At this rate, the University of South Dakota is going to have to build Jeff Mettler his own trophy case.
The USD junior standout runner from Eureka has earned numerous awards over his career, including some major honors in just the past few days:
First, he won the university 3,000-meter steeplechase in a school record time of 8 minutes, 51.99 seconds at the prestigious 104th running of the Drake Relays.
Then he was named the USD male athlete of the year.
Finally, he was named the Summit League track and field athlete of the week.