Mitchell High School alumna Carly Haring made the most of her first home collegiate track and field meet in Vermillion.
The University of South Dakota freshman won the women’s high jump at the Dakota Realty Alumni meet on Saturday with a leap of 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches. Haring cleared the bar on her second attempt, edging North Dakota’s Erica Benson, who cleared the height on her third try.
Chamberlain native Ella Byers finished 12th in the 800-meter run for USD, running a time of 2 minutes, 27.96 seconds. Former Cub teammate Laurel Ketelhut was ninth in the weight throw, tossing 53 feet, 4 1/2 inches.
Competing unattached for the indoor season, former Dakota Wesleyan University star Kamberlyn Lamer won the heptathlon with a score of 3,556 points and the triple jump with a leap of 38 feet, 3/4 inches.
The Coyotes compete in the Iowa State Classic on Friday and Saturday in Ames, Iowa.
Campbell puts forth career night
Jada Campbell continued her tear for Presentation College by posting four consecutive double-doubles and 11 in her last 12 games.
The former Hanson High School standout recorded career-highs with 30 points and 21 rebounds in an 82-59 win over Dickinson State on Feb. 1. Campbell also posted 26 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to Dakota State on Friday.
Campbell now ranks third in the nation in rebounds per game (13.7), third in offensive rebounds per game (5.1), fifth in double-doubles (17) and sixth in total rebounds (315).
Presentation plays Waldorf University on Friday in Forest City, Iowa.
Gustafson playing efficiently off the bench
Karly Gustafson has settled into her role coming off the bench, putting up four consecutive efficient outings for Dordt University.
In the last four games, Gustafson has averaged 10.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and 7.4 rebounds per game. The Ethan native scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 74-56 loss to No. 1 Concordia (Neb.) on Saturday.
Gustafson is averaging 10.1 points on 56.7 percent shooting, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 22 games, 20 of them coming off the bench.
Dordt plays Hastings on Saturday in Sioux Center, Iowa.