SIOUX CITY, Iowa - The Dakota State University women's 4 x 800-meter relay team broke a new DSU school record on the second day of the Sioux City Relays Saturday at the Olsen Stadium. Seth Boomsma captured the men's 100-meter event for the second straight week added another highlight in the annual premier event.
Schools from NCAA Division I and II along with NAIA competed in the Sioux City Relays. Local high schools girls' and boys' also competed in the Sioux City Relays Saturday.
Stephanie Uher, Kayla Sveen, Victoria Sopko and Stephanie Warnke were on the DSU women's 4 x 800-meter relay that produced a new DSU school record time of nine minutes and 44.43. They earned a second-place finish in the event. The previous old mark was set in 1997 with a time of 9:48.44 by Katherine Fisk, Summer Stulken, Marie Parker and Amy Hansen.
The Trojans claimed two runners in the top two in the men's 100-meter dash for the second straight week. Seth Boomsma claimed the title as he clocked a time of 10.77 seconds. D'Artist Williams was second with a time of 11.03 seconds. Stacey Berg placed 10th in 11.44 seconds.
Dakota State was second in the men's 4 x 100-meter relay. The relay team consisted of Williams, Berg, Mark Moeller and Boomsma produced a time of 42.07 seconds, .04 seconds behind first-place team from NCAA Division I South Dakota (42.03 seconds).
Summer Bronson finished eighth in the women's 400-meter hurdles. She ran a time of 1:07.89.
The DSU women's 4 x 400-meter relay team - Sveen, Bronson, Warnke and Uher - was ninth with a time of 4:14.33.
In the men's 110-meter hurdles, David Sotir placed 11th with a time of 16.35 seconds. Justin Templeton was 17th in 17.08 seconds. Chad Pelkofer finished 21st (18.78 seconds). Bronson was 15th in the women's 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.40 seconds.
Pelkofer ran a time of 58.68 seconds to earn a 14th place finish in the men's 400-meter hurdles. Templeton was 16th in 58.84 seconds. Sotir placed 24th with a time of 1:02.09.
The Trojan men's 1600-meter relay team (Templeton, Gabe Samuelson, Jared Truman and Jared Sutton) finished seventh with a time of 3:50.40.
Ryan Gimbel produced a seventh-place finish in the men's shot put. He threw a measurement of 42 feet and 9 inches.
Ashley Currey threw a measurement of 34 feet and 8.5 inches for an 11th-place finish in women's shot put. Shayna Dwyer was 17th with a shot put measurement of 32 feet and 8.5 inches.
Currey was 19th in the women's discus with a measurement of 100 feet and 7 inches. Dwyer placed 24th (90 feet, 4 inches).
Trevor Rossknecht finished 18th in the men's discus throw with a measurement of 123 feet. Gimbel was 22nd (118 feet, 6 inches). Trevor Van Tilburg was 24th (117 feet, 8 inches).
DSU 4 x 400-meter relay team - Andy Quenzer, Steve Selchert, Pelkofer and Taylor Hauge - recorded a time of 3:35.30 for a 16th-place finish.
In the 1500-meter run, Hauge ran a time of 4:24.27 for a 38th-place finish in men's race. Brooke Fritz was 40th on the women's side (5:39.92). Anastasia Asimakopoulos finished 45th in 5:44.95. Amber Wiebenga placed 50th with a time of 6:10.44.
Dakota State returns back to action next weekend. The Trojans compete in the two-day Red Raider Invitational, hosted by Northwestern (Iowa). The meet will be held at the DeValois Stadium in Orange City, Iowa.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director