Coyotes Earn Honors

Coyotes Earn Honors

Madison Mills placed third in the junior women’s pole vault to lead three Coyotes and a Coyote recruit to Junior All-American status at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.  All four current Coyotes who competed on Friday in Des Moines recorded top-10 finishes.

Mills vaulted 13 feet, 3½ inches, while teammate Hunter Wilkes vaulted 12-5½ to take seventh place. Mills cleared three heights before missing at 13-7¼, while Wilkes missed at 12-11½.  They are the second and third of USD’s freshmen pole vaulters to earn Junior All-America honors this year after Peter Chapman placed seventh in the junior men’s pole vault on Thursday to earn the honor.

USD pole vault recruit Emily Brigham also earned Junior All-American status by placing fourth with a height of 13-3½.  She cleared both 12-11½ and 13-3½ on her third attempt before missing at 13-7¼. Unattached vaulter Megan Clark won with a mark of 13-7¼.

Christian Nielsen earned Junior All-American honors by finishing eighth in the junior men’s 200-meter dash in 21.97 seconds. Just’N Thymes, who competed unattached, won the race with a time of 20.61.

Meghan Dennis placed 10th in the junior women’s javelin with a throw of 140-4 to round out USD’s day.  Megan Glassman of the Mercury Track Club won the event with a mark of 166-7.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Health Care Facilities Put Up Help Wanted Sign

hospital files

Health care facilities across the state are among employers not able to find all the workers they need.

in National, Sports

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

in National, World

China, U.S. high-level cyber crime talks to begin Tuesday


Top U.S. and Chinese officials will convene this week in Washington for the first round of cyber security talks following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September.

in National

Nearly half of U.S. homes use cellphones only, shun landlines


A dozen years ago, a mere 3 percent of U.S. households used only cellphones.

in National, World

Obama urges Turkey to reduce tensions with Russia, stresses support


U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia while stressing U.S. support for its NATO ally's security.