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Track & Field - Wed, Apr. 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

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YANKTON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) traveled to Williams Field on the campus of Yankton High School Wednesday in the chilly and windy outdoor track & field meet, the Mount Marty (S.D.) Twilight Meet.  The Trojans captured three throwing titles at the meet, while six DSU athletes were placed in the top eight.

Kylie Martin won the women's hammer throw for the third time this season for the Trojans.  She tossed the best throw in the preliminary round with a measurement of 46.59 meters (152 feet, 10 feet) on her very first throw.  She was also the top thrower in the final round with a measurement of 46.46 meters (on her second throw in the finals).  Jobi McCreary recorded her personal-best throw of 30.19 meters (99 feet) to finish 15th overall in the prelims for Dakota State.

Martin also captured the women's shot put title for DSU.  She recorded the best throw of 11.68 meters in the prelims.  She improved her throw to 12.39 meters (40 feet, 7.75 inches) in the finals to claim the title.  McCreary was 10th overall in the prelims with a measurement of 9.98 meters (32 feet, 9 inches).

Another Trojan won the shot put title at Mount Marty Twilight meet, Brandon Schmit in the men's division.  He was the second-best thrower in the prelims round with a measurement of 13.23 meters.  Schmit improved his toss to a personal-record 14.11 meters (46 feet, 3.5 inches) on his final throw in the finals, earning the first-place honor for Dakota State.

DSU's McCreary placed in the top eight in the women's discus throw.  She posted her personal best mark of 36.43 meters in the first round (119 feet, 6 inches) and advanced to finals.  Her final round best throw was 34.44 meters, finishing as the eighth-best discus throw in the event from her prelims round measurement.  Martin was 15th overall in the prelims with 31.65 meters (103 feet, 10 inches).

Schmidt recorded a discus throw of 36.53 meters (119 feet, 10 inches), placing 10th overall in the men's division prelims' round for Dakota State.

Taylor Hauge completed the men's 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11 minutes, 21.36 seconds for DSU.  He finished third overall in the race.

In the women's 100-meter dash, Breanna Adsit was fifth after clocking a time of 13.43 seconds for the Trojans.

D'Artist Williams earned a runner-up honor in the men's 100-meter dash for Dakota State.  He recorded a time of 11.15 seconds.  Kennan Kelly was fifth with a time of 11.84 seconds (personal record), followed by Austin Row with a sixth-place finish in 12.18 seconds (personal record).

Mercedes Jochims ran a time of 6 minutes, 37.48 seconds to finish 23rd in the women's 1500-meter run for DSU.  In the men's division, Caleb Hemphill led the Trojans with a time of 4:40.07.  Jonathan Lein was 23rd with a time of 4:48.72.

Tyra Laws earned a 12th-place finish in the women's 800-meter run for DSU.  She clocked a time of 2:48.18.  Corey Hermann was 14th overall in the men's 800-meter run after registering a time of 2 minutes, 6.62 seconds.

Dakota State will be sending six runners—Cameron Harming, Alex Derr, Bailey Ludens, Mark Moeller, Claudio Tejada and Williams—to the 108th Annual Drake Relays.  The Trojans will run in the 4 x 800-meter relay Friday morning at 10 a.m.  DSU also will have the 1600-meter sprint medley relay scheduled for Friday evening at 7:21 p.m.  The meet will be held at the Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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