Two Trojan Records Broken at Maverick Open

As the Trojans prepare to wrap up their regular season this weekend, the DSU Track and Field teams competed in the Minnesota State-Mankato Maverick Open, with two school records broken. 

Conner Tordsen continued his record-breaking performance in the hammer throw for the Trojans, establishing a new school record for the third straight meet, hitting 204 feet, 7 inches to win the title. His hammer throw mark moved up to fourth best toss in the NAIA.

Jacob Joachim finished third in the hammer throw for DSU, throwing 170 feet, 11 inches.  

Tordsen added a runner-up finish in the discus throw with the NAIA ‘A’ automatic qualifying mark of176 feet, 4 inches for Dakota State. Tordsen was also third in the shot-put event with the NAIA ‘B’ provisional qualifying mark of 51 feet, 1.5 inches for the Trojans. 

Ethan Damerum followed up with a personal record mark of 48 feet, 1.75 inches to place sixth.  

Ben Hoverson highlighted the javelin throw with a runner-up honor for DSU, throwing 148 feet, 2 inches. Joachim followed up with a fourth-place finish with a toss of 141 feet, 10 inches, while Jakob Kaiser was fifth with a personal record throw of 141 feet, 8 inches.  

Ben Hoverson leaped 19 feet, 9 inches in the long jump for the Trojans.

Michael Foster clocked a personal record time of 11.05 seconds to place eighth in the 100-meter dash prelims for DSU. Riley Greenhoff was 10th in 11.09 seconds, followed by Trey Reindl in 11.34 seconds.

Taylor Myers hit a career best time of 4 minutes, 8.31 seconds to finish seventh in the 1500-meter run. Martin Bailey also produced a personal record time of 15:41.94 to earn a fourth-place finish in the 5000-meters.  

A pair of 400-meter hurdlers produced career best times, led by Treshawn Roberts with a time of 56.89 seconds to finish eighth. Obang Ojulu was ninth in 57.10 seconds.


Leading the way for the Trojans women’s team was Fane Sauvakacolo, who established a school record in the 100-meter hurdles for the Trojans. She hit 14.65 seconds in the prelims round, breaking the previous school record held by Bobbi Jo Dykstra with a time of 14.68 seconds in 2007. Sauvakacolo finished seventh in the prelims and advanced to the finals, where she also finished seventh in 15.62 seconds.

Traia Hubbard produced a pair of national qualifying throws for the Trojans, producing the ‘A’ automatic qualifying mark of 147 feet, 8 inches in the discus throw. She placed fourth in the event. 

Hubbard also registered the NAIA ‘B’ Provisional qualifying mark in the shot-put, placing sixth in the event with a toss of 43 feet, 5.25 inches. Maxwell added a toss of 38 feet, 7.5 inches, followed by Gabriella Peitzmeier with a toss of 34 feet, 3.5 inches.

Britni Plucker led the Trojans with a personal record 149 feet, 8 inches meters hammer throw toss. Peitzmeier also produced a personal best hammer throw toss of 145 feet, 11 inches.  

Lahna Matucha led DSU with a 98 feet, 10 inches javelin throw to finish 11th.  

Dakota State concludes their outdoor track & field regular-season schedule this afternoon as they travel to Vermillion, SD to compete in the South Dakota Tune-up.  First events are slated to start at 2:30pm.