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Track & Field - Fri, Apr. 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Dakota State University competed in their first outdoor track & field meet Friday afternoon at the 50th Annual Sioux City Relays at Olsen Stadium.  The two-day premier event features numerous schools and athletes from all levels from the Midwest area.

Ashley Currey set a new DSU school record in the women's hammer throw.  She was the top NAIA place finisher with a measurement of 140 feet and 3 inches to earn 10th-place finish.  Currey broke the previous old record mark of 127 feet and 1 inch by Brittany Pearson in 2011.  Shayna Dwyer earned her personal best hammer throw measurement of 117 feet and 3 inches.  She placed 24th in the event.

On the men's side, Ryan Gimbel was 15th with a measurement of 136 feet and 7 inches.  Trevor Van Tilburg placed 20th as he threw a measurement of 121 feet and 4 inches.

Gimbel earned his personal best measurement in the men's shot put for the Trojans.  He finished 10th with a measurement of 46 feet and 7.25 inches.

Kelci Viesselman threw a shot put measurement of 118 feet and 11 inches to finish 13th on the women's side.  Currey was 24th (108 feet, 9 inches).  Dwyer placed 32nd with a measurement of 105 feet and 4 inches.  Kylie Martin finished 40th (88 feet, 7 inches), followed by Clara Schild 41st (87 feet, 3 inches).

In the men's 110-meter hurdles, Zach Ely clocked a time of 15.90 seconds to place 11th.  David Sotir was 14th with a time of 16.19 seconds.

The DSU men's 4 x 100-meter relay team advanced to Saturday's final after they placed in the top eight on Friday.  The Trojans relay team – consists of D'Artist Williams, Spencer Carlson, Trevor Jacobsen and Marty Hargrove – clocked a time of 42.55 seconds to fifth in the prelims.

The men's 4 x 100-meter relay final is scheduled to run at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.  Along with Dakota State, South Dakota (NCAA Division I), Dickinson State (N.D.), Northwestern (Iowa), Briar Cliff (Iowa) two teams, Dordt (Iowa) and Augustana (S.D. – NCAA Division II) are scheduled to compete in the finals.

Kayla Sveen ran a time of 1:03.59 to place 27th in the women's 400-meter dash.  On the men's side, Jared Truman was 30th in 53.58 seconds.

In the 100-meter dash prelims, Carlson clocked a time of 11.18 seconds to earn 14th-place finish.  Ely was 21st in 11.43 seconds, followed by Jacobsen 22nd in 11.44 seconds.  Hargrove placed 25th with a time of 11.52 seconds.  Sara Friesen recorded a time of 14.15 seconds to finish 34th on the women's side.

Jared Sutton, Claudio Tejada, Mark Moeller and Taylor Hauge teamed up the DSU men's distance medley relay for a seventh-place finish.  They recorded a time of 10:46.33.

Dakota State continues their action at the Sioux City Relays with a full day of events at the Olsen Stadium.  The first event is scheduled to kick off at 9 a.m. with the men's discus throw and women's shot put.  The first collegiate running event is slated to start at 10 a.m.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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