SIOUX CITY, Iowa - The Dakota State University outdoor track and field faced a chilly weather on the first day of the two-day Sioux City Relays event at the Olsen Stadium. Nic Penning won the men's 10,000-meter race, while Andy Coy qualified for the NAIA Nationals in the men's 800-meter run.
Penning clocked a time of 32 minutes and 38.75 seconds as he claimed the 10,000-meter run title. He already qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship meet in the men's marathon.
Coy, a seven-time NAIA All-American at Dakota State, was second in the men's 800-meter run with an automatic qualifying time of 1:54.04. He will be making his fourth straight NAIA Outdoor Track and Field national meet appearance in his stellar career at DSU.
Steve Selchert was 17th in the men's 800-meter race in 2:03.12. Andy Quenzer placed 23rd (2:05.14). Jared Sutton finished 31st in 2:09.45, followed by Gabe Samuelson 33rd (2:10.87) and Jared Truman 36th (2:14.55).
Stephanie Uher ran a time of 1:03.48 for a third-place finish in the women's 400-meter dash. Victoria Sopko was ninth in 1:05.88.
In the women's 800-meter run, Stephanie Warnke finished a time of 2:26.49 to earn seventh place. Kayla Sveen was 10th (2:28.88), while Brooke Fritz placed 20th (2:37.78).
Ryan Gimbel threw a measurement of 138 feet and 1 inch for a fourth-place finish in the men's weight throw. His throw is the second best in the DSU school record book. Trevor Van Tilburg was ninth (117 feet, 7 inches) and Trevor Rossknecht placed 11th (116 feet, 2 inches).
Ashley Currey produced a ninth-place finish in the women's weight throw. She threw a measurement of 107 feet and 4 inches.
Dakota State prepares for a full day action at the Sioux City Relays Saturday at the Olsen Stadium. Follow the live results from the Sioux City Relays on http://vptiming.com/screlays/.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director