Tordsen Throws NAIA Qualifying Mark in Season Opener

Conner Tordsen, in DSU’s Outdoor Track and Field season opener yesterday, hit the NAIA ‘A’ automatic qualifying mark.

Numerous local NCAA Division I, II, and NAIA schools competed in the meet. The Trojans produced a pair of runner-up honors in the throwing events.

Conner Tordsen hit the national automatic qualifying standard in the hammer throw, hitting 194 feet, 9 inches for DSU. He finished second in the event, falling short of .01 meter for first place held by NCAA Division I South Dakota State’s Hunter Wallster (194 feet, 9 inches).

Tordsen’s mark is currently the second-best toss in school history at Dakota State.

Jacob Joachim posted his personal record of 170 feet, 4 inches to place seventh in the hammer throw for DSU. His mark is the fourth farthest mark in DSU men’s hammer throw school history. Zachary Haugen added a toss of 144 feet to place 15th. Houston Lunde was 19th with 139 feet, 8 inches, followed by Jackson Zastera with 20th-place after throwing 138 feet, 5 inches.

Treshawn Roberts led the Trojans with a runner-up honor in the javelin throw, producing a mark of 151 feet, 10 inches. Two other DSU throwers made their debut in the javelin throw, with Ethan Damerum with a 116 feet, 6 inches and Kaiser with a 72 feet, 2 inches.

Dakota State continues their action on their season-opening weekend, competing on the second day of the Wildcat Classic, with the first events slated to start at 11am.