The Indoor Track & Field regular season has come to a close for Dakota State University, as the Trojans competed this past weekend at the two-day SDSU Invite. Highlights from Day One (Friday) included six long distance runners setting personal records, Braden Curnow broke the school record in the 5,000 meter run, retaking the school record from teammate Max Cruse. Curnow had a time of 14 minutes 41.57 seconds to finish runner-up in the race, while Cruse finished third.
Day Two saw the Men have three hit national qualifying marks. Cameron Harming finished second in the 1,000m run, getting a national mark of 2 minutes, 31.07 seconds. Joshua Snook had a qualifying mark in the 400 meter dash, 49.19 seconds. Curnow had a national qualifying time in the 1-mile run, at 4 minutes 19.31 seconds which is also a personal best (and seventh best in school history). Overall, the DSU Men had nine personal bests set.
The Women had five who set personal bests on Saturday. Jennifer Giles had a mark of 1 minute .83 seconds in the 400-meter dash, a personal record and fifth best in DSU history. Abbie Strasser and Josie Wolf finished 21st and 22nd, respectively, in the 60-meter dash. Traia Hubbard placed 12th in the shot-put (40 feet, 4 inches) and Jobi McCreary took 11th in the weight throw, a throw of 46 feet, 10 and a quarter inches.
The NSAA Conference meet is to be held this weekend at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings. Events get underway Saturday morning at 10am.