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March 5, 2011

Track & Field Wraps Up Competition At NAIA Championships

Geneva, Ohio – The Black Hills State University men's and women's track and field teams finished competition at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Geneva, Ohio on Saturday.

"I was so happy for all of our student-athletes and the way that they competed," said head Travis Covey.  "We set a number of school records and had a multiple personal bests.  We will enjoy this for a while and then turn our attention to the outdoor season."

Erin Curran started the day off with a second place finish in the mile run.  Curran broke her own school record with her time of 4:55.38.

Mila Andric then took to the track for two races.  Andric ran the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.78 seconds and the 400-meter dash in 56.75 seconds.  Andric placed sixth in the hurdles and fifth in the 400 meters.

Laine Parish was the only male athlete to take to the track on Saturday for the Yellow Jackets.  Parish competed in the 5,000-meter run.  He finished sixth overall in a school record time of 14:31.72.

The women's distance medley relay team of Abi Bever, Alyson Perrett, Anna Yanchek and Curran finished fourth overall in a time of 11:57.99.

Three Black Hills State athletes competed in the women's shot put.  Lory Johnson was the top finisher for the Yellow Jackets.  Johnson placed eighth with a throw of 13.30 meters (43-7.75).  Alaina Yaracz and Cody Milbourn put the shot 12.82 meters (42-0.75) and 12.80 meters (42-0) to place 18th and 19th, respectively.

The Yellow Jackets will now focus their attention on the outdoor season.  Black Hills State opens the outdoor season on March 28 at the Bauer Invitational in Rapid City, S.D.

For more information on Black Hills State Athletics, visit www.BHSUAthletics.com.