Track & Field - Fri, Apr. 12, 2013


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

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director








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  • Jan. 14 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Dordt (Iowa) Invitational - No Team Score - recap - results
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