Dakota State Women’s Track & Field Places Third; Men Claim Fifth Straight NSAA Title

Dakota State’s Track & Field teams finished out their season this weekend in the North Star Athletic Association Outdoor T&F Championships at the Dan Beacom Track Complex in Madison.


The Women’s team finished third in the meet. Dickinson State won the conference title for the seventh straight year, scoring 272.75 points. Viterbo was second with 196.75 points. The Trojans finished with 187.75 points, the most points since the 2021 conference meet where they scored 200 points in Valley City. Valley City State was fourth with 103.75 points, followed by Waldorf in fifth with 39 points and Bellevue sixth with 21 points.

Rebecca Hazlett was named the NSAA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Champions of Character recipient for the Trojans.

DSU will be taking Oliviyah Thornton to the NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Marion, Ind. She will be competing in the hammer throw at the national meet.


The Men’s team came away with a program record fifth straight NSAA Outdoor track & field title. Dakota State racked up 287 points to claim the conference title, finishing 114 points ahead of second place Dickinson State. Who finished with 173 points. Viterbo was third with 143 points, followed by Waldorf in fourth with 109 points. Valley City State was fifth with 82 points and Bellevue in sixth with 37 points.

Caleb Roberts was named the NSAA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Champions of Character recipient for the Trojans.

Head Coach Anthony Drealan was voted the NSAA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Coach-of-the-Year after guiding the Trojans to their fifth straight conference title.

DSU will be sending seven men’s athletes to the national meet. Cody Farland, Tysen Grinde, Curtis Johnson, James McClain, Treshawn Roberts, Evan & Nolan Slominski to the 2024 NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. The three-day national meet takes place on Indiana Wesleyan’s campus at Wildcat Stadium on May 22-24.

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