April 12, 2014
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Two Dakota State University distance runners had set personal best times on the second day of the 50th Annual Sioux City Relays Saturday at the Olsen Stadium. The two-day premier event featured numerous schools from all levels from the Midwest region.
Taylor Hauge ran a new personal best time of sixteen minutes and 48.54 seconds to earn an eighth place finish in the men's 5000-meter run. Michael Carlson was 13th with a time of 17:05.10.
In the 1500-meter run, Jared Sutton clocked his personal best time of 4:13.68 to finish 28th in the men's race. Caleb Hemphill placed 45th with a time of 4:28.26. Anastasia Gentles was 50th in 5:47.53 on the women's side.
The DSU men's 4 x 100-meter relay team – D'Artist Wiliams, Spencer Carlson, Trevor Jacobsen and Marty Hargrove – ran a time of 42.97 seconds to finish third in the finals. The Trojans were fifth in the prelims on Friday.
The Trojan women's 1600-meter sprint relay team – Sara Friesen, Heather Dearing, Victoria Sopko and Kayla Sveen – placed ninth in the event. They recorded a time of 4:38.90. On the men's side, David Sotir, Zach Ely, Claudio Tejada and Mark Moeller clocked a time of 3:40.50 to earn a ninth-place finish.
Two DSU men's throwers competed in the discus on Saturday. Trevor Van Tilburg threw a measurement of 124 feet and 8 inches to finish 13th. Ryan Gimbel was 15th with a measurement of 121 feet and 7 inches.
Five different Trojan women's throwers participated in the shot put. Clara Schild finished 19th with a measurement of 35 feet and 7.75 inches, followed by her teammate Ashley Currey at 20th-place (35 feet, 6.75 inches). Shayna Dwyer was 22nd with a measurement of 35 feet and 4 inches. Kylie Martin recorded a measurement of 33 feet and 9.25 inches for a 26th-place finish. Kelci Viesselman placed 27th (32 feet, 8.25 inches).
Dakota State returns back to action on Wednesday-Thursday. The Trojans head to Orange City, Iowa to compete in the two-day Red Raider Invitational. The meet will be held at the DeValois Stadium.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director