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Track & Field - Sat, Feb. 11, 2017

February 10, 2017

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) men's 4 x 800-meter relay team highlighted on the first day of the South Dakota State Indoor Classic Friday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex, where numerous NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Canadian and community colleges competed in the indoor track & field meet.

The Trojans men's 4 x 800-meter relay team – consisted of Cameron Harming, Alex Derr, Claudio Tejada and Mark Moeller – produced a national qualifying time of 7 minutes, 54.36 seconds to earn a third-place finish in the race.  DSU was the top NAIA school in the 4 x 800-meter relay event, finishing ahead of Northwestern (Iowa) and Briar Cliff (Iowa).

Tyler Lems threw a measurement of 13.97 meters (45 feet, 10 inches) to finish third in the men's shot put for Dakota State.  He was also the top NAIA and North Star Athletic Association thrower in the shot put event (Jacob McBride of NCAA Division I North Dakota State was first with 14.40 meters, followed by NCAA Division II thrower from Mary, N.D. Andrew Dubiel with a measurement of 14.14 meters).

Kylie Martin earned a pair of 18th-place finish in both throwing events for the Trojans.  She threw 36 feet, 3 inches (11.05 meters), finishing as the top North Star shot put thrower.  Martin tossed a measurement of 13.51 meters (44 feet, 4 inches) in the weight throw event.

DSU's D'Artist Williams ran a season-best time of 22.67 seconds to place 36th in the men's 200-meter dash, which featured a total of 152 runners.  Bailey Ludens was 111th with a time of 23.71 seconds.  Kennan Kelly improved his personal-best time of 24.47 seconds to finish 134th in the race.  Austin Row was 147th in 25.88 seconds.

Megan Schrempp produced a personal-best time of 27.81 seconds for place 114th in the women's 200-meter dash (139 total runners) for the Trojans.  Breanna Adsit added a 130th-place finish in 29.06 seconds.

Five runners competed in the men's 3000-meter run.  Braden Curnow led the Trojans with a 36th-place finish with a time of 9 minutes, 19.17 seconds.  Taylor Hauge improved his season-best time to 9:50.97 and finished 53rd.  Caleb Hemphill posted a personal best time of 10:26.95 for 58th-place finish, followed by Jonathan Lein 59th-place in 10:36.82 (personal best) and Michael Carson 60th-place in 10:53.67.

A pair of DSU women's runners posted personal best time in the 600-meter run.  Mercedes Jochims ran a time of 2:00.45 to earn a 68th-place finish, followed by Tyra Laws with a 69th-place finish in 2:00.66. 

Dakota State continues their action at the South Dakota State Indoor Classic Saturday.  First event kicks off at 10:15 a.m. at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, S.D.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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