Senior Alyssa Thavenet has put up the second-best 400 meter and 800 meter times for the Mavericks this season.
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Mavericks Back In South Dakota For SDSU Classic

Omaha Athletics | February 08, 2017
OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha track & field team returns to South Dakota for the SDSU Indoor Classic hosted by South Dakota State on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11.

Events begin at 2 p.m. on Friday and 9:45 a.m. on Saturday from the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

Sophomore Anna Edet put up the third-best weight throw mark in school history, leading a string of personal bests at the Dakota Realty Alumni Meet at South Dakota last weekend.

Edet had a throw of 53-05, a personal best mark that ties her with Liz Thompson for third at UNO all-time. It’s the third time this year that she has put up a mark that ranks among the top six in school history.  Edet took take third in the event.  

Maddy Partridge put up a season-best mark of 47-00 ¼ in the weight throw to finish ninth.  Lauren Doeschot was 10th at 46-05 ½, and Kristen Leisinger was 11th at 44-11 ¾, both personal bests.

In the long jump, Sasha Quattlebaum took second with a mark of 16-08 ½ while teammate Nyakuome Thichiot finished sixth at 16-01 ½, a personal best.

On the track, Sydnee Mitchell-Jemison reached two personal bests.  She took second in the 400 meters win a time of 59.53 and got sixth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.60.

Lauren Houston took first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:19.56.

In the longer distances, Willa Koenig led five Mavericks in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:29.21, good for fourth place.  Kayla Sabotin was sixth with a PR of 10:37.28, just ahead of Renata Valquier-Chavez at 10:39.02, putting her seventh.  Alyssa Averhoff took eight at 10:41.34, and Annie Catania was 11th at 11:08.51.

In the mile, Rosie Gensichen finished in eight with a time of 5:26.09, just ahead of teammate Anita Jenkins who ran a PR of 5:28.46.

The Mavericks will compete in two meets next week, their last competition before the Summit League Championship.  They will be at the USD Twilight in Vermillion, S.D. on Friday, Feb. 17.  On the same day, they’ll also take part in the Nebraska Tune-Up in Lincoln.

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