Bragging Rights Alert: 3 Events To Watch At The SDSU Indoor Classic

By Lincoln Shryack


The beautiful Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex hosts the 2018 South Dakota State Indoor Classic this Friday and Saturday, and you can catch the action live right here on FloTrack. The 300m surface and solid competition is sure to produce quick times this weekend in Brookings, South Dakota, and we’ve highlighted the top three races of the meet.

Big names on the Division I and II scene make for some excellent distance action, with PRs sure to follow. Here are three events to watch this weekend in Brookings.

Men’s 3,000m

Who: Joel Reichow, Jake Leingang, Kyle Burdick

When: Friday, 8:45 PM CT

Why: This race is a battle for Dakota bragging rights in what should be a highly competitive men’s 3K, as former South Dakota State stud Joel Reichow meets former Oregon Duck and current North Dakota State senior Jake Leingang, as well as current SDSU runner Kyle Burdick. All three should have sub-8:00 on their minds, as Leingang owns a 7:53 PR from his Eugene days, and Reichow and Burdick have both come close to dipping under the barrier in the past.

Since arriving at NDSU last winter, Leingang has yet to show the fitness that propelled him to that 7:53 3K and a 13:43 5K at Oregon, but he’ll have plenty of competition in this one as he looks to get back on track.

Women’s 5,000m

Who: Breanna Sieracki, Rachel King, Alexis Zeis

When: Saturday, 9 PM CT

Why: DII stars past and present collide as former Minnesota-Duluth All-American Breanna Sieracki (née Colbenson) and current U-Mary distance standout Alexis Zeis face off in the women’s 5K. Zeis is the reigning NCAA DII indoor 5K champion and the defending champ at this meet, but Sieracki and South Dakota State junior Rachel King are sure to make a repeat victory difficult. Both King and Sieracki have broken 16:20, while Zeis has yet to eclipse the barrier.

Men’s Mile

Who: Kyle Burdick

When: Saturday, 4:40 PM CT

Why: The first sub-4:00 mile in South Dakota State history is the goal for junior Kyle Burdick. Burdick stumbled a bit to a 4:08 last week in Nebraska — running his last 400m in 65 seconds — but his 3:42 1500m best is proof that he has the wheels to make school history this weekend in Brookings. Burdick is slated to run the 3K on Friday night, so obviously attempting to break 4:00 will come with tired legs. But one man who has extra interest in Burdick joining the 500-plus American men to crack the barrier? SDSU head coach Rod Dehaven, who has held the 4:00.95 school record for over 30 years. If Burdick can somehow run under 4:00, it would be the first such run ever in the state of South Dakota.

Don't forget to catch all these races on Friday and Saturday live on FloTrack.

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