February 8, 2014
Photos courtesy by Kaden Huntrods
VERMILLION, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) competed in the Dakota Realty Alumni Track & Field Meet, hosted by NCAA Division I University of South Dakota, Saturday at the USD DakotaDome. The Trojans placed 11 individuals – including an individual champion and a runner-up honor – and 1 relay team in the 'Top 10', featuring participants from NCAA Division I & II schools and two NAIA schools. Several Trojan individuals had set new personal best times/marks in the meet.
Seth Boomsma, who was just .01 seconds short in qualifying for the men's 60-meter finals at the premier Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Friday evening, breezed through the sprints for the Trojans. He was the top runner in the men's 60-meter dash prelims with a time of 6.86 seconds and advanced to the finals. Other DSU runners placed in the men's 60-meter dash included: Spencer Carlson (9th – 7.16 seconds), Marty Hargrove (12th – 7.25 seconds) and Trevor Jacobsen (13th – 7.25 seconds).
Boomsma won the men's 60-meter dash finals by improving his time to 6.81 seconds. It was his third time this season that he captured both men's 60-meter dash prelims and finals.
Three Trojan hurdlers were in the men's 60-meter hurdles finals Saturday. Zach Ely placed second in the prelims with a time of 8.59 seconds. David Sotir was seventh in 8.96 seconds and Edward Clark finished 8th in 8.97 seconds. Ely, Sotir and Clark qualified for the men's 60-meter hurdles finals.
Ely set his personal record time for his third straight meet. He improved his personal record time of 8.54 seconds to finish second in the men's 60-meter hurdles finals. Sotir was sixth in 8.94 seconds. Clark recorded a seventh-place finish with a time of 8.96 seconds.
Ryan Gimbel broke a new DSU school record in the men's weight throw. He threw a new record measurement of 51 feet and 9 inches to place fifth in the event. Trevor Van Tilburg was eighth with a measurement of 46 feet and 6.75 inches.
Gimbel also placed fifth in the men's shot put with a measurement of 45 feet and 6.25 inches.
Mark Moeller clocked a time of 51.25 seconds to finish fourth in the men's 400-meter dash. Mitch Trestrail was 12th in 54.80 seconds. Claudio Tejada finished 13th with a time of 54.85 seconds. Jared Truman placed 14th in 55.42 seconds. Brandon Knutson ran a time of 55.87 seconds to finish 15th.
The DSU men's 4 x 400-meter relay team was fifth with a time of 3:39.71. The Trojans were the top NAIA relay team in the men's 4 x 400-meter relay event (Mount Marty was sixth with a time of 3:46.53).
Micheal Hoffman ran a time of 9:09.97 to earn a seventh-place finish in the men's 3000-meter run. Taylor Hauge finished 11th with a time of 9:32.81 (new personal best time). Michael Carson was 13th in 9:42.95. Caleb Hemphill recorded a time of 10:32.90 to finish 16th.
In women's weight throw, Ashley Currey threw a measurement of 45 feet and 9.25 inches to finish 10th. Shayna Dwyer was 17th with a measurement of 43 feet and 1.75 inches. Clara Schild recorded a measurement of 37 feet and 2.5 inches to place 23rd. Kelci Viesselman was 24th (37 feet and .5 inches).
Jared Sutton clocked a time of 2:04.73 (new personal best time) to earn 11th-place finish in the men's 800-meter run.
Anastasia Gentles placed 11th in the women's 3000-meter run with a time of 13:01.18.
Jacobsen was 12th in the men's 200-meter dash in 23.52 seconds. Clark was 17th in 23.94 seconds. Trestrail finished 20th with a time of 24.72 seconds.
Schild was 16th in the women's shot put with a measurement of 36 feet and 3 inches. Currey placed 19th (34 feet and 1.75 inches). Viesselman finished 20th (33 feet and 1.75 inches). Dwyer recorded a measurement of 32 feet and .75 inches to finish 22nd.
Sara Friesen clocked a time of 8.77 seconds to earn 22nd-place finish in the women's 60-meter dash. She was 21st in the women's 200-meter dash in 30.55 seconds.
Dakota State heads to Sioux Center, Iowa for the second time this season on next Saturday (Feb. 15). The Trojans compete in the Dordt (Iowa) Invitational at the Dordt College Recreation Center.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director