Several Tigers perform strong at GPAC Championships

Several Tigers perform strong at GPAC Championships

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men and women track and field teams were back in action on Friday and Saturday at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Indoor Championships at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln. Neb.

Senior Jessica Fossum (Canton, S.D.) started the GPAC Championships off for the Tigers competing in the pentathlon on Friday. She finished just off of the podium in ninth place.

Senior Skylar Forgey (Colome, S.D.) continues to lead the way for the Tigers. Forgey had a second-place finish in the 800-meter run finishing with a time of 2:19.10. Freshmen Kamber Lamer (Hartford, S.D) and Kristen Longville (Lake Preston, S.D) competed in the long jump. Lamer had a final leap of 5.14m for a sixth-place finish and Longville finished in ninth with a jump of 4.95m.  Longville also had an eighth-place finish in the triple jump, jumping 10.28m.

Freshman Ben Hammer (Dell Rapids, S.D.) finished the shot put in sixth with a throw of 15.56m. Senior Daniel Porter (Plattsmouth, Neb.) jumped his way to an eighth-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 12.92m. Sophomore Lane Tibbs (Kenesaw, Neb.) ran the 5,000-meter run in 15:48.82 for an eighth-place finish.  Tibbs also competed in the 3,000-meter run, running a 9:09.37 finishing in 13th. Sophomore Jeremiah Panec (Kenesaw, Neb.) had a ninth-place finish in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:36.72.

As a team the Tiger women finished in 10th place. The DWU men had an overall finish of 11th place. Doane College swept both the men's and women's team titles.

NAIA qualifiers for the Tigers will compete at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships next month in Johnson City, Tenn.