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Track & Field - Sun, Jan. 29, 2017

January 28, 2017

MANKATO, Minn. – The Dakota State University indoor track & field teams competed in the two-day Minnesota State-Mankato Open at Myers Fieldhouse Friday and Saturday, featuring numerous schools from NCAA Division II and several schools from the NAIA levels.  

The highlight of the track meet was the DSU men's distance medley relay team, where they captured a first-place in the race over a pair of Sioux Falls (S.D.) relay teams and Bethany Lutheran (Minn.).  The Trojan relay team, consisted of Mark Moeller, D'Artist Williams, Alex Derr and Braden Curnow, posted a time of 10 minutes and 50.72 seconds to win the relay title.

Moeller was the top NAIA place-finisher in the men's 800-meter run, finishing third overall for the third straight week for the Trojans.  He clocked a time of 1 minute, 57.17 seconds in the race.  Derr also placed sixth in the race, improving his personal best time of 1 minute, 59.40 seconds.  Claudio Tejada was ninth with a season-best time of 2:03.57, followed by Cameron Harming 10th-place finish in 2:06.63 and Corey Hermann 11th in 2:08.04.

Victoria Sopko led DSU with a 17th-place finish on the women's side of the 800-meter run event.  She finished with a time of 2:46.80, followed by Tyra Laws 18th in 2:48.94 and Mercedes Jochims 19th in 3:00.48.

Tejada ran a time of 9 minutes, 33.16 seconds to finish fourth overall in the men's 3000-meter run for Dakota State.

DSU's Maxwell Cruse recorded a time of 17 minutes, 4.48 seconds to finish third in the men's 5000-meter run.  Michael Carson followed up with a fourth-place finish in 18:42.78.

Tyler Lems posted a season-best shot put throw for the Trojans.  He threw a measurement of 14.02 meters or 46 feet to finish eighth overall and was the top NAIA thrower in the event.

Kylie Martin was 14th in women's shot put with a measurement of 10.79 meters (35 feet, 5 inches) for DSU.  She added a 21st-place finish in the women's weight throw, tossing a measurement of 13.14 meters (43 feet, 1.5 inches).

Dakota State's Megan Schrempp earned a 26th-place overall in the women's 60-meter dash prelims, recording a time of 8.55 seconds.  Breanna Adsit was 28th in 8.71 seconds.  On the men's side, Kennan Kelly ran a personal best time of 7.74 seconds to finish 25th overall.

Former NAIA All-American and DSU runner Seth Boomsma won the title with a time of 6.79 seconds in the finals.  He ran a time of 7.01 seconds in the prelims. 

Curnow ran a time of 4:43.39 to finish 13th in the men's 1-mile run for the Trojans.  Caleb Hemphill was 18th (5:07.45) and Jonathan Lein was 20th (5:15.78-personal best time).

Dakota State returns back to South Dakota next weekend.  The Trojans will compete in the Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Invitational next Saturday (Feb. 4).  The meet will take place at DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex in Mitchell, S.D.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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  • Feb. 18 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ North Star Athletic Association Track & Field Championships - 3rd of 6 - recap - results
  • Feb. 11 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Day 2 - South Dakota State Classic - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Feb. 10 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Day 1 - South Dakota State Classic - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Feb. 4 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Invitational - No Team Score - recap - results
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  • Jan. 20 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ South Dakota State Division 2 Open - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Jan. 14 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Dordt (Iowa) Invitational - No Team Score - recap - results
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