Three Dakota State (S.D.) women’s athletes recorded personal best marks Wednesday in the NCAA Division I meet, at the University of South Dakota Twilight outdoor track & field meet which featured schools from the local areas from the NAIA to NCAA Division I levels.
Juliette Rios captured a first-place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase for the Trojans. She clocked a time of 13 minutes, 27.15 seconds in the race, which was the ninth fastest time in school history.
DSU’s Lahna Matucha collected a fifth-place finish after clearing a season-best 4 feet, 11.75 inches in the high jump.
Morgan Huber produced a personal best long jump of 15 feet, 11.75 inches to place sixth for Dakota State.
Traia Hubbard was the top NAIA thrower in the discus throw for DSU, tossing 148 feet, 7 inches to finish fifth. Alyssa Juelfs was 18th after throwing a career-best 123 feet, 5 inches
Juelfs paced the Trojans with a ninth-place finish in the shot-put with 37 feet, .25 inch throw.. Tyra Payne tossed 34 feet, 11.25 inches for a 12th-place finish.
Dakota State will be sending a total of ten women’s athletes to the prestigious annual outdoor track & field meet, the 2021 Drake Relays. They are scheduled to compete on Friday and Saturday at Bulldog Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, with the meet starting at 8 a.m. on each day.