Erickson, Liggins, Rains and Walters Earn Track and Field Honors
Emma Erickson and Terry Liggins of South Dakota have been named the North Central Conference Indoor Track Athletes of the Week while Katelin Rains of Minnesota State and Ben Walters of South Dakota have been named the North Central Conference Indoor Field Athletes of the Week.
Erickson, a freshman from Gayville, S.D. was part of two winning efforts at the Derek Miles Open. She won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.12 and was part of the winning 4x400-meter relay.
Liggins, a senior from Omaha, Neb., set a DakotaDome record with an automatic qualifying time of :08.00 in the 60-meter hurdles in the preliminaries of the Derek Miles Open. He won the event with :08.01-clocking in the finals.
Rains, a junior from Spring Lake Park, Minn., set a new NCAA Division II and school record with a 14-0 1/2 winning pole vault at the MSU Pre-Season Open.
Walters, a senior from Lennox, S.D., won the shot put (49-6 1/2) and the weight throw (54-4 1/2) at the Derek Miles Open.
Others nominated: Track Male: None. Track Female: Amanda Dettman, Minnesota State. Field Male: None. Field Female: Shana Brown, Nebraska-Omaha; Becky Schulz, Augustana.