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Track & Field - Thu, Apr. 13, 2017

April 13, 2017

ORANGE CITY, Iowa Kylie Martin captured another throwing individual title, while Mark Moeller earned a runner-up in the men's 800-meter run on the second day of the Red Raider Invitational Thursday.  The outdoor track & field meet was held at DeValois Stadium on the campus of Northwestern (Iowa), featuring numerous schools from the Great Plains Athletic Conference, a pair of teams from the North Star Athletic Association and NCAA Division II schools.

After winning the women's hammer throw on Thursday evening, DSU's Martin won the women's shot put event Thursday.  She threw a personal-best mark of 12.58 meters (41 feet, 3.25 inches) to win the title.  Her throw is also the third-best mark in the DSU Women's Outdoor Track & Field school record book. 

Martin added a personal-best record in the women's discus throw, recording a measurement of 37.30 meters (122 feet, 4 inches) for the Trojans.  Jobi McCreary also posted her personal-best throw of 32.93 meters (108 feet) to place 12th overall.

On the men's side, Brandon Schmit posted a pair of personal-best throws for Dakota State.  He was sixth in the shot put with a measurement of 13.09 meters (42 feet, 11.50 inches).  Schmit also placed ninth in the discus throw, registering a throw measurement of 39.45 meters (129 feet, 5 inches).

Moeller earned a runner-up honor for the second straight week in the men's 800-meter run for the Trojans.  He clocked a season-best time of 1 minute, 56.36 seconds to claim second-place in the race.  Alex Derr added a sixth-place finish with a time of 1:58.60.  Corey Hermann ran his personal-best time of 2:04.77 to finish 19th.

Victoria Sopko clocked a time of 2:35.78 in the women's division of the 800-meter run.  Tyra Laws was 21st with a season-best time of 2:48.22. 

BreeAna Olson recorded a personal-record time of 26.88 seconds to place sixth in the women's 200-meter dash for DSU.  Breanna Adsit added a 20th-palce finish with a season-best time of 28.83 seconds.  On the men's side in the 200-meters, Bailey Ludens ran a time of 23.43 seconds to earn a 12th-place finish.

Adsit also recorded a season-best time of 13.73 seconds to place 14th in the women's 100-meter dash for Dakota State.  Kenan Kelly was 14th in the men's 100-meter dash in 12.09 seconds.  Austin Row was 17th (12.41 seconds).

Cameron Harming produced his personal-record time of 4 minutes, 15.69 seconds to finish 11th in the men's 1500-meter run for the Trojans.  Claudio Tejada added a 15th-place finish 13th with a season-best time of 4:17.57.  Taylor Hauge improved his season-best time of 4:33.52 to place 27th, followed by Caleb Hemphill with a 28th place finish with a season-best time of 4:34.44.  Mercedes Jochims recorded a personal-best time of 6:13.78 for a 27th-place finish in the women's 1500-meter run.

Dakota State returns back to the state of Iowa for the third straight week next weekend.  The Trojans compete in the annual premier event – the Sioux City Relays, featuring numerous schools from the Midwest region.  The two-day event kicks off next Friday (April 21) and continues next Saturday (April 22) at Olsen Stadium.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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