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Track & Field - Tue, Apr. 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

MEET NOTES (PDF)

This Week
Dakota State (S.D.) heads to Yankton, S.D. Wednesday for the Mount Marty (S.D.) Twilight meet.  On Friday, the Trojans will be sending six men's runners to the 108th Annual Drake Relays.  DSU have two events scheduled at the Drake Stadium on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa.

About Mount Marty (S.D.) Twilight Meet
Schools from Great Plains Athletic Conference and several NCAA Division II schools are expected to compete in the annual Mount Marty (S.D.) Twilight meet.  The meet will be held at Williams Field on the campus of Yankton High School (1801 Summit Street).  The first event kicks off at 12 noon with the hammer throw, while the running events are slated for 4:30 p.m. with the 3000-meter steeplechase.  Follow the live results of the Mount Marty (S.D.) Twilight meet on http://vptiming.com/mmc/.

Dakota State (S.D.) to send six runners to 108th Drake Relays Friday
Dakota State (S.D.) will be sending six men's runners—three seniors and three freshmen—to the 108th Annual Drake Relays on Friday.  The Trojans are scheduled to compete in two different events at the Drake Stadium (2719 Forest Ave.) in Des Moines, Iowa.  On Friday morning at 10 a.m., DSU men's 4 x 800-meter relay (consisted of Cameron Harming, Alex Derr, Mark Moeller and Claudio Tejada) will compete with 18 other schools in the race (including NAIA and NCAA levels).  The Trojans' 1600-meter sprint medley relay (including Bailey Ludens, D'Artist Williams, Derr and Moeller) is slated for Friday evening at 7:21 p.m.  Dakota State is scheduled to run in the first heat along with Wheaton (Ill.), Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.), Wisconsin-Platteville, Nebraska Wesleyan, Morningside (Iowa), Iowa Central and Carleton (Minn.).  For more information about the 108th Drake Relays with live video, results, schedule and history, go to http://godrakebulldogs.com/sports/2015/11/19/DR_1119152308.aspx?path=dr

Martin breaks DSU Women's Outdoor record women's hammer throw for 4th straight meet
Dakota State (S.D.) had set numerous personal records on the first day of the 53rd Annual Sioux City Relays at Olsen Stadium on April 21, highlighted by Kylie Martin's school record performance in the women's hammer throw.  She kept improving her personal record and broke the DSU Women's Outdoor Track & Field school record in the women's hammer throw for the fourth consecutive meet.  She improved her NAIA National qualifying mark and school record of 48.98 meters (160 feet, 8 inches) for a fifth-place finish in the meet, where she was the top NAIA and North Star thrower in the event.  Martin previously set the school record of 158 feet, 8 inches during the Red Raider Open on April 11.

Williams shines at 53rd Annual Sioux City Relays
D'Artist Williams ran in the men's 100-meter dash for Dakota State (S.D.) at the 53rd Annual Sioux City Relays.  He clocked a time of 11.06 seconds to finish fifth in the prelims on April 21, advancing to the men's 100-meter dash finals.  On the same day, Williams placed fifth in the men's 200-meter dash with a time of 22.39 seconds.  On April 22, he improved his time in the men's 100-meter dash finals to earn a third-place finish for the Trojans.  Williams finished with a time of 11.01 seconds for Dakota State.

Trojans earn four 'Top 8' finishes at Sioux City Relays
Dakota State (S.D.) had four events placed in the 'Top 8' on April 22 during the 53rd Annual Sioux City Relays, including a pair of athletes that placed in the 'Top 3'.  Tyler Lems marked a measurement of 51.81 meters (170 meters) to earn a runner-up honor in the men's javelin throw for DSU.  He was the second-best NAIA and top North Star conference thrower in the vent.  D'Artist Williams placed third in the men's 100-meter dash finals with a time of 11.01 seconds.  Kylie Martin was eighth in the women's shot put with a measurement of 12.12 meters (39 feet, 9.25 inches) for Dakota State.  She was the top NAIA and NSAA thrower in the event.  DSU men's 4 x 400-meter relay team (consisted of Cameron Harming, Williams, Alex Derr and Mark Moeller) recorded a time of 3 minutes, 26.33 seconds to finish eighth in the race.

Updated NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Performances List
According to Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS) on www.tfrrs.org as of Tuesday, Braden Curnow holds the 28th-best time in the men's half-marathon race (1 hour, 12 minutes and 32.39 seconds) for Dakota State (S.D.).  Maxwell Cruse is 31st overall (1 hour, 12 minutes, 36.38 seconds).  Both Curnow and Cruse will be running in the full marathon race on May 27.  Karen Mayfield will also run in the full marathon on May 27 as she is currently 52nd-best in the half-marathon time of 1 hour, 31 minutes, 31.24 seconds for DSU.  Kylie Martin is currently 15th-best in the NAIA in the women's hammer throw for DSU (160 feet, 8 inches).  Tyler Lems holds the 25th-best discus throw for Dakota State, recording the national qualifying mark of 155 feet, 3 inches from the Mustang Open on March 31.

A Look Ahead
Dakota State (S.D.) heads to Sioux Falls, S.D. next weekend (May 5-6) for the 92nd Annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays.  More than 3,000 middle school, high school, college and university student-athletes will be competing.  The Howard Wood Dakota Relays has experienced phenomenal growth since the first one-day event was held on May 4, 1923.  Over the years, it has become one of the South Dakota's premier athletic events.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
  • Mar. 4 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Day 3 - NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships - Moeller - 800-meter run national finals at 2:15 p.m. (ET)/1:15 p.m. (CT) - 41st of 63 - recap - results
  • Mar. 3 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Day 2 - NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships - Moeller - 800-meter run semifinals at 4 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (CT) - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Mar. 2 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Day 1 - NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships - 4 x 800-meter relay - 6 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (CT) - No Team Score - recap - results
  • 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
  • Jan. 28 - Men's Indoor Track & Field @ Minnesota State-Mankato Open - No Team Score - recap - results
  • 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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