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Maturity should help Hawks


DICKINSON - Last season, the Dickinson State men's track and field team was full of wide-eyed freshmen and steady sophomores.

But after the Blue Hawks men's track and field team took a surprising third place at the NAIA indoor national championships last March and a second-place finish at the outdoor nationals in May, coach Pete Stanton is convinced the still young team is coming along just fine.

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Dustin Monke
Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He has been a key member of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Press' Sweepstakes win in 2013. As the newspaper's editor, he writes a Sunday column, contributes feature stories, designs pages and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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