May 3, 2014
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Four Dakota State (S.D.) individuals set new personal record on the second day of the 89th Annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays at Howard Wood Field Saturday. The meet featured numerous participants from all levels, including high school meet and collegiate meet.
Sara Friesen set a new personal record in the women's 100-meter dash. She clocked a time of 13.78 seconds to earn a 23rd-place finish.
A pair of throwers in the women's discus recorded a personal best measurement for the Trojans. Kelci Viesselman and Ashley Currey tied for 21st place with a measurement of 116 feet, 8 inches. Kylie Martin was 30th (103 feet, 9 inches). Clara Schild placed 33rd (96 feet, 2 inches). Both Currey and Schild recorded a personal record in the discus throw.
Zac Woods earned a personal record in the men's shot put with a measurement of 42 feet, 2.25 inches. He finish tenth in the event. Ryan Gimbel placed 12th with a measurement of 41 feet, 10.50 inches.
In the men's 110-meter hurdles, David Sotir clocked a time of 15.49 seconds to finish eighth (third place in the third heat). Zach Ely won the second heat with a time of 15.76 seconds, placing 10th overall.
Dakota State had three runners placed in the top 15 in the men's 100-meter dash. D'Artist Williams earned a fifth-place finish with a time of 10.96 seconds. Spencer Carlson was ninth in 11.06 seconds. Trevor Jacobsen ran a time of 11.37 seconds to finish 14th.
Matt Fideler – former DSU All-American runner – earned his second win (won the men's 3000-meter steeplechase Friday evening) of the Dakota Relays by coming from behind to win the men's 1500-meter run. He finished with a time of 3:52.19 to capture the individual title.
Dakota State returns to action on Friday as they travel to North Dakota. The Trojans compete in the North Star Athletic Association conference meet, hosted by Valley City State University (N.D.) in Valley City, N.D.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director