DES MOINES, Iowa - Dakota State had one runner in action at the Drake Relays Sunday morning. With nearly 1600 women's and men's runners combined ran in the Hy-Vee Road Race Half-Marathon. Nic Penning earned a 27th-place finish in the race.
Penning clocked a time of one hour, 12 minutes and 54 seconds in the half-marathon race. He already earned a spot in the NAIA Men's Outdoor Track and Field National Championship later this May.
Penning will be making his second straight appearance to the national meet in the men's marathon.
Dakota State returns back to action next weekend as they compete in the Howard Wood Relays in Sioux Falls.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director