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Danielle Moyer was one of three USF medalist today at the Sioux Falls Relays
Courtesy: USF Athletics

USF Claims Three Crowns at Final Day of SF Relays

Courtesy: USF Athletics
          Release: 05/05/2012
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The second day of the 2012 Sioux Falls Relays got off to another bad start Saturday, as severe weather resulted in a ninety minute delay, however poor weather would not prevent an exciting final day at the Lillibridge Track and Field in Sioux Falls, S.D. USF charted 14 top five finishes and three outright crowns in the finale of their event.

Danielle Moyer, Kristen Townley, and the 4x400 squad accounted for the Cougars first place finishes. Moyer sprinted 100m in 12.33 s to claim medalist in the women's 100m, while Townley covered an impressive 37 feet and eight inches to take the top spot in the women's triple jump. The women's 4x400 team featured Kristina Lenge, Leah Wensmann, Conner Anderson, and Melissa Kroupa, who pieced together a 4:03.46 for first.

The women's team accumulated nine of the Cougars top five finishes.

Katlynn Sawtelle and Rachel Kruse were the lone Cougars to place second. Sawtelle sprinted down the track in 15.07 during the women's 100m hurdles, while Kruse recorded a 49 feet, four inch toss in the women's hammer throw to also take silver. Kruse's number is a new school record.

In her last home meet, Ashley Unruh paced the women's 5000m run with an 18:22.6 to finish third.

Leah Wensmann wasn't too far behind Moyer in the 100m dash, where she clocked a 12.69 to take third, while Lindsey Elston followed teammate Townley in the triple jump, leaping 36 feet and four inches to capture third in her respective event.

Wensmann (25.32) got back to work in the women's 200m event, where she was joined by Melissa Kroupa (25.47) in the winner's circle. The teammates went 4-5.

Like Kruse, Callan Sawtelle also had a record-breaking day in the field. She marked a 41 feet, five inch throw in the women's shot put for fourth place and would follow up her performance with a 138 feet, three inch mark in the women's hammer throw. Sawtelle hammer toss was good for fourth place and a new USF record.

Moyer claimed fourth in the women's long jump, leaping 18 feet and three inches to mark her second top five finish.

On the men's side Ryan Maloney, Brandon Rogers, Blake Stevenson, and Blaze Killian each finished in the top 10 of their events.

Maloney sprinted to a fourth place finish in the men's 110 hurdles with a time of 15.26.
Stevenson and Killian did their damage in the men's 800m. Stevenson led the way with a 1:53.34 to take fifth, while Killian crossed the line in 1:56.82 for seventh overall.

Rogers found his success in the field. He cleared 15-1 in the men's pole vault to tie for fourth.

USF will conclude their 2011-12 season next weekend at the Concordia Twilight.
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