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Track & Field - Sat, Jan. 21, 2017

January 20, 2017

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Dakota State University indoor track & field teams returned back to Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex for the second time this season Friday.  The Trojans competed in the South Dakota State University Division 2 Open, featuring numerous NCAA Division II and NAIA schools in the meet.

Mark Moeller led the Trojans with a third-place finish in the men's 800-meter run.  It was his second straight week that he placed third in the event, producing a season-best time of 1 minute, 56.84 seconds.  Corey Hermann placed 20th overall with a time of 2 minutes, 7.93 seconds.  Taylor Hauge was 23rd in 2:11.23.

Victoria Sopko was 20th with a time of 2:39.15 in the women's 800-meter run for Dakota State.  Mercedes Jochims produced a personal-best time of 2:50.89 to earn a 24th-place finish.

Alex Derr ran a time of 2 minutes, 39.33 seconds to earn a sixth-place finish in the men's 1000-meter run for DSU.  Claudio Tejada recorded a time of 2 minutes, 43.30 seconds for a ninth-place finish, followed by Braden Curnow 12th-place in 2:44.48 and Cameron Harming 14th in 2:47.97.

Tejada placed 26th in the men's 1-mile run with a time of 4:42.39 for Dakota State.  Maxwell Cruse was 29th after clocking a time of 4:48.27.  Hauge was 35th (4:54.52), followed by Michael Carson 41st (5:04.04), Caleb Hemphill 42nd (5:10.84) and Jonathan Lein 45th (5:23.08).

The Trojans had three men's 4 x 400-meter relay event.  Harming, D'Artist Williams, Derr and Moeller led DSU with a seventh-place finish in 3:29.98.  The second DSU relay team – consisted of Curnow, Tejada, Hermann and Hauge – was 19th after registering a time of 3:40.57.  Cruse, Hemphill, Lein and Carson teamed up for a 25th-place finish with a time of 4:00.36.

Tyler Lems returned back to action for the Trojans, after taking last year off due to an injury.  He produced a 13th-place finish in the men's shot put, recording a throw measurement of 13.18 meters (43 feet, 2.25 inches).

On the women's side, Kylie Martin threw a season-best 10.94 meters (35 feet, 10.75 inches) to finish 20th in shot put for Dakota State.  She also recorded a season-best 13.18 meters (43 feet, 3 inches) for a 13th place finish in the weight throw.

Tyra Laws ran a time of 2 minutes, 1.46 seconds to finish 13th in the women's 600-meter run for the Trojans. 

In the women's 60-meter dash, DSU's Megan Schrempp posted a time of 8.58 seconds to finish 30th.  On the men's side, Bailey Ludens earned a personal-best time of 7.35 seconds to finish 33rd overall.  Kennan Kelly was 55th in 7.74 seconds, followed by Austin Row 56th-place finish in 7.77 seconds.

Ludens placed 58th in the men's 200-meter dash with a time of 24.64 seconds for the Trojans.  Kelly was 65th in 29.55 seconds.

Dakota State heads to Mankato, Minn. next weekend to compete in the two-day Minnesota State-Mankato Open.  The meet will be held at Myers Fieldhouse.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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