The Dakota State University outdoor track and field teams will be preparing for their final Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) Championship meet on Friday. The meet will be held at the Lyle Hare Stadium on the campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D.
The DAC conference meet will be the final chance for athletes to make national qualifying marks for NAIA Nationals.
Black Hills State is the defending women's champions with 267 points. Dakota State placed fourth in last year's DAC conference meet in Rapid City, S.D. with 98.5 points.
Dickinson State captured the men's DAC title last season with 290 points. The Trojans were third with 125 points.
The NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship will be held on May 26-28 in Marian, Ind.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director