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Track & Field - Fri, May. 2, 2014

May 2, 2014

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Dakota State University outdoor track & field teams competed at the 89th Annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays Friday, which featured numerous participants from the Midwest area from all levels in the two-day premier event.

Ryan Gimbel broke a new DSU school record in the men's hammer throw.  He threw a measurement of 144 feet, 3 inches for an 11th-place finish, improving his previous personal and school record of 142 feet, 10 inches set in 2013.  Trevor Van Tilburg added a personal record of 129 feet, 3 inches for an 18th-place finish.  His measurement is also the fourth best hammer throw in the DSU school record.

Van Tilburg was 20th in the men's discus with a measurement of 123 feet, 10 inches.  Gimbel was 21st (122 feet).

The Trojan men's 4 x 100-meter relay – consisting of teammates D'Artist Williams, Spencer Carlson, Trevor Jacobsen and Marty Hargrove – earned a third-place finish with a time of 42.21 seconds.  The time is also the third fastest time in the DSU men's outdoor track & field school record and just .22 seconds short for producing a national qualifying mark.

Jacobsen, Hargrove and Williams were the top three DSU runners in the men's 200-meter dash second heat.  Jacobsen clocked a time of 22.58 seconds for a 20th-place overall, followed by Hargrove with a time of 22.68 for a 22nd place overall.  Williams was 24th with a time of 22.72 seconds.  Carlson placed 27th in 22.77 seconds.  David Sotir was 42nd with a time of 23.53 seconds.

In the men's 800-meter dash, Mark Moeller won the second heat with a time of one minute and 56.24 seconds.  His time was a new personal record and finished 13th overall.  Jared Sutton added a 34th-place finish with a time of 2:01.06.  Claudio Tejada was 37th in 2:03.34.  Jared Truman earned a personal record with a time of 2:08.81 for a 43rd-place finish.

Michael Hoffman ran a time of 16:22.31 to earn an 11th-place finish in the men's 5000-meter run, setting a new personal record time.  Michael Carson clocked a time of 17:34.97 to finish 17th.  Taylor Hauge was 19th in 17:42.23.  Caleb Hemphill placed 24th in 18:16.82.

Ashley Currey was 18th in the women's hammer throw.  She threw a measurement of 133 feet, 4 inches.

Clara Schild earned a 24th place finish in the women's shot put with a measurement of 35 feet, 11.25 inches.  Currey placed 25th (34 feet, 3 inches), followed by Kylie Martin 26th place finish (34 feet, 1.25 inche).  Kelci Viesselman threw a measurement of 31 feet, 10 inches for a 28th-place finish.

Kayla Sveen recorded a time of 1:05.57 to earn a 24th-place finish in the women's 400-meter dash.  Victoria Sopko was 27th in 1:06.20.

Sopko was 30th in the women's 800-meter run with a time of 2:32.60.  Sveen was 37th in 2:36.36.

Former DSU All-American runner Matt Fideler captured the men's 3000-meter steeplechase.  He recorded a time of 9:14.15 to claim the individual title.

Dakota State continues their action on the second day of the 89th Annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays Saturday.  First event is slated for 9 a.m. in Sioux Falls.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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