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Blue Hawks dominate 400-meter dash in indoor season opener

SPEARFISH, S.D. -- The Dickinson State women's indoor track team swept the top-4 spots in the 400-meter dash at the Myrle Hanson Open hosted by NCAA Div. II school, Black Hills State, on Friday, Jan. 11.

SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Dickinson State women’s indoor track team swept the top-4 spots in the 400-meter dash at the Myrle Hanson Open hosted by NCAA Div. II school, Black Hills State, on Friday, Jan. 11.

Sophomore Taylor Ludwig finished first with a time of one minute, 2.21 seconds. Sophomores Bailey Smith, Megan Erickson and Grace Edeen came up behind her in second, third and fourth place, respectively.

In the men’s version of the event, unattached athlete Brian Kjerstad was victorious, clocking in at 52.31 seconds. The next six finishers all hailed from Dickinson State. Junior Dakota Mansfield placed second with a time of 52.64 and Trace Jones, Tymer Goss, Daniel Aguirre and Tyler Burk followed in that order.

The Blue Hawk men boasted two event victors, senior Tyler Quilling won triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 9.75 inches.

Sophomore Cleet Wrzesinski won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.63 seconds. He also placed second in long jump while Quilling took fourth.

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Wrzesinski, Goss, Jones and senior Tommy Sease combined to win the 1600-meter relay.

The field events brought more success for the women as a jump of 15-06.75 from junior Kadara Marshall earned her second place in long jump.

In shot put, senior Mailani Thomas took second and sophomore Savannah Walker earned third. Walker finished third in weight throw as well.

Results FridayMen60: 1, Markez Bovkin, BHS, 7.09. 200: 1, Tristan Hepp, BHS, 22.75. 400: 1, Brian Kjerstad, unattached, 52.31. 2, Dakota Mansfield, DSU, 52.64. 3, Trace Jones, DSU, 52.85. 4, Tymer Goss, DSU, 53.13. 5, Daniel Ramirez, DUS, 53.65. 6, Daniel Aguirre, DSU, 55.42. 7, Tyler Burk, DSU, 55.95. 800: 1, Jordan Theisen, BHS, 1:57.41.1,600: 1, Theisen, BHS, 4:21.86. 3,000: 1, Jonah Theisen, BHS, 8:57.91. 10, Hunter Flynn, DSU, 9:53.11.60 hurdles: 1, Cleet Wrzesinski, DSU, 8.63. 2, Seth Kovar, BHS, 8.94. 1,600 relay: 1, Dickinson State (Goss, Tommy Sease, Wrzesinski, Jones), 3:29.03. 2, South Dakota Mines, 3:30.87. 5, Dickinson State B (Ethan Cleveland, Mansfield, Aguirre, Ramirez), 3:42.26.High jump: Allan McDonnell, BHS, 6-09. 8, Jared Steinbeiser, DSU, 5-09.25. Pole vault: 1, Casey Skillingstad, SDM, 14-03.25. 3, Sease, DSU, 12-09-5.Long jump: 1, Darren Nissen, SDM, 21-08.25. 2, Wrzesinski, DSU, 21-05.5. 4, Tyler Quilling, DSU, 20-06.25. Triple jump: 1, Quilling, DSU, 44-09.75. 2, Carter Kasuske, SDM, 42-11. 5, Steinbeiser, DSU, 37-11.5.Shot put: 1, Cody Allen, SDM, 49-09. 3, Blade Miller, DSU, 45-11.75. 6, Jeff Fisher, DSU, 42-06.75. 9, Sease, DSU, 35-11.5.Weight throw: 1, Nicholas Hovt, BHS, 48-06. 5, Fisher, DSU, 44-08. Women60: 1, Shayna Soderstrom, BHS, 7.99. 4, Shelbi McGee, DSU, 8.23. 200: 1, Soderstrom, BHS, 25.99. 6, Zoee Boschee, DSU, 30.82.400: 1, Taylor Ludwig, DSU, 1:02.21. 2, Bailey Smith, DSU, 1:05.8. 3, Megan Erickson, DSU, 1:06.86. 4, Grace Edeen, DSU, 1:07.7. 5, Jatinas Sattoriva, RMC, 1:08.86. 7, Morgan Miller, DSU, 1:11.6.800: 1, Cailey Roth, BHS, 2:22.19. 1,600: 1, Abbie Fredrick, BHS, 5:16.59. 7, Jacey Wilson, DSU, 5:44.3. 11, Emily Kuehn, DSU, 6:03.39. 14, Lisa Townsend, DSU, 6:10.08. 3,000: 1, Xiomara Robinson, BHS, 11:04.59. 7, Brittney Grove, DSU, 11:52.93.60 hurdles: 1, Katie Campbell, BHS, 9.5. 2, Mackenzie Grubbs, DSU, 9.52. 9, Tia Halock, DSU, 10.93.1,600 relay: 1, Black Hills State, 4:15.17. 2, Dickinson State (Paitton Herbst, Ludwig, McGee, Grubbs), 4:15.36. 4, Dickinson State B (Smith, Townsend, Edeen, Erickson), 4:27.91.High jump: 1, Alexandra Richards, BHS, 5-02.25. Pole vault: 1, Jordyn Huneke, BHS, 12-03.5. 6, Lexee Craig, DSU, 10-04. 7, Jade Derby, DSU, 9-10. Long jump: 1, Campbell, BHS, 16-01.5. 2, Kadara Marshall, DSU, 15-06.75. 4, Derby, DSU, 14-09.75. 7, Boschee, DSU, 14-04.5. 9, Halock, DSU, 12-08.75. Triple jump: 1, Campbell, BHS, 33-04.5. 2, Kadara Marshall, DSU, 32-09.5. Shot put: 1, Kyle Swavell, BHS, 40-06. 2, Mailani Thomas, DSU, 37-08.75. 3, Savannah Walker, DSU, 37-05. 4, Macradee, Miller, DSU, 36-10.5. 6, Tarissa Phipps, DSU, 36-00.75. Weight throw: 1, Kyle Sawvell, BHS, 47-03.5. 3, Walker, DSU, 40-08.75. 8, Phipps, DSU, 34-03.5.

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