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Coyotes win three track and field events at UC Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. — South Dakota’s track and field teams captured six events over the weekend at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic at the Anteater Track Stadium.

South Dakota swept the top three spots of the men’s and women’s pole vault.

Freshman Deidra Marrison vaulted her way onto the Coyotes’ top-10 list in her first outdoor meet, winning the women’s pole vault in 13-7 ¼. Landon Kemp finished runner-up in the field with a vault of 13-3 ½. Kimmy Peterson was third with the same height. All three move into USD’s top-10 all time.

Chris Nilsen took first in the men’s competition with a vault of 17-5, while his junior classmate Ethan Bray finished runner-up in 16-7 ¼, followed by third-plade Kaleb Ellis (15-1 ½).

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