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Blue Hawks perform well at Cobber duals

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the first meet jitters out of the way, the Dickinson State track and field teams let loose and dominated at the Cobber Duals Saturday afternoon at Concordia College (Minn.).

On the men’s side, the Blue Hawks went 8-0 overall and beat top programs like University of Mary and University of North Dakota. The team had five new national qualifiers in jumps, hurdles and runs.

Seniors Brady Sundheim and Andy Knebel met the A standard in their respected events. Sundheim took first place in the triple jump with a 14.34 meter distance, while Knebel tied for first in the high jump at 2.07 meters.

For the B standard, senior Nathan Magstadt met his time in the 60 meter hurdles and finished second at 8.39 seconds. In the 1000 meter run, DSU got first and second place with sophomore Dante Carter taking the top spot at 2:32.87 and followed by senior Dustin Sandbak at 2:33.60.

For the second week in a row, junior Breyan Miller won the 60 meter run and came in with a 6.96 time. Senior John Dinius came in fourth place at 7.20. DSU also took first place in the 800 meter relay and 1600 meter relay.

For the women, sophomore Stormie Sickler won the 600 meter run at 1:40.63 and senior Brittany Young came in fourth in the 800 meter run. Last weekend, Young ran a 2:32 and improved her time by nine seconds, finishing at the Cobber Duals with a 2:23.66. At the high jump, senior Hailey Schaper came in fifth at 1.51 meters.

DSU tried to pick up more qualifying times at the Thundering Herd Classic Thursday and Friday in Fargo.