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Nilsen 1 of 3 Coyotes Honored by Summit League

ELMHURST, Ill.–South Dakota’s senior Shanice Cannigan, sophomore Chris Nilsen and sophomore Helen Falda have been named The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Year as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Nilsen retains the title of Summit League Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year. He was the league’s indoor and outdoor field athlete of the year in 2017. Nilsen finished runner-up in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships for his third career All-America honor. He vaulted a personal best 19 feet, ¼ inch, for the fifth-best mark in NCAA indoor history at the Nebraska Tune-Up.

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