VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota junior Kyle Ballew has been named the Summit League Men’s Track and Field of Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. It is the second weekly honor of the season for Ballew. Ballew, West Hills, Calif., earned the honor after winning the men’s pole vault at the Nebraska Invitational on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Ballew set a personal-best of 17-5 3/4 in winning the event, a mark that is 20th-best in the nation and second-best in the Summit League. It is also 14th-best mark in the West Region this season.
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