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Track & Field - Wed, May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

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This Week
Dakota State (S.D.) heads to Sioux Falls, S.D. for the annual premier two-day event in the state of South Dakota on Friday and Saturday.  The Trojans will compete in the 92nd Annual running of the Howard Wood Dakota Relays.  The track & field meet will be held at the Howard Wood Field.

About Howard Wood Dakota Relays
Howard Wood Dakota Relays will be running its 92nd year in Sioux Falls, S.D., where numerous athletes and schools including colleges, high schools and middle schools are expected to compete in the two-day event.  They will be meeting at the Howard Wood Field located near the Denny Premier Events Center (1201 West Ave.).  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.  The 92nd running of the Relays is scheduled for May 5-6.  More than 3,000 middle school, high school, college and university student-athletes will be competing.  The dedication of hundreds of volunteers, the financial support of area businesses and the outstanding facilities make the Howard Wood Dakota Relays the meet of choice for many area track & field fans.  The first day kicks off on Friday with the men's hammer throw at 10:30 a.m.  The first running event is slated for 2:40 p.m. with the 4 x 100-meter relay.  Women's discus and men's/women's long jump are slated to start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, while the running events start at 10 a.m. with the hurdles.  For more information about the Howard Wood Dakota Relays, visit http://www.dakotarelays.com/.  There will be a live results at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays, go to http://timerhub.com/get_web_index.php?page=dakotatiming.com/results/2017/howardwood/ to follow the live results.

DSU Men's Sprint Medley Relay posts second-best time in school history at Drake Relays
Dakota State (S.D.) men's 1600-meter sprint medley relay team posted its second-best time in school history on April 28 at the Drake Relays held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.  The members of the relay team included Bailey Ludens, D'Artist Williams, Alex Derr and Mark Moeller clocked a time of 3 minutes, 31.87 seconds.  They finished 10th in the race.  Ryan Raak, Jake Kamps, Shaun Fransen and John Eckelin own the DSU school record time for the 1600-Meter Sprint Relay in 1998.  They recorded a school-record time of 3 minutes, 27.96 seconds.

Dakota State (S.D.) Men's 4 x 800-meter relay team falls short for NAIA qualifying time
The Trojans kicked off the morning with a rainy weather conditions at Drake Stadium, running in the men's 4 x 800-meter relay in the 108th Annual Drake Relay on April 28.  The members of the 4 x 800-meter relay team included Cameron Harming, Mark Moeller, Alex Derr.  Dakota State (S.D.) clocked a time of 7 minutes, 54.94 seconds to place 16th overall in the race. Their time was just 5.94 seconds short of producing a national qualifying time for the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Trojans' Double Shot Put Champions at Mount Marty (S.D.) Twilight Meet
Dakota State (S.D.) won both women's and men's shot put divisions in a cold Mount Marty (S.D.) Twilight meet on April 26, 2017 in Yankton, S.D.  Kylie Martin captured the women's shot put title for the Trojans.  She tossed 11.68 meters in the prelims and advanced to the finals.  She improved her throw to 12.39 meters (40 feet, 7.75 inches) in the finals to claim the title.  Another Trojan won the men's shot put title at the 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 and advanced to the finals.  Schmit improved his toss to a personal record of 14.11 meters (46 feet, 3.5 inches) on his final throw in the finals, earning first-place honor.

Martin wins women's hammer throw for the third time this season
Kylie Martin won the women's hammer throw for the third time this season for Dakota State (S.D.).  She captured the hammer throw at the Mount Marty (S.D.) Twilight Meet on April 26 in Yankton.  She tossed her 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).  

Updated NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Performances List
According to Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS) on www.tfrrs.org as of Wednesday, Braden Curnow holds the 34th-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 37th 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 57th-best in the half-marathon time of 1 hour, 31 minutes, 31.24 seconds for DSU.  Kylie Martin is currently 17th-best in the NAIA in the women's hammer throw for DSU (160 feet, 8 inches).  Tyler Lems holds the 26th-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.) travels to Jamestown, N.D. next week for the North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Conference Championships.  The two-day conference meet will be held at Al Cassell Field on May 11-12.  This track meet will be the final opportunity for athletes to qualify for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, which is held in Gulf Shores, Ala. on May 25-27. 

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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