Dakota State’s Conner Tordsen and Alex Derr swept the final Men’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Tordsen was named the Field Athlete of the Week after he beat his own record for hammer throw for the third straight meet, tossing 56.51 meters. He also hit the NAIA ‘A’ automatic standard mark. He also had an 11th place finish in the discus throw of 45.35 meters and 20th place finish in the shot put of 13.28 meters. Derr was named Track Athlete of the Week after two national qualifying times at the Tune-up on May 7. He finished the 800-meter run in fifth with a time of 1:53.27 and ran a leg in the 4 x 400-meter relay with Riley Greenhoff, Joshua Snook, and Brenner Furlong. The relay team finished in third with a qualifying time of 3:17.41.
The Trojans look for more success at the North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday, May 13th and Friday, May 14th.