NIACC qualifies for nationals in 2 events

NIACC's Cecelia Hemsworth, Ally Trager, Dashawn Wyatt and Emma Davison celebrate after qualifying for nationals in the DMR.
NIACC's Cecelia Hemsworth, Ally Trager, Dashawn Wyatt and Emma Davison celebrate after qualifying for nationals in the DMR.

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The NIACC women's track and field team qualified for the NJCAA Division I national track and field meet in two events on Friday at the SDSU Indoor Classic.

The NIACC distance medley relay team of Cecelia Hemsworth, Ally Trager, Dashawn Wyatt and Emma Davison placed seventh in the distance medley relay in a time of 13 minutes, 15.52 seconds to earn a berth to the national meet. The standard qualifying time for the national meet is 13:29.17.

Also, Davison placed 19th in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:11.86 to qualify for nationals. The national qualifying standard is 3:13.14.

For the NIACC men, Kyle Younker was 30th in the 200 in a season-best time of 22.63. Seon Clarke was 35th in the 600 in season-best time of 1:28.36.

NIACC'S SEASON BESTS

Women

60 - Dashwan Wyatt 8.10 (12-8-18); 200 - Wyatt 26.69 (2-8-19); 400 - Wyatt 1:02.70 (2-9-19); 600 – Ally Trager 1:48.38 (2-8-19); 800 – Davison 2:29.78 (1-24-19); 1,000 - Davison 3:11.86 (2-8-19); Mile – Davison 5:51.20 (1-11-19); 60 hurdles – Jilian Heitland 10.85 (1-24-19); 4x200 - 1:57.65 (1-19-19); Distance medley relay - 13:15.52 (2-8-19); 4x400 – 4:29.37 (1-19-19); Long jump - Kasey Parish 4.64 meters (12-8-18); Shot put – Grace Heimer 10.78 meters (2-8-19); Weight throw - Dasiah Tatum 13.62 meters (1-11-19).

Men

60 - Keshawn Wilson 7.06 (12-8-18); 200 – Kyle Younker 22.63 (2-8-19); 400 - Younker 51.06 (2-8-19); 600 - Seon Clarke 1:28.36 (2-8-19); 800 – Abdiaziz Wako 2:01.35 (2-2-19); 1,000 – Tyler Crawford 2:45.71 (2-8-19); Mile – Grant Dieken 4:47.54 (2-2-19); 3,000 - Zane Miller 9:45.64 (1-19-19); 5,000 - Grant Dieken 17:40.58 (1-26-19); 4x200 - 1:33.36 (1-19-19); 4x400 - 3:32.61 (12-8-18); High jump - Jacob Henjum 1.89 meters (12-8-18), Alec Hayes 1.89 meters (12-8-18); Long jump - Walker Coldren 6.05 meters (2-2-19); Triple jump - Henjum 13.03 meters (1-24-19); Shot put - Marshawn Bunch 10.79 meters (2-8-19); Weight throw - Bunch 11.69 meters (2-2-19).