Roberts Earns DSU School Record in Heptathlon

Treshawn Roberts of Dakota State set the new school heptathlon record in the Mark Schuck Open. Dakota State finished eighth overall as a team after tallying 38 points.  

The host-team Minnesota State-Mankato won the team title with 243 points.

Treshawn Roberts led the Trojans with a third-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles after hitting a personal record time of 8.45 seconds to earn 872 points. His time is the fifth fastest time in the DSU men’s indoor 60-meter hurdles. 

Caleb Roberts added 660 points after recording a time of 9.40 seconds. Caden Gortmaker recorded 405 points after hitting a personal best time of 10.77 seconds.

T. Roberts cleared the pole vault with a personal record mark of 13 feet, 9.75 inches, collecting 676 points. His mark is the ninth best in the Trojan men’s indoor pole vault’s ‘Top 10.’  C. Roberts added 384 points after clearing 10 feet, 2.5 inches. Gortmaker posted a personal best 9 feet, 10.5 inches for 359 points.

The heptathlon wrapped up with the 1000-meter run. Gortmaker was the top 1000-meter runner in the race, hitting a time of 2 minutes, 49.79 seconds. He earned 768 points. T. Roberts followed up with 631 points after clocking a time of 3 minutes, 3.43 seconds. C. Roberts recorded a time of 3:12.64 to tally 546 points.

T. Roberts finished second overall in the heptathlon, smashing a new DSU men’s indoor track & field heptathlon school record of 5,121 points. He currently leads the NAIA in heptathlon total points after the meet.

C. Roberts finished with a personal record of 3,898 points for the Trojans, third most points scored in school history. Gortmaker amassed 3,600 points in his first indoor heptathlon at Dakota State, which is the seventh most points scored in school’s heptathlon history.

In other results, Kaleb Scott improved his personal record in the high jump for Dakota State.  He finished third after clearing 6 feet, 6.75 inches, which is the sixth best mark in school history. He was .01 meter short of achieving the NAIA ‘B’ provisional standard qualifying mark.

Conner Tordsen led DSU’s weight throwers with a third-place finish, tossing 59 feet, 5.75 inches. 

Five Trojan weight throwers set personal records, highlighted by Zachary Haugen with 48 feet, 11 inches. Houston Lunde also had a personal record toss of 46 feet, 4.75 inches. Jackson Zastera threw 45 feet, 3.75 inches. Trenton Moran posted a personal record of 40 feet, 8.25 inches, while Jack Hemmen threw a personal best 38 feet, 4 inches.  

Tordsen earned an eighth-place finish in the shot-put for DSU, throwing 149 feet, 5.75 inches. Dylan Johansen produced a personal best mark of 44 feet, 1.5 inches.  

Evan Slominski registered a time of 2 minutes, .80 seconds to finish sixth in the 800-meter run for the Trojans. Roger Oliete Tejedor followed up with a time of 2:01.12 to finish seventh.  

Riley Greenhoff led Dakota State with a time of 52.64 seconds in the 400-meter dash.  Joseph Larson added a time of 53.10 seconds to place ninth.  

Issac Jaacks clocked a time of 8.90 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles for the Trojans.

Greenhoff clocked a time of 23.08 seconds in the 200-meter dash, earning 13th-place.  Hutchins added a time of 23.41 seconds, while Larson hit a time of 23.77 seconds in the race.

Willie Hutchins ran a time of 7.26 seconds in the 60-meter dash for the Trojans.  Tamareon Foster followed up with a time of 7.27 seconds.

Blake Schmiedt improved his personal record time of 2 minutes, 44.47 seconds to place 16th in the 1000-meter run for DSU. Tucker Murtha added a time of 2:52.32, followed by Espen Lehst with a time of 2:52.86.

Curtis Johnson led the Trojans with a time of 4:39.74 in the 1-mile run.  

Nathan Ingalls leaped19 feet in the long jump for the Trojans. Chase Marshall recorded a personal best mark of 18 feet. 7 inches. Ingalls also registered a triple jump mark of 39 feet, 7.75 inches.

Dakota State returns to South Dakota on Saturday, February 4th when they compete in the Dakota Wesleyan Alumni Invitational.



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