Trojan Track Breaks Records at Red Raider

Trent Lutmer

The Dakota State men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Orange City, IA this weekend to compete in the Red Raider Open which was hosted by Northwestern College at Korver Field.

On the men’s side, Friday night Devon Berkness and Michael Hoffman took on the 25-lap 10,000 meter race.  Berkness came away with the victory with a time of 31:29.00 and set a Korver Field record and an automatic qualifying time.  Hoffman came away in 3rd place with a time of 34:50.94.

On Saturday Andy Coy won the men’s 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.37.  Thomas Kjerengtroen was fifth in 1:59.87.

Anthony Drealan was second in the men’s 1500-meter run.  He finished with a time of 4:00.15  Berkness was 11th in 4:13.02.

Ryan Gimbel set a new Trojan outdoor track and field record in men’s hammer throw with a measurement of 113 feet and 10 inches and capturing 17th place.  Gimbel also finished 21st in the shot put with a throw of 38 feet 10.5 inches.  Shane Whidby finished 21st place with a toss of 107 feet and two inches.  Widby also tied for 14th place in the men’s shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 6 inches.

Trevor Rosstznecht also took 11th place overall in the men’s discus with a throw of 129 feet.  Sophomore Jeff Rieger placed 12th with a throw of 127 feet, 9 inches. Rieger also placed 16th in the shot put with a toss of 40 feet, 7.5 inches.

Ryan Huizenga placed 11th in men’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.16.

On the women’s side Brittany Pearson broke a DSU outdoor track and field record in women’s hammer throw.  She threw a hammer’s measurement of 127 feet and one inch for an 11th place finish overall.

Danielle Row placed 4th overall in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 2.25 inches.

Brandi Gau also placed with 7th overall in the 400 meter dash, with a time of 1:02.48.  Claire Beck finished 9th with a time of 1:03.08.

In the women’s 400-meter hurdles, Amber Krogstad was ninth in 1:10.94.

Summer Bronson Bronson took 10th in women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.02 seconds and 12th in 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:12.75.  Amy Pheneger also placed 13th with a time of 1:12.84

Next week DSU will travel to Sioux City, IA to compete in the prestigious Sioux City Relays which is a 2-day event that will start Friday night.

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