Senior Traia Hubbard of Dakota State competed on the final day of the 2023 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships yesterday afternoon. The three-day national meet was hosted by Indiana Wesleyan at Wildcat Stadium.
Hubbard made her third appearance at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in the discus throw (2019, 2021, 2023).
She fouled on the first try and tossed 125 feet, 5 inches. She followed up with 136 feet, 11 inches on her final attempt and did not advance to the final, ending her impressive throwing career at Dakota State.
Hubbard placed 17th overall in the NAIA’s discus throw for the Trojans (136 feet, 11 inches).
She finished as a 15-time North Star Athletic Association All-Conference, combined in both indoor and outdoor track & field. She was the NSAA Field Athlete-of-the-Meet during the 2021 indoor conference meet and 2019 outdoor conference meet.
Hubbard is a two-time NAIA All-American Indoor shot put in 2020 and 2021 for DSU.