CHARLESTON, S.C. - - For most University of North Dakota students spring break means vacation. However, for the UND track and field team it means more chances to compete. Today the team began day one of competition at the Spring Break Invitational hosted by Charleston Southern University.
Leading with a personal record hammer throw was senior Cody Mach. His event-winning mark of 181 feet (55.18 meters) improved his third-place standing in UND history that he previously held with a throw of 180-02 (54.92).
Also leaving his mark in UND history was Riley Miller. With his long jump mark of 22-06.50 (6.87) he earned the ninth spot in the record books.
Earning the eighth spot in 5,000-meter history was Connor Danielson with his run of 15 minutes, 12 seconds. The run is an outdoor personal record for Danielson, who’s previous record was 15:18.09.
Also in the 3,000-meter, Jacob Henne broke into the UND top-10 with his run of 9:49.43.
Event winners on the women’s side included Molli Detloff and Madison Overby. Detloff won the hammer throw after hitting a mark just short of the personal record she set last weekend in Wilmington, N.C. Overby won the 1,500-meter.
Qualifying for the finals of the 100-meter hurdles was Erin Brown. Her run of 14.94 seconds not only qualified her for tomorrow’s race, but also earned her a personal record and the sixth spot in UND history.
In the pole vault, Mikayla Johnson earned the seventh spot in UND history with her clear of 11-06 (3.50).
Competition continues tomorrow for the Fighting Hawks. To follow the action live visit http://results.tfmeetpro.com/TimingInccom/Charleston_Southern_Spring_Break_Invitational_2017/