MARION, Ind. - Follow the Dakota State University's runners on the final day of the 62nd Annual Men's NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. Dakota State will have five runners in action on Saturday. Check out the links above to follow DSU at NAIA Nationals.
Nic Penning will kick off the day as he runs in the men's marathon at 6 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time)/5 a.m. (Central Standard Time). He is making his second straight appearance in men's marathon at NAIA Nationals.
DSU prepares for the NAIA 4 x 100-meter relay final at 2:50 p.m. (EST)/1:50 p.m. (CST). The Trojan relay team members include D'Artist Williams, Stacey Berg, Mark Moeller and Seth Boomsma. They clocked a time of 41.02 seconds in the prelims on Thursday, which improved their DSU school record time for the third straight meet.
Boomsma is scheduled to run in the NAIA men's 100-meter dash final on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. (EST)/3 a.m. (CST). He recorded the fourth fastest time in the 100-meter prelims on Friday afternoon with his season best time of 10.44 seconds (fifth fastest time in the DSU record book).
An individual or relay team that place in the national finals' top eight will receive NAIA All-American status.
Six-time NAIA All-American Andy Coy will be recognized for his academic success in the classroom at 3:20 p.m. (EST)/2:20 p.m. (CST). He earned his fourth overall Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete (2 times in cross country and 2 times in track & field), which was announced on Friday by the NAIA's national office.
NAIA DAY 2 RECAP: Dakota State had two runners in 100-meter dash prelims on the second day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships Friday. Boomsma ran a time of 10.44 seconds, the fourth fastest time and advanced to the final. Williams, seeded 24th in the 24-runner field, recorded a time of 10.77 seconds for a 16th-place tie (with a runner from Cal State San Marcos).
NAIA DAY 1 RECAP: Despite overcast conditions and 20-miles-per-hour winds on the first day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, Dakota State's 4 x 100-meter relay team improved their DSU school record time. They finished fourth overall with a new school record time of 41.02 seconds, advancing to the finals on Saturday at 2:50 p.m. (EST)/1:50 p.m. (CST).
Andy Coy ended his stellar collegiate track career as he was just .02 seconds short to qualify for the NAIA men's 1500-meter run final. He clocked a time of 3 minutes and 59.37 seconds to place 13th overall (top 12 runners advance to Saturday's final). Coy finished his career by qualifying for track nationals eight times (4 times indoor and 4 times outdoor). He was named to NAIA All-American six times at Dakota State.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director