SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Dakota State University women's and men's indoor track and field teams began their final competition of the Dakota Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday. The two-day event was held at the Donald E. Young Gymnasium, hosted by Black Hills State University.
Black Hills State is the DAC women's leader with 72 points after the first day. Jamestown is second with 66 points. Minot State is third (22 points), followed by Dickinson State fourth (18 points) and South Dakota School of Mines sixth (12 points). Dakota State is sixth with four points.
Brittany Pearson earned sixth place finish in the weight throw. She threw with a measurement of 40 feet and 9.5 inches. Amber Krogstad placed eighth in the triple jump. She leaped with a measurement of 33 feet and 10.75 inches.
Dickinson State scored 43 points to take day one lead for the men's. Black Hills State is second with 38 points. South Dakota School of Mines recorded third with 32 points. Jamestown and Dakota State are tied for fourth place with 13 points. Minot State is sixth (12 points) and Valley City State is seventh (five points).
Trojan Devon Berkness won the 5000-meter run with a time of 15 minutes and 32.64 seconds. Michael Hoffman placed sixth with a time of 16:38.50.
Stacey Berg placed ninth in the triple jump. He jumped with a measurement of 41 feet and 1.75 inches.
In the men's weight throw, Shane Whidby was 13th with a measurement of 40 feet and 4.75 inches. Trevor Rosstznecht placed 17th (36' 10.5") and Ryan Gimbel finished 18th (35' 10.5").
Phil Carmody and Jared Mengenhausen both compete in the men's heptathlon. Carmody is currently in fifth place with 2,132 points after the first day. Mengenhausen is ninth (2,018 points).
The DAC Indoor Track and Field Conference Championships will conclude Saturday with a full day of events. The first event is expected to start at 8:30 a.m. (MT).
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director