February 5, 2014
MADISON, S.D. – Two Dakota State University men's indoor track and field athletes qualified for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, a primarily NCAA Division I track meet. The two-day meet is hosted by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Senior Ryan Gimbel will compete in the men's weight throw on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. The men's weight throw event features a total of 24 throwers. Gimbel had set personal and DSU school record in the weight throw multiple times during his career at Dakota State. He currently holds the record measurement of 51 feet and 4.25 inches at the Wildcat Open on Jan. 25.
Gimbel was named to North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Indoor Track & Field Player of the Week on Jan. 28. He is the son of Larry and Theresa Gimbel of Hill City, S.D.
Junior Seth Boomsma, who already qualified for NAIA Men's Indoor Track & Field Nationals for his second straight year, will run in the men's 60-meter dash. The prelims kick off on Friday evening at 6:21 p.m. with four sections with eight runners (32 total runners). The top eight runners in the 60-meter dash prelims advance to the finals on Saturday afternoon at 2:17 p.m.
Boomsma, a two-time NSAA Men's Indoor Track & Field Player of the Week this season, recorded the second fastest time in the NAIA at the Minnesota State-Mankato Open on Feb. 1. He clocked a time of 6.77 seconds in the men's 60-meter dash prelims, which is two seconds short behind the nation's top runner (John Broaden of Indiana Tech – 6.75 seconds).
Boomsma was a runner-up in last year's 60-meter dash finals at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Nationals. Seth is the son of Terry and Stacey Boomsma of Crooks, S.D.
The 39th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational takes place at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director