DSU women finish 3rd in the Conference, Wolf named MVP
Dakota State University

The Dakota State University Women finished third with 155 points in the North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday in  Valley City.

Dickinson State won their fifth consecutive NSAA conference team title after racking up a conference meet record of 258 points.  Viterbo was second. 

Josie Wolf improved her time to 12.31 seconds to claim the runner-up honor in the 100-meter dash for the Trojans.  She also earned a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash. Jessi Giles added a fifth place in the 200-meters, while Morgan Huber was eighth.

Jennifer Giles collected a runner-up finish in the 800-meter run. Saddie Palmquist was ninth with a time of 2:43.72. 

Jacia Christiansen collected her second runner-up honor in the conference meet, placing second in the 5000-meter run.

Fane Sauvakacolo earned a third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. Shaylee DeBeer followed up with a fourth-place finish.

The 4 x 100-meter relay team – consisted of Sauvakacolo, DeBeer, Jessi Giles, and Wolf – finished third with a time of 49.87 seconds.  That time tied the team’s season best time this season.

The two-day conference meet wrapped up with DeBeer, Jenni Giles, Jessi Giles, and Wolf claiming the 4 x 400-meter relay title. 

Josie Wolf received a couple of postseason awards from the Conference. She was named as the league Most Valuable Track Athlete of the Meet award, scoring the most points by a runner.  Wolf completed her stellar career by earning 18 total North Star Athletic Association All-Conference honors in both indoor and outdoor at Dakota State. She was also named to the NSAA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Champions of Character recipient.

Jacia Christiansen will be preparing for the upcoming NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships as she runs in the half-marathon. The national meet will be held in Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 25-27.