Track & Field - Tue, Aug. 9, 2011

MADISON, S.D. - Dakota State University head track and field coach Buzz Stevenson is proud to announce nine recruits to join the men's track and field program.  Three recruits will compete in the field events, while the other six recruits are expected to compete in the running events.

Name:  Andrew Gross
High School:  Hanson High School
Hometown:  Alexandria, S.D.
Parents:  Greg and Melody Gross
Major:  Computer Science
Honors:  2011 State 'B' Champions in pole vault (13 feet); Academic All-State
Name:  Devon Bruna
High School:  Madison High School
Hometown:  Madison, S.D.
Parents:  Mike and Robyn Bruna
Major:  Elementary Education
Honors:  2011 State 'A' fourth place in pole vault (11 feet, 6 inches); Academic All-State
Name:  Kyle Alexander
High School:  Hill City High School
Hometown:  Hill City, S.D.
Parents:  Derek and Bunny Alexander
Major:  Undecided
Honors:  2011 State 'A' fifth place in 300-meter hurdles (41.24 seconds)
Name:  Alex Weiszhaar
High School:  Bowdle High School
Hometown:  Bowdle, S.D.
Parents:  Scott and Mary Weiszhaar
Major:  Computer Science
Honors:  Recorded school record in high jump for Eureka-Bowdle; 2010 State 'B' third place in high jump (6 feet, 1 inch)
  Name:  Michael Bistodeau
High School:  Hill City High School
Hometown:  Rapid City, S.D.
Parents:  Alan and Jodi Bistodeau
Major:  Undecided
Honors:  2011 State 'A' qualifier in 200-meter dash and placed eighth in the 400-meter dash (52.86 seconds)
  Name:  Thomas Ricket
High School:  Broomfield High School
Hometown:  Broomfield, Colo.
Parents:  Thomas Ricket and Tifani Noel Gelfman
Major:  Respiratory Therapy
Honors:  Letter winner in cross country and track
  Name:  Nic Penning
High School:  Hulett High School
Hometown:  Hulett, Wyo.
Transfer:  Gillette College (Wyo.)
Parents:  Brett and Renette Penning
Major:  Computer Network Security
Honors:  High School - All-State, State Champions in one-mile run; College - Academic All-American
  Name:  Derrick Olson
High School:  Lennox High School
Hometown:  Lennox, S.D.
Parents:  David and Kristi Olson
Major:  Exercise Science
Honors:  Placed 18th in State 'A' Cross Country meet in his senior year (17 minutes and 49.57 seconds)
  Name:  Jacob Cassutt
High School:  Oldham-Ramona High School
Hometown:  Ramona, S.D.
Parents:  Tom and Deb Cassutt
Major:  Undecided
Honors:  Placed in three events at 2011 State 'B' meet - second place in the 800-meter run (two minutes and 3.19 seconds), sixth place in the one-mile run (4:40.37) and sixth place in the 3200-meter run (10:26.87)

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
  • Mar. 8 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ NAIA Indoor National Track and Field Championships (Seth Boomsma - 60-meter dash finals) - 28th of 35
  • Mar. 7 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ NAIA Indoor National Track and Field Championships (Seth Boomsma - 60-meter dash semifinals) - No Team Score
  • Feb. 22 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Buena Vista (Iowa) Relays - No Team Score
  • Feb. 15 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Dordt (Iowa) Invitational - No Team Score
  • Feb. 15 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Iowa State Open (Seth Boomsma - 60-meter dash finals) - No Team Score
  • Feb. 14 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Iowa State Open (Seth Boomsma - 60-meter dash prelims) - No Team Score
  • Feb. 8 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ University of South Dakota Open - No Team Score
  • 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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