Mount Marty College qualified four athletes last week for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field championships. Paul Paul will participate in the men’s 400 meter dash after winning the South Dakota Challenge at USD on Saturday, and the Lancer men’s 4 by 400 relay squad also won their event in a qualifying time. The NAIA National meet comes up May 23rd through the 25th in South Shore, Alabama.
Due to cold weather forecast on Saturday, the University of South Dakota open football practice has been moved back to this Sunday. The Coyotes will hold a scrimmage at 2:00 Sunday at their new outdoor practice field north of the DakotaDome. USD is not holding a Spring Game this year because of ongoing renovations inside the Dome.
South Dakota State senior Macy Miller was selected as the 36th and final player taken in last night’s WNBA Draft. The Seattle Storm selected Miller in the third round of the pro draft. She was a two-time Summit League Player of the Year and the league’s all-time leading scorer.
Team USA Para-Badminton member Miles Krajewski of Yankton competed in his first international tournament of the year earlier this month in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates. The 13-year-old Krajewski and his partner from Brazil reached the semifinals before losing to a duo from China, and they earned a bronze medal in Dubai. Krajewski will compete next in the Canada Para-Badminton International tourney May 7th through the 12th in Ottawa.
The Yankton Gazelles golf at Harrisburg today, Bucks tennis at Huron Friday, and Gazelles and Bucks track and field at the Corn Palace Relays in Mitchell on Saturday have all been postponed or cancelled because of the winter storm.