SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Dakota State University women's and men's indoor track and field competed in the final Dakota Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. The Trojan women's finished in a tie for fourth place, while the men's placed fifth.
The championship meet was held at the Donald E. Young Gymnasium in Spearfish, S.D., hosted by Black Hills State University.
Black Hills State won the women's title with 272 points. Jamestown placed second with 187 points. Dickinson State recorded 72 points for a third-place finish. Dakota State and Minot State each scored 70 points. South Dakota School of Mines was sixth with 31 points and Valley City State placed seventh (10 points).
Danielle Rowe won the women's high jump for her third straight year. She leaped with a measurement of 5-feet-and-7-inches. She finished fourth in the 60-meter dash final (8.16 seconds).
In the women's 800-meter run, Brittany Young finished second with a time of 2:19.24, which is the provisional qualifying mark.
Claire Beck placed seventh in the 400-meter dash. She clocked with a time of 1:02.89.
Summer Bronson placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles final with a time of 9.70 seconds.
DSU women's 4 x 200-meter relay team (Bronson, Rowe, Amber Krogstad and Brandi Gau) captured the event with a time of 1:46.65. The 4 x 400-meter relay (Beck, Young, Rowe and Gau) placed third in 4:13.27. In the 4 x 800-meter relay (Amy Pheneger, Sara Schultz, Nicole Jurrens and Karisa Hartje), the Trojan women's finished sixth with a time of 11:33.43.
In the field events, Brittany Pearson placed seventh in the shot put with a measurement of 34 feet and seven inches. She finished sixth in the weight throw (40 feet and 9.5 inches).
Krogstad was sixth in the long jump with a measurement of 16 feet and 10.75 inches. She placed eighth in the triple jump (33 feet and 10.75 inches).
Dickinson State won the men's title with 210 points. Black Hills State was second with 151.5 points. Jamestown placed third with 107 points. South Dakota School of Mines was fourth (86.5 points). Dakota State scored 71 points for a fifth-place finish. Minot State placed sixth (43 points) and Valley City State was seventh (28 points).
Andy Coy captured two individual titles - the 800-meter and one-mile runs. He finished with a provisional qualifying mark time of 1:57.10 in the 800-meters. Coy clocked a national qualifying time of 4:19.54 in the one-mile run.
Devon Berkness won the 5000-meter run with a time of 15:32.64. He was sixth in the one-mile run (4:37.58).
Andy Quenzer placed seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02.49. Michael Hoffman was sixth in the 5000-meter run (16:38.50).
In relays, the DSU men's 4 x 200-meter (Chance Clason, Stacey Berg, Gabe Samuelson and Ryan Huizenga) placed second with a time of 1:32.31. The 4 x 400-meter relay (Samuelson, Coy, Jerad Schlobohm and Quenzer) clocked a time of 3:32.96 for a third-place finish. The Trojans were third in the 4 x 800-meter relay (Schlobohm, Berkness, Hoffman and Kace Groff) with a time of 8:40.47.
Craig Bailey recorded a seventh-place finish in the high jump with a measurement of five feet and 10.75 inches.
Berg placed fifth in the long jump (21 feet and .75 inches). He was ninth in the triple jump (41 feet and 1.75 inches).
In men's shot put, Shane Whidby placed eighth with a measurement of 42 feet and 8.75 inches.
Phil Carmody captured a fourth-place finish in the men's heptathlon. He set a new DSU school record with 3,765 points. Jared Mengenhausen placed seventh with 3,246 points.
Berkness, Coy, Rowe and Young will represent Dakota State at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships. The meet will be held on March 3-5 in Geneva, Ohio.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director