WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (KWSN) – The Cougar track & field team wrapped up the final day of the competition at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C. The women finished the meet with a 21st place finish while the men ended the weekend in 25th place.
Jordon Bents was the lone Cougar athlete to compete on Saturday as he took part in the Shot Put. Bents ended the day in 14th place with a top mark of 53-3 (16.23m). Bents was clean on his throws, getting marks in each attempt, but was short of qualifying for the finals. Wesley Lavong of Adams State won the event with his throw of 63-11.75 (19.50m).
With Brigitte Gross' first day championship, the Cougars put up 10 points to finish in 21st place. The Cougars finished with the third highest score of any NSIC team as Minnesota Duluth finished 10th with 18.5 points while Wayne State placed 16th with 12 points. Adams State came away with the National Championship as they ended the meet with 67 points.
Scott Greenman's 3rd place finish in the Pole Vault earned USF 6 points and gave them a 25th place finish. The Cougars were the NSIC team with the second highest finish as Minnesota State came away with a 4th place finish by scoring 38 points. St. Augustine's edged out Adams State for the team title as the Mighty Falcons scored 84.5 points while the Grizzlies scored 83 points.
With the conclusion of the indoor season, the Cougars will compete next on March 28 and 29 as they head to Wayne, Neb. to take part in the Wildcat Classic and Multi-Events.
Courtesy: University of Sioux Falls