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Track & Field - Sat, Feb. 11, 2017

February 11, 2017

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) concluded their action on the second day of the South Dakota State Indoor Classic Saturday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.  The meet featured numerous athletes from all collegiate levels.  A total of eight DSU athletes recorded personal best times in the meet.

Mark Moeller added another event for the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Nationals after producing a national qualifying time in the men's 800-meter run for the Trojans.  He posted a season-best time of 1 minute, 54.23 seconds to earn a 17th-place finish in the race (99 total runners in the men's 800-meters race).  He was the top North Star Athletic Association conference runner in the men's 800-meter run event.

Three Trojan men's 800-meter run runners produced a personal-best time.  Alex Derr posted a time of 1:58.03 to finish 37th overall.  Cameron Harming was 80th in 2:04.98, followed by Corey Hermann's 81st-place in 2:05.95.  Taylor Hauge finished 95th overall with a season-best time of 2:10.14.

Austin Opdahl finished in an eight-way tie for 18th in the men's high jump for DSU.  He cleared a height jump measurement of 6 feet, 1.5 inches.

In the women's 60-meter dash prelims, Megan Schrempp was 68th overall with a time of 8.43 seconds for Dakota State.  Breanna Adsit was in a two-way tie for 72nd after clocking a time of 8.52 seconds.

Bailey Ludens was 65th overall in the men's 60-meter dash prelims (total of 98 runners) for the Trojans.  Kennan Kelly produced a personal-best time of 7.66 seconds for a 91st-place finish, followed by Austin Row with a 95th-place finish in 7.78 seconds.

DSU's D'Artist Williams registered a personal-record time of 51.07 seconds to earn a 43rd place finish in the men's 400-meter dash.

Tyra Laws recorded a season-best time of 1:09.15 to place 102nd overall in the women's 400-meter dash for DSU.  Victoria Sopko was 103rd in 1:09.47, followed by Mercedes Jochims with a 104th-place finish in 1:15.34.

Braden Curnow improved his personal-record time of 4 minutes, 34.87 seconds to place 75th overall in the men's 1-mile run for Dakota State.  Claudio Tejada was 101st in 4:43.26.  Caleb Hemphill posted a personal-best time of 4:52.14 to finish 118th, followed by Hermann with a 125th place finish in 5:01.60 and Jonathan Lein with a 127th-place in 5:12.01 (personal-best time).

More throwers competed on the second day of the meet.  Kylie Martin, who finished with a pair of 18th-place finishes on Friday, earned a pair of 46th overall finishes in the throwing events.  She threw 36 feet, 3 inches (11.05 meters) in the shot put and 44 feet, 4 inches (13.51 meters) in the weight throw for the Trojans.

DSU's Tyler Lems, who was the third-best men's shot put thrower on Friday, finished 29th overall with a measurement of 13.97 meters (45 feet, 10 inches).  He was the top NSAA men's shot put thrower in the event and second-best from the NAIA division.

The DSU men's 4 x 400-meter relay team – Harming, Williams, Derr and Moeller – recorded a time of 3 minute, 29 seconds to finish 22nd overall in the race.  The Trojans also had a second 4 x 400-meter relay team – Tejada, Hermann, Curnow and Kelly – and finished with a time of 3:42.60 for a 29th-place finish.

Dakota State returns back to the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings next Saturday.  The Trojans – along with five other schools – Dickinson State (N.D.), Jamestown (N.D.), Valley City State (N.D.), Waldorf (Iowa) and Viterbo (Wis.) – prepares for the North Star Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field Conference Championship meet.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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