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Track & Field - Sun, Feb. 5, 2017

February 4, 2017

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota State University indoor track & field teams returned back to the state of South Dakota Saturday, competing in the Dakota Wesleyan Open held at DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex.  A pair of Trojans earned runner-up honors at the meet, while five individuals set personal records.

The meet kicked off with a pair of personal records set by DSU's Kylie Martin.  She posted a personal best throw of 45 feet, 10.75 inches or 13.99 meters to finish second in the women's weight throw.

Martin also finished second in the women's shot put with a personal best measurement of 38 feet, 6.75 inches for Dakota State.  She was the top North Star conference shot put thrower in the meet.

DSU's Tyler Lems threw a season-best shot put of 47 feet, 4.25 inches or 14.43 meters to place third in the men's division.

Austin Opdahl registered a fourth-place finish in the men's high jump for the Trojans.  He cleared the height measurement of 6 feet, 2 inches.

The running events kicked off with the 4 x 800-meter relay.  The Trojans had two men's relay teams in the event.  Cameron Harming, Alex Derr, Claudio Tejada and Mark Moeller teamed up for a third-place finish with a time of 8 minute, 1.41 seconds.  The second relay team – consisted of Braden Curnow, Taylor Hauge, Maxwell Cruse and Corey Hermann – finished sixth in 8 minutes, 37.34 seconds.

Megan Schrempp clocked a time of 8.42 seconds for the 11th-best overall time in the women's 60-meter dash prelims for DSU.  Breanna Adsit added a 19th-place finish with a time of 8.62 seconds.

On the men's 60-meter dash division, Bailey Ludens posted a personal best time of 7.32 seconds to finish 10th overall for the Trojans.  Kennan Kelly also recorded a personal record of 7.69 seconds to gain 24th-place finish, followed by Austin Row's 25th-place finish in 7.73 seconds.

Caleb Hemphill recorded a season-best 4:58.44 for a 20th-place finish in the men's 1-mile run for Dakota State.  Michael Carson was 26th (5:06.47), followed by Jonathan Lein with a 28th-place finish in 5:25.89.

D'Artist Williams ran a time of 52.51 seconds to gain a sixth-place finish in the men's 400-meter run for DSU.

In the women's 600-meter run, Victoria Sopko clocked a time of 1:51.85 for a 10th-place finish for the Trojans.  Mercedes Jochims recorded her personal best time of 2:05.01 to place 13th in the race.

Derr was second in the men's 600-meters race for Dakota State.  He recorded a time of 1:24.09.  Harming added a fourth-place finish with a time of 1:25.95.

Moeller earned a fourth-place finish in the men's 800-meter run, clocking a time of 1:59.11 for the Trojans.  On the women's side, Tyra Laws was 21st in 2:51.72.

DSU's Tejada produced a season-best time of 2:44.29 for a ninth-place finish in the men's 1000-meters event, followed by Curnow with a 10th-place finish in 2:44.46.  Cruse was 18th with a time of 2:53.62.

Schrempp posted a time of 28.46 seconds to finish 14th in the women's 200-meter dash for Dakota State.  Adsit finished 24th in 29.48 seconds.

Williams ran a time of 23.01 seconds to gain a sixth-place finish in the men's 200-meter dash for DSU. 

The meet ended with the men's 4 x 400-meter relay race, led by DSU's Harming, Hermann, Tejada and Kelley. The Trojans recorded a time of 3:41.41 to finish 13th.

Dakota State heads to Brookings, S.D. for their next two indoor track & field meets.  The Trojans participate in the two-day South Dakota State Classic at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.  The first day kicks off on Friday and continue with a full day of events on next Saturday (Feb. 11).

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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