Trojans Sweep First Edition of NSAA Weekly Honors
In the first edition of the 2023 NSAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field weekly honors, the Dakota State Trojans swept the honors. Conner Tordsen was selected as the Field Athlete-of-the-Week, while Riley Greenhoff was chosen as the Track Athlete-of-the-Week after their performances in Wildcat Classic.
Tordsen hit a pair of NAIA ‘A’ automatic qualifying throwing marks in the meet. He opened the outdoor track & field season by producing the qualifying mark in the hammer throw. He tossed 194 feet, 9 inches to finish as a runner-up in the event.
His hammer throw is the third best toss in the NAIA and NSAA, as well as the second best mark in school history.
Tordsen also posted the automatic qualifying mark in the discus throw, winning the title with a school record toss of 178 feet, 8 inches for DSU. His discus throw mark currently leads the NAIA and the North Star conference.
Tordsen broke his previous school discus throw record of 172 feet, 1 inch in 2022.
He added a shot-put toss of 49 feet, 9.75 inches to finish seventh. His shot-put toss is the eighth-best in school history.
Greenhoff produced a pair of top NSAA times for the Trojans.
He captured the 100-meter dash title with a time of 10.86 seconds in the field of 28 runners. He then followed up with a time of 22.34 seconds to earn a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash.
Greenhoff ran an anchor in the Trojans’ 4×400-meter relay team with Joshua Krull, Joseph Larson, and Trey Reindl. They finished third in the race with a time of 3 minutes, 33.50 seconds.
The next meet for the Trojans will be on April 7-8 when they travel to Vermillion, SD to compete in the University of South Dakota Early Bird meet.