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Hawks run with Division I teams

TEMPE, Ariz. -- For two days, Dickinson State's top track and field athletes competed against NCAA Division I standouts and held their own at the 30th annual Sun Angel Classic, hosted by Arizona State.

TEMPE, Ariz. -- For two days, Dickinson State's top track and field athletes competed against NCAA Division I standouts and held their own at the 30th annual Sun Angel Classic, hosted by Arizona State.

DSU senior Ramon Miller took second in the 400-meter Premiere Division race with a time of 46.12 seconds, which broke the school record previously held by four-time NAIA national champion Aaron Cleare, who held the mark at 46.20.

He came in second to Washington's Jordan Boase, who had a time of 45.67.

Allan Ayala was fourth in the 400 hurdles Premiere race with a time of 51.79.

Michael Sands finished third in the University division in the 100 with a time of 10.66 seconds. Jamal Forbes ran a time of 10.80 to finish 10th in the Premiere 100 race.

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Sean Pickstock was fifth (47.98) and John Ingraham eighth (48.14) in their 400 University race.

The men's 1,600 relay team of Pickstock, Ingraham, Ayala and Miller took sixth in the Premiere division with a time of 3:13.25.

The 400 relay team of Forbes, Ingraham, Sands and Kurt McCormack won the University race with a time of 40.74. It was the sixth-fastest time at the meet.

McCormack was eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 48 feet, 11¾ inches.

On the women's side, Kelsey Aide placed fourth in the pole vault with a jump of 12-1½.

Christa Hofland took ninth in the shot put at 44-9, 16th in the hammer throw at 162-5 and 24th in the discus at 136-5.

Every performance was either an automatic or provisional qualifying mark for the NAIA national championships.

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