Tordsen Finishes His DSU Indoor Track & Field Career

Conner Tordsen competed in his final collegiate indoor track & field meet this past weekend in the 58th annual running of the NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field National Championships.

Tordsen, who was seeded No. 16 in the national shot put prior to the national meet, tossed 49 feet, 5.75 inches on his first attempt. He fouled on his second attempt and improved to 50 feet, 6 inches on his third toss.

He did not qualify for the final round in the shot put, finishing 13th overall. He improved three places from his national seed. There were a total of 24 throwers in the field.

Tordsen finished his indoor track & field career, earning the All-American status in the weight throw Friday afternoon (his second overall NAIA All-America – hammer throw). He also collected five NSAA All-Conference honors (4 consecutive years in weight throw and shot put in 2023), including a 3-time champion in the weight throw. 

Dakota State finished as the top NSAA team place finisher at the national meet, scoring 11 points. The Trojans were in a five-way tie for 26th in the team standings with Mount Marty, Tabor, Taylor, and Mount Vernon Nazarene.

The national meet officially concluded the indoor track & field season. Dakota State now waits for their outdoor track & field season opener on March 24-25 in the Wildcat Classic, held in Wayne, Nebraska.