STORM LAKE, Iowa - Dakota State took the majority of the indoor track and field team members to the Dennis Young Classic meet Saturday at the Lamberti Recreation Center/Dennis Young Track. It was the second straight Saturday at DSU had made the trip to Storm Lake, hosted by NCAA Division III Buena Vista University.
The DSU men's 4 x 800-meter relay team - Mark Moeller, Steve Selchert, Andy Quenzer and Gabe Samuelson - captured a runner-up honor in the event. The relay team clocked a time of eight minutes and 11.52 seconds. On the women's side, Dakota State (Kayla Sveen, Brooke Fritz, Victoria Sopko and Stephanie Warnke) placed fourth with a time of 9:58.06.
Nic Penning recorded a time of 15:58.99 for a third-place finish in the men's 5000-meter run.
Ryan Gimbel continues to improve his personal and DSU school record in the men's weight throw. He threw a measurement of 50 feet and .75 inches for a fifth-place finish, increasing his previous old record by .25 inches. Trevor Van Tilbrug was 20th with a measurement of 42 feet and 11 inches.
Gimbel threw a measurement of 12.21 meters (40.06 feet) for a 12th-place finish in the men's shot put.
Sveen finished the women's 600-meter run with a time of 1:44.05 for a fifth-place finish. Moeller placed 10th on the men's side with a time of 1:25.54. Quenzer clocked a time of 1:27.91 (15th place) and Truman placed 20th (1:29.73).
Warnke ran a time of 3:12.89 to earn a sixth-place finish in the women's 1000-meter run. Anastasia Asimakopoulos was 17th in 3:47.86.
In the men's 800-meter run, Selchert placed seventh in 2:00.43. Jared Sutton finished with a time of 2:12.21 (35th place).
Stacey Berg clocked a time of 23.37 seconds for a seventh-place finish in the men's 200-meter dash. Jared Truman finished tied for 21st with a time of 24.04 seconds. Other DSU men's runners in the 200-meter dash are: David Sotir (30th - 24.40 seconds); Justin Templeton (36th - 24.72 seconds); Chad Pelkofer (42nd - 25.45 seconds) and Trevor Reddick (43rd - 25.47 seconds).
Berg ran a time of 6.71 seconds in the men's 55-meter dash (11th place tie). Kris Dearie was in a 21st-place tie with a time of 6.84 seconds. Trevor Reddick finished 47th in 7.22 seconds.
In the men's long jump, Berg leaped a measurement of 6.33 meters (20.77 inches). He placed 11th in the event.
Sotir clocked a time of 8.48 seconds for an 18th-place finish in the men's 55-meter hurdles. Zach Ely was 20th (8.53 seconds). Pelkofer placed 21st (8.59 seconds). Templeton recorded a time of 8.85 seconds for a 26th-place finish.
In the women's weight throw, Ashley Currey placed 19th with a measurement of 9.98 meters (32.74 feet). Shayna Dwyer was 26th (9.71 meters - 31.86 feet).
Dwyer threw a shot put measurement of 11.78 meters (38.65 feet) to place 17th. Currey was 28th with a throw measurement of 10.45 meters (34.28 feet).
Asimakopoulos placed 20th with a time of 6:12.65 in the women's one-mile run.
Sopko ran a time of 1:07.04 for a 21st-place finish in the women's 400-meter dash. On the men's side, Pelkofer was 26th (55.01 seconds). Templeton clocked a time of 55.78 seconds for a 28th-place finish. Sotir recorded a time of 56.61 seconds (29th-place finish).
Dakota State heads to Sioux Center, Iowa next Saturday (Feb. 9). The Trojans participate in the Dordt Invitational at the DC's Recreation Center.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director