MSUB’s track and field squad will send its jumpers and throwers to a last-chance meet at Dickinson State University this weekend, in advance of next week’s GNAC Championships. (Photo courtesy MSU Billings)

(Editor’s Note: This is a release from MSU Billings)

BILLINGS – With a final opportunity to better its marks before next week’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships, the Montana State University Billings track and field squad will send a handful of athletes to the Dickinson State University Last Chance Track Meet Friday in Dickinson, N.D.

Action is scheduled to kick off on Friday at noon with field events at the Henry Biesiot Activities Center.

For the Yellowjacket women, four jumpers and four throwers are scheduled to compete at the meet. Freshman Shelby Browning holds the team’s top entry time in the long jump at 5.10 meters, and Brenna Beckett and Shaniah Schwend will also compete in the event.

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Schwend has the team’s top distance in the triple jump at 10.46 meters, and all four jumpers will participate in that event. Halie Warren will be MSUB’s lone competitor in the high jump, and she enters with a mark of 1.50 meters. Brenna Beckett will be competing in both the long jump and triple jump for the ‘Jackets.

In the throws department, Kassadee Kuoha, Abbie Lohof, Hailey Steinbeisser, and Taylor Stringari will represent MSUB. Kuoha has the team’s top distance in the discus at 35.78 meters, and she and Stringari will throw the hammer as well. Steinbeisser will throw the discus, shot put, and javelin, and Lohof will throw both the shot and discus.

On the men’s side, the ‘Jackets will be represented by a pair of freshmen in Chuck Carr and Isaiah Girard. Carr is currently fifth in the GNAC in the high jump at 2.00 meters, and Girard is close behind in seventh at 1.98 meters.

The full Yellowjacket squad will be back in action at the 2017 GNAC Championships, hosted by Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore., on May 12-13, 2017.