The Dakota State University Trojan men’s indoor track & field squad returned to action in the Mount Marty Opener, and a pair of weight throwers produced the NAIA indoor track & field national qualifying standards in the meet.
The Trojans dominated the weight throw event, with five throwers placing in the top 10. Conner Tordsen produced the NAIA ‘A’ automatic national qualifying standard of 58 feet, 8.5 inches, to claim the individual title. His mark is currently sixth farthest in the NAIA and second best mark in DSU men’s indoor track & field school history.
Jacob Joachim produced a personal record of 53 feet, 9 inches to earn a runner-up honor for DSU. His toss is the NAIA Provisional ‘B’ national qualifying standard, as well as the fourth farthest toss in school history. ackson Zastera followed up with a third-place finish with a personal best toss of 50 feet, 4.5 inches, producing the 10th farthest mark in the school record book.
Houston Lunde registered a personal record weight throw toss of 47 feet, 8 inches to place fifth for DSU.
Tordsen posted the NAIA ‘B’ Provisional qualifying shot-put mark of 50 feet, 4 inches, producing a personal record mark and third best distance in the school record book. McClain was fifth with a 44 feet, 10.75 inches shot put toss.
Treshawn Roberts led the Trojans in the pole vault with a third-place finish, clearing the height of 12 feet, 11.5 inches.
Corbin Mackaben leaped 40 feet, 4.75 inches for a fifth-place finish in the triple jump for DSU.
Taylor Myers captured the 3000-meter run title with a time of 9 minutes, 13.98 seconds for Dakota State. Colter Elkin was sixth after registering a time of 9:22.58, followed by Dalton Brouwer seventh with a personal best time of 9:23.58.
Riley Greenhoff raced to a time of 7.14 seconds in the 60-meter dash, advancing to the final after placing fifth in the prelims. He also was fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.08 seconds. Trey Reindl followed up with a sixth-place finish in 23.10 seconds.
Reindl earned a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.87 for Dakota State. Joshua Krull added a time of 57.23 seconds.
Daniel Green was the runner-up in the 800-meter run for the Trojans, hitting a time of 2 minutes, 4.70 seconds. Evan Slominski also collected a runner-up finish in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 38.63 seconds for DSU.
Dakota State continues their indoor track & field action Friday, when they compete in the South Dakota State D2 Invitational.