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.