February 12, 2014
Photo courtesy by Kaden Huntrods
MADISON, S.D. – Seth Boomsma of Dakota State (S.D.) men's indoor track & field team was invited to run in the NCAA Division I meet – the Iowa State Open – this weekend. The two-day meet kicks off on Friday and continues through Saturday at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa.
Boomsma, who is a two-time North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track Athlete-of-the-Week, is the only NAIA runner to compete in the men's 60-meter dash at Iowa State Open. The race featured a total of 34 runners, which included 29 runners from NCAA Division I schools and 4 unattached runners.
The men's 60-meter dash prelims is slated for Friday at 12:30 p.m. The top eight runners in the prelims will advance to the finals on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.
Boomsma is currently the second-fastest runner in the NAIA, clocking a time of 6.75 seconds from the Minnesota State-Mankato Open on Feb. 1. He had won both men's 60-meter prelims and finals in three different meets this season. He had competed in the premier NCAA Division I track meet at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Feb. 7.
Boomsma, a 2012 NAIA Indoor Track & Field All-American that earned runner-up in the national men's 60-meter dash last season, already qualified for this year NAIA Indoor Track & Field Nationals. He owns the DSU indoor track & field school record in the men's 60-meter dash with a time of 6.74 seconds (he set that record in 2013).
Seth is the son of Terry and Stacey Boomsma of Crooks, S.D. He is a junior Exercise Science major at Dakota State University.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director