April 17, 2014
ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Nine different Dakota State University outdoor track & field athletes had set new personal records in the two-day Red Raiders Invitational Wednesday and Thursday, hosted by Northwestern (Iowa) on the campus of DeValois Stadium. Two DSU also earned runner-up honors at the meet.
All seven DSU throwers earned personal record in the discus throw event. Kelci Viesselman threw a measurement of 124 feet and 2 inches to finish sixth on the women's side. Ashley Currey was 12th (116' 5"), followed by Shayna Dwyer 19th (108' 1") and Kylie Martin 20th (102' 1"). Clara Schild was 25th with a measurement of 93 feet and 6 inches.
Gimbel earned a second-place finish in the men's hammer throw with a measurement of 141 feet. His measurement is the third best in the DSU men's outdoor track & field record book. Van Tilburg was 11th (109' 2").
Dwyer produced a personal best in the women's hammer throw with a measurement of 122 feet and 4 inches, finishing seventh in the event. Currey was sixth with a measurement of 130 feet and 5 inches.
Currey added a personal record in the women's shot put. She recorded a measurement of 36 feet and 7 inches to place 11th. Martin earned a personal best with a measurement of 35 feet and 10 inches. Schlid finished seventh (37 feet and 6.75 inches). Dwyer was 15th (35 feet, .25 inches), followed by Viesselman 16th (32 feet, 10.50 inches).
Gimbel was ninth in the men's shot put with a throw measurement of 43 feet and 7.75 inches. Zac Woods was 11th (42 feet, 3.25 inches)
David Sotir finished as a runner-up in the men's 110-meter hurdles. He recorded a time of 15.78 seconds in the race.
Mark Moeller clocked a personal record time of 49.36 seconds to finish third in the 400-meter dash for the Trojans. Jared Truman finished 26th in 53.51 seconds and Brandon Knutson was 34th (58.73 seconds).
Jared Sutton improved his personal best time in the men's 1500-meter run. He earned an 11th-place finish with a time of 4:12.53. Taylor Hauge was 26th in 4:24.34. Michael Carson finished 32nd (4:27.14) and Caleb Hemphill 35th (4:34.07). Chandra Welbon was 17th in the women's 1500-meter race with a time of 5:39.43. Anastasia Gentles finished 19th in 5:48.53.
In the men's 100-meter dash prelims, Spencer Carlson clocked a time of 11.23 seconds for a fifth-place finish and advanced to the finals. D'Artist Williams was 10th (11.39 seconds), followed by Marty Hargrove 11th (11.40 seconds) and Trevor Jacobsen 12th (11.47 seconds).
Carlson improved to a fourth-place finish in the men's 100-meter dash. He finished with a time of 11.28 seconds.
Carlson added a seventh-place finish in the men's 200-meters race, recording a time of 23.26 seconds. Jacobsen was 10th with a time of 23.32 seconds. Hargrove placed 19th (24.00 seconds). Sotir was 22nd (24.48 seconds).
On the women's side, Sara Friesen placed 24th in the 100-meter dash in 15.39 seconds. She was 16th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.26 seconds.
Heather Dearing leaped a height measurement of 4 feet and 11 feet to earn a fifth-place finish in the women's high jump.
Claudio Tejada clocked a time of two minutes and 3.12 seconds for a 14th-place finish in the men's 800-meter run. Kayla Sveen ran a time of 2:35.53 to earn a 20th-place finish in the women's 800-meters. Victoria Sopko placed in a tie for 25th-place with a time of 2:55.51.
The DSU men's 4 x 100-meter relay team – consisted of Williams, Carlson, Jacobsen and Hargrove – clocked a time of 42.68 seconds to finish third in the race.
Tejada, Moeller, Sutton and Truman teamed up for the Trojans' 4 x 400-meter relay team and recorded a time of 3:30.16 to place 11th.
Dakota State heads to Yankton, S.D. on Tuesday to compete in the Mount Marty Twilight meet. The meet will be held at the Yankton High School Track.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director