VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota women’s track and field team has climbed to No. 51 in the latest national rankings from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) which were announced Tuesday. It is the highest the Coyote program has been ranked at the Division I level. The rankings are determined by where a school’s individual athletes are ranked on the Track and Field Results Reporting System website. There are more than 300 track programs at the Division I level. Three Coyote athletes are ranked in the top 50 nationally in their respective events, including sophomore Bethany Buell who is ranked No. 3 in the nation and freshman Emily Grove who is ranked 13th in the pole vault while senior Jasmine Mosley is ranked 48th in the discus. The Coyote men are ranked 109th, with four athletes ranked in the top 50 of their respective events. Sophomore Cody Snyder is ranked 15th in the discus while freshman Kyle McKelvey is 34th in the shot put. Junior Kyle Ballew is 42nd in the pole vault and sophomore Jeff Mettler is 50th in the steeplechase.
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