Dakota State Track & Field kicked off their season on Friday with three DSU men’s athletes earning their career best marks and one women’s athlete producing a pair of national qualifying throws.
On the men’s side, Alex Derr captured the 1500-meter run title with a personal record time of 4 minutes, 3.28 seconds for the Trojans.
Conner Tordsen produced a career-best mark of 50.19 meters or 164 feet, 8 inches to finish sixth in the hammer throw for DSU. His toss is the second best all-time in the DSU men’s outdoor track & field school record book.
Jacob Joachim was tenth with a hammer throw toss of 46.93 meters (154 feet), which is the fourth best hammer throw toss in school history.
Also on Friday, Traia Hubbard produced a pair of national qualifying throwing marks. Hubbard captured the discus throw title after recording the NAIA ‘A’ Standard mark of 44.48 meters (145 feet, 11 inches) for the Trojans which is the second best toss in the DSU women’s outdoor track & field record book. She currently holds the school record of 149 feet, 3 inches set in 2019.
Hubbard hit the NAIA ‘B’ Standard mark of 13.17 meters (43 feet, 2.5 inches) to win the shot-put title for DSU. Her shot-put toss is the second-best throw in school history (Donna Lavea holds the school record of 45 feet, 1 inch in 2010).
Dakota State continues their outdoor track & field season Thursday, competing in the Dordt Invitational in Sioux Center, Iowa.