Track & Field - Fri, Apr. 26, 2013

DRAKE RELAYS FRIDAY MORNING SESSION RESULTS - DRAKE RELAYS FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSION RESULTS

DES MOINES, Iowa - Four Dakota State University men's runners competed in the 104th annual Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Friday at the Drake Stadium. The highlights from the Trojans are the men's 4 x 100-meter relay team improving their automatic qualifying time and Seth Boomsma's qualifying for finals in the men's 100-meter dash.

The Drake Relays featured numerous schools from all levels including NCAA Division I schools.  The Trojans had a school record 13 runners competing in the Drake Relays.

In the Friday's morning session, the DSU men's 4 x 100-meter relay team - D'Artist Williams, Stacey Berg, Mark Moeller and Boomsma - improved their automatic qualifying time of 41.73 seconds for a 11th-place finish in the event.  The relay team did not advance to the finals.  The time is the second fastest time for DSU 4 x 100-meter relay in the Trojan Outdoor Track and Field record book.

Boomsma ran the men's 100-meter dash in the Friday's afternoon session.  He clocked a time of 10.84 seconds for a seventh-place finish in the preliminaries.  As a result, Boomsma advanced to Saturday's 100-meter dash final that included runners from Mississippi, Lincoln (Mo.), Iowa State, Missouri, Georgia, Iowa and Texas Southern.  The men's 100-meter dash final is scheduled for 2:28 p.m. Saturday.

Dakota State continues their action Saturday. 

Nic Penning will be running in the half-marathon at 8 a.m., followed by DSU's student assistant coach Matt Fideler in the 3000-meter steeplechase at 10:40 a.m.  The DSU women's 4 x 800-meter relay (Stephanie Warnke, Stephanie Uher, Victoria Sopko and Kayla Sveen) race is scheduled for 10:53 a.m.  The Trojans' distance medley race (Moeller, Steve Selchert, Andy Quenzer and Andy Coy) is slated for 11:07 a.m.  Coy will be running in the men's 1500-meter run at 3:55 p.m. 

Check out the Drake Relays live results on http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/15700/livestats/Relays/13/index.htm?&SPSID=319753&SPID=8142&DB_OEM_ID=15700.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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  • Feb. 7 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational (University of Nebraska) - No Team Score
  • Feb. 1 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Minnesota State Mankato Open - No Team Score
  • Jan. 31 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Minnesota State Mankato Open - No Team Score
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