Tiger track hits road for Dennis Young Classic

Tiger track hits road for Dennis Young Classic

STORM LAKE, Iowa – The Dakota Wesleyan University men's and women's track and field teams participated in the Dennis Young Classic hosted by Buena Vista University Saturday in Storm Lake, Iowa. 

For the Tiger women, senior Skylar Forgey (Colome, S.D.) continues to lead the way. Forgey had a first-place finish in the 1,000-meter run in 3:03.38. Forgey is now provisionally qualified for the 800-meter and 1,000-meter runs at the NAIA National Indoor Championships.

Freshmen Kristen Longville (Lake Preston, S.D.), Meghan Travis (Minneota, Minn.) and Kamber Lamer (Hartford, S.D.) had standout performances for the Tigers. Longville placed first in the triple jump with a leap of 10.53 meters and was sixth in the long jump with a final jump of 4.83 meters. Travis finished the high jump in second place with a height of 1.50 meters. Lamer had a fourth-place finish in the triple jump with a final leap of 10.39 meters and placed sixth in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:44.49.

Senior Jessica Fossum (Canton, S.D.) finished the indoor pentathlon in first place. In addition Fossum finished the 400-meter dash in sixth place with a time of 1:02.26. Senior Nicole Court-Menendez (Lewiston, Maine) finished the 1,000-meter run in 3:29.24 for sixth place. Junior Jessica Neises (Madison, S.D.) competed in the 60-meter hurdles, placing fifth with a final time of 10.11. 

On the DWU men's side, freshman Ben Hammer (Dell Rapids, S.D.) continued his winning ways with a first-place finish in the shot put with a final throw of 15.15 meters. In addition Hammer finished the weight throw in fourth place throwing 13.69 meters.

Sophomore Lane Tibbs had a fourth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:09.69. Sophomore Jeremiah Panec (Kenesaw, Neb.) finished the 1,000-meter run in 2:40.13 for an eighth-place finish.

Overall the Tiger women finished in fifth place out of seven teams with 65 points. The Morningside College women took home the title with 144 points. The DWU men had 38 points for a seventh-place finish, while Northwestern College men won the team title with 144 points. 

The DWU track and field teams return to Buena Vista University for the Buena Vista Invite Saturday in Storm Lake, Iowa. Court-Menendez will participate in the racewalk at the Jim Green Invite hosted by Illinois College Saturday.