Dickinson State Track and Field teams compete at UND Open
Jan. 30—FARGO, N.D. — The Dickinson State University track and field teams traveled to Fargo, N.D. to participate in the UND Open, hosted by the University of North Dakota over the weekend. The Blue Hawk men's and women's teams were eager to show off their skills and make a statement in the competitive field. The results were impressive, with the men's team finishing 13th overall and the women's team coming in at fifth place.
One of the standout performances for the Blue Hawk men's team was from Galen Brantley III in the shot put event. Brantley has been making waves in the North Star Athletic Association and the UND Open was no exception. He threw a personal best of 15.98 meters, which earned him first place among the Blue Hawks and put him at the top of the North Star Athletic Association rankings. This impressive throw also secured his second-best position in Dickinson State history.
The Dickinson State women's team also had a successful outing at the UND Open. Wrenzi Wrzesinski broke her own school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.65 seconds, which was also a North Star record. This was a fantastic achievement for Wrzesinski, who has been making steady progress in her hurdles events over the past few seasons. The time demonstrated her hard work and dedication, and she is now a strong contender for future events.
Kori Nagel was another standout performer for the Dickinson State women's team. Nagel set a new school record in the shot put with a 14.06-meter throw, which currently ranks her second in the NAIA. This was a remarkable performance, and it showcased Nagel's strength and skill on the field. She also had a North Star leading throw in the weight throw, measuring 15.87 meters, which qualified her for the "B" standard. This was a fantastic achievement for Nagel, who has been making significant strides in both shot put and weight throw events.
The UND Open was an excellent opportunity for both the Blue Hawk men's and women's track and field teams to showcase their skills and make a statement in the competitive field. The strong finishes by both teams demonstrate the hard work and dedication that they have put into their training. The athletes are eager to build on this performance as they compete in future events this season.
The coaches of the Dickinson State track and field teams expressed their excitement and satisfaction with the results of the UND Open. They praised the athletes for their hard work and dedication and noted the progress that has been made over the past few seasons. The coaches are confident that the teams will continue to improve and make a statement in the competitive field.