TUESDAY, MAY 29:
Baseball: Mitchell @ Brookings Bombers 15’s, 5:00pm
NCAA TRACK…The South Dakota State men's and women's track and field athletes wrapped up competition at the NCAA West Preliminary Round...
All three Jackrabbits competed in their second event of the prelim. Jake Brinkmann opened the day in the discus. He was a late addition to the field, which received a late scratch on Monday night and opened up the spot that Brinkmann filled. He finished 43rd with a toss of 160 feet, zero inches.
Brooke Garner competed in the hammer throw next. Garner placed 30th with a mark of 188 feet, one inch. She broke the school record earlier this season, the first of two records for Garner.
Having already qualified in the long jump, Jared Vlastuin closed out competition for the Jacks in the high jump. Vlastuin posted a mark of six feet, nine and three-fourth inches to finish in a tied for 26th place.
Despite no qualifiers on the final day, SDSU jumper Vlastuin advanced to the NCAA Championships in the long jump. Vlastuin qualified with a mark of 25 feet, three and one-half inches to finish 10th, three spots ahead of his competition seed. He made the mark with his second jump in the preliminary stage. The distance was one-half inch short of his season-best at the 2012 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which was also a school record.
NCAA BASEBALL…Florida, ranked No. 1 in every major preseason poll, has been selected as the top seed for the 64-team NCAA Division I college baseball tournament.
The Gators (42-18) will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday. Florida opens against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Bethune-Cookman (34-25).
The other national seeds, in order, are: UCLA, Florida State, Baylor, Oregon, North Carolina, LSU and two-time defending College World Series champion South Carolina.
The Gamecocks (40-17) are trying to join the 1970-74 Southern California squads as the only teams to win three or more consecutive national titles.
The 16 regional winners move on to the best-of-three super regionals. Those eight winners advance to the College World Series, which begins June 15 in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
NO WAKE MADISON…At the request of the Lake Madison Lake Association, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has implemented a temporary “no-wake zone” within 300 feet of the shore on the lake because of a high water level.
The “no-wake zone” allows boats and other watercraft to operate at higher speeds on Lake Madison, provided they do so beyond the perimeter of the protective 300-foot-zone around the lake shore.
A number of Lake Madison lakeshore residents approached the Lake Madison Lake Association expressing concerns about the potential for additional property damage caused by boat wakes. High water and brisk winds have already caused shoreline damage in several areas. The Lake Madison Lake Association subsequently asked Department of Game, Fish and Parks officials to consider the no-wake request to protect private property around the lake.
State law gives the Governor authority to prohibit or restrict recreational use or navigation on any portion of a river, lake or stream in order to protect the public peace, health, or safety.
A violation of a public waterway restriction is a Class 2 Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail, a fine of $500, or both.