SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – It was an experienced group of upperclassmen that led the way for both the men's and women's track & field teams at the Dordt Invite on Saturday in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Junior Mikaela Stofferahn (Dell Rapids, S.D.) won the women's shot put and automatically qualified for the women's national outdoor meet thanks to a final mark of 45-3.5 feet. She also placed second in the discus throw and automatically qualified for the national outdoor meet with a toss of 151-02. Senior Kamberlyn Lamer (Hartford, S.D.) guided the Tigers with a third-place finish and an automatic qualifying run in the 100-meter hurdles after a time of 14.51 seconds. She hit another automatic mark and took first in the long jump following a leap of 19-4, while placing first in the triple jump with a mark of 38-7.75.
Matthew Campbell (Gregory, S.D.) led the men's side as he provisionally qualified for the men's national outdoor meet with a first-place finish in the discus throw following a mark of 160-09 and tallied third place and an automatic mark in the shot put with a toss of 53-3.25. In the hammer throw, Campbell took fourth and provisionally qualified for the national meet thanks to a mark of 170-09.
Devin Rihanek (Plankinton, S.D.) took 16th in the 800-meter run in 2:02.10, while Rex Schlicht (Woonsocket, S.D.) took 17th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02.19 minutes.
Jared Rabenberg (Britton, S.D.) provisionally qualified and placed second in the high jump thanks to a jump of 6-7.5 and took fifth in the long jump after a mark of 21-4. Mason Small (Huron, S.D.) placed 12th with a leap of 19-2. In the triple jump, Small took 10th thanks to a finish of 40-7.75.
Tyson Jenkins (Clark, S.D.) automatically qualified as he took second in the shot put with a throw of 52-8.25 and placed second in the hammer throw with a toss of 176-0, automatically qualifying in the event as well. Calob Jones (Aberdeen, S.D.) took 10th in the shot put after a throw of 46-0.
Freshman Emily McDonald (Crooks, S.D.) took 14th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.82. Lia Guigui (Rapid City, S.D.) placed seventh in the women's high jump with a leap of 5-0.25, while Alyssa Weidler (Sioux Falls, S.D.) tallied a ninth-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 16-6. Lydia Gerber (Canton, S.D.) took 10th in the long jump with a leap of 16-4.5 and Kristen Longville (Lake Preston, S.D.) took 14th with a mark of 16-0.25.
Longville also notched a fourth-place mark in the triple jump following her leap of 34-11. Gerber joined Longville in the triple jump with a sixth-place finish and a mark of 34-6.25, while Claire Stoller (Madison, S.D.) took seventh and a leap of 34-2.25.
Madison Witte (Huron, S.D.) took fifth in the shot put after a throw of 40-6.25 and placed fifth in the hammer throw thanks to a toss of 127-07.
The Tigers compete next at the Sioux City Relays on Friday and Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa.