Another Strong Day for Tordsen and the Trojans
Dakota State continued to dominate in the throwing events on the second day of the Northwestern Red Raiders Invitational as the men’s team clinched two more throwing titles, and five athletes produced personal records in the meet.
After winning the hammer throw Friday, Tordsen collected two more throwing titles Saturday. He captured the discus throw title with the NAIA ‘A’ automatic qualifying mark of 170 feet, 11.75 inches on his first attempt.
Three other Trojans were placed in the top 10 discus throw event, led by Jacob Joachim with a fourth-place finish after throwing 146 feet, 9 inches on his first attempt. Zachary Haugen hit 140 feet, 3.5 inches to collect a fifth-place finish. Ethan Damerum placed tenth after throwing 125 feet, 1.25 inches.
Jackson Zastera followed up with an 11th place finish with a throw of 124 feet, 4.5 inches, followed by Jack Hemmen with a personal best 123 feet, 11.5 inches for a 12th-place finish. Treshawn Roberts was 13th with a toss of 123 feet, 8.5 inches, and Ryan Chapman with 14th place after throwing 122 feet, 10.5 inches.
Other DSU discus throw results included Ethan Teunissen (116 feet, 7.25 inches – personal record), Terrell Moran (115 feet, 5.5 inches – personal record), Houston Lunde (110 feet, .25 inches), Dylan Johansen (101 feet, 3.75 inches), Caden Gortmaker (75 feet), and Caleb Roberts (73 feet, 7.25 inches).
Tordsen won the shot-put title after tossing 50 feet, 2 inches on his first attempt for Dakota State. Damerum posted a personal record toss of 45 feet, 9 inches to finish eighth.
Other Trojan shot-put throwers results included Johansen (41 feet, 8.75 inches), Moran (40 feet, 1.25 inches – personal record), Chapman (38 feet, 11.5 inches), Hemmen (38 feet, 9.75 inches – personal record), Lunde (37 feet, 8 inches), Zastera (36 feet, 11.5 inches), and Haugen (36 feet, 11 inches).
A pair of Trojans competed in the high jump, led by Kaleb Scott with a fifth-place tie. He cleared the height of 5 feet, 11.75 inches. Bryant Paulsen recorded a personal best 5 feet, 7.75 inches to finish 11th.
Dakota State will be taking their running squad to the abbreviated NCAA Division I meet, South Dakota Challenge today, with the meet beginning at 3pm.