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Men's Outdoor Track & Field - Sat, May 24, 2014

May 24, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Michael Hoffman ran his final collegiate career meet early Saturday morning in the full men's marathon at the 63rd Annual Men's Outdoor Track & Field National Championship meet.  He ended his stellar collegiate career as he earned an NAIA All-American status by placing seventh in the race.

Hoffman clocked a time of 2 hours, 39 minutes and 57.60 seconds in the full men's marathon meet.  A total of 29 runners were able to complete the race.  Arya Bahreini of Oklahoma City captured the men's marathon title with a time of 2:29:06.80. 

It was his first NAIA All-American status at Dakota State, making it two years in a row with an All-American runner in the men's full marathon (Nic Penning with a second place finish in 2013).

Hoffman had an impressive senior season as he won the North Star Athletic Association/Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country individual champion last November, qualifying for the NAIA Cross Country national meet.  He also captured the men's 10,000-meter run at the NSAA Individual meet on May 9 in Valley City, N.D.

Michael, a four-time NSAA Men's Cross Country runner-of-the-week, is the son of Tim and Renae Hoffman of Beresford, S.D.  He is a senior Computer Network Security major at Dakota State University.

The NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships ended the DSU track season.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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