Black Hills State’s Baldwin nets two more Honors

Alec Baldwin-Spirit Lake-Black Hills St ©Black Hills St Athletics

Alec Baldwin-Spirit Lake-Black Hills St
©Black Hills St Athletics

The Black Hills State University track and field team picked up two more All-American honors Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship in Birmingham, Alabama.

Alec Baldwin placed fifth in the mile run in 4:11.12. The junior broke the school record on Friday in the preliminary round, and with his efforts Saturday became the first individual to earn All-America in indoor track and field during the NCAA Division II era at BHSU.

Baldwin was quickly joined on the All-American list as Mitch Kraft placed eighth in the 3,000-meter run in 8:12.48. That time crushed the his previous school record by 9.9 seconds. The senior also earned All-America honors during the 2013 cross country season.

Madison McLaughlin, competing in her first indoor championship, fouled on all three of her attempts in the shot put.

The Yellow Jackets closed out the meet with three All-American honors as the distance medley relay team claimed fifth place on Friday night.

Black Hills State begins the outdoor track and field season on March 26-28 at the Yellow Jacket Spring Open in Spearfish.