February 22, 2014
STORM LAKE, Iowa – The Dakota State University indoor track & field teams competed in the final regular-season indoor track & field meet Saturday at the Buena Vista Open. Ten Trojan athletes had set new personal records at the meet.
The meet, which was held at the Lamberti Recreation Center, was in conjunction with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XI Indoor Championships, did not have a full result completed available. The final regular-season meet gave DSU participants their last chances to qualify for the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.
Ryan Gimbel broke a new DSU school record in the men's weight throw. He threw a measurement of 53 feet and .25 inches, breaking his previous old mark of 51 feet and 9 inches set at the University of South Dakota Open on Feb. 8. Gimbel also recorded a new personal best in men's shot put with a measurement of 46 feet and 6.25 inches.
Another men's weight thrower had set a new personal best. Trevor Van Tilburg threw a new personal best measurement of 47 feet and 3 inches.
Shayna Dwyer set a new personal best 35 feet and 8.75 inches in the women's shot put. Clara Schild recorded a measurement of 37 feet and 5 inches. Ashley Currey had a measurement of 35 feet and 11.25 inches. Kelci Viesselman threw a measurement of 31 feet and 10.25 inches.
In the women's weight throw, Currey led the Trojans with a measurement of 45 feet and 8 inches. Dwyer recorded a measurement of 43 feet and 8.5 inches. Viesselman finished with a measurement of 39 feet and 1.75 inches. Schild recorded a weigh throw measurement of 34 feet and 9.5 inches.
Two DSU men's runners had set new personal best times in the one-mile run. Jared Sutton recorded a new personal best time of four minutes and 37.14 seconds. Taylor Hauge also ran a time of 4:37.93 to set his personal record. Michael Carson clocked a time of 4:52.47 and Caleb Hemphill finished in 5:02.41.
On the women's one-mile run, Anastasia Gentles recorded a time of 6:16.32.
Two Trojan men's hurdlers clocked a new personal best times in the men's 60-meter hurdles. Zach Ely ran a time of 8.68 seconds in the prelims, improving his time to 8.56 seconds in the finals. Edward Clark recoded a personal best time 8.93 seconds in the prelims. He recorded a time of 8.94 seconds in the finals. David Sotir ran a time of 8.94 seconds in the first attempt and improved to his personal best time of 8.89 seconds in the second attempt.
Seth Boomsma clocked a time of 6.94 seconds in the men's 60-meter dash prelims. Spencer Carlson recorded a time of 7.11 seconds, followed by Williams with 7.13 seconds and Trevor Jacobsen 7.38 seconds.
Boomsma improved his time in the men's 60-meter dash finals with a time of 6.85 seconds. Carlson finished with a new personal best time of 7.10 seconds. Williams recorded a time of 7.11 seconds and Hargrove 7.25 seconds. Jacobsen recorded a time of 7.42 seconds.
Sara Friesen set a new personal best time in the women's 60-meter dash with a time of 8.70 seconds.
Mitch Trestrial ran a time of 55.12 seconds in the men's 400-meter run.
Steve Selchert finished in 2:00.86 in the men's 800-meter run.
Heather Dearing leaped a high jump with a height measurement of 4 feet and 11.75 inches.
The DSU men's 4 x 400-meter relay team finished with a time of 3:43.03.
Boomsma will be compete in the NAIA Men's Indoor Track & Field National Championships on March 6 through March 8 in Geneva, Ohio.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director