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Summit League Championship at New USD Complex

USD Track Complex USD Lillibridge Track Complex.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota hosts the 2016 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championship this week and also will dedicate its new outdoor track and field facility, the Lillibridge Track Complex.

Besides USD, teams competing from Thursday through Saturday include South Dakota State, North Dakota State, University of Nebraska-Omaha, IUPUI, Oral Roberts and Western Illinois.

Amelia Miller, junior javelin thrower, said the teams are ready to use the new outdoor area. “All the work that has been put into the complex is not overlooked and all the teams are very appreciative. Now we’re just ready to show it off,” she said.

Field and track events will be split between the three days with an official ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 14, at 1:40 p.m. The presentation of team awards is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Having one of the best track facilities in the nation in Vermillion is huge. The Lillibridge complex will allow our program to grow throughout the upcoming years,” said Miller. “We are already fortunate enough to have amazing coaches and now we are able to train with the best equipment possible.”

More information on the tournament and complex is available at, on Twitter @SummitChamps and on Instagram @thesummitleague.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
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