

Pulse also ran on the Coyotes’ 4x400 relay, which clocked the second-fastest time in program history in 3:41.16 at the Texas Relays.

Individually, Pulse placed 10th in the open 400-meter hurdles at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with a personal-best time of 1:01.86. That time moved her to sixth in USD record books.

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Pulse was a 14-time state medalist in her career for the McCook Central/Montrose Fighting Cougars despite her senior season being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She won state championships in the 200-meter dash, the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles at the 2019 state meet and took home Class A girls MVP honors after winning three of the four events she competed in.

She was a standout in basketball and volleyball for MCM as well, scoring over 1,000 points in her hoops career and helping the Fighting Cougars to two state basketball tournaments and three state volleyball tournaments.

Dylan is sports reporter for the Mitchell Republic. A native of Michigan, he graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelors of science in journalism before joining the sports staff in March 2022. He covers 35 high schools along with NAIA's Dakota Wesleyan, which are all within Mitchell Republic's 17 county coverage area. Before joining the Mitchell Republic, Dylan covered sports in Michigan for a year, coached baseball for the Lakeland High School freshman team in White Lake, Mich. and played baseball and basketball in high school.
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