VERMILLION, S.D. – Junior distance runner Jeff Mettler was named the Summit League’s Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year in a league release sent out on Friday. Mettler, a native of Eureka, earned the award after leading South Dakota to its first Summit League Indoor Championship by winning titles in the mile and 3,000-meters, and placing third in the 5,000. His time of 8:18.69 in the 3,000 was a new league championship and DakotaDome record. Those performances earned him men’s Track Championship MVP honors.
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