VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota'sBethany Buell and Jeff Mettler both earned Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors for the second straight week after setting school records at the Iowa State Classic last Saturday.
Buell earned the honor for the third straight week after winning the pole vault with a 14-2 mark. That mark broke her previous record of 13-11¾ and places her fourth in the nation. She has set the USD indoor pole vault record in each of the last three weeks.
Jeff Mettler earned the honor for the second straight week and third time this season by winning the 3,000-meters in a school record time of 8:09.82. He broke the record he set earlier this year at the Jack Johnson Classic by five seconds (8:15.06).
USD will host the USD Open at the DakotaDome on Friday. Field events will start at 4:30 p.m. and running events start at 6 p.m.