HELENA, MT- The Dickinson State University Women's Track & Field team competed at the Carroll College Invite on Saturday. Brittney Grove and Margaret Martinez both finished top five at the All-American Marathon in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Whitney Leuenberger and Macy Vail both went first and second in the Shot Put as well as the Discus Throw. Leuenberger's throw in the shot put marked a 43'0.5", which meets the NAIA National "B" Qualifying Standard.
Macy Vail marked a 36' 8.25", beating out Carroll College's Tessa Kruger for second place. Whitney's throw in the discus throw marked 123'9", winning the event and Vail's mark of 117'5" took second.
Alysse Charlesworth won the women's triple jump with a mark of 37' 5.75"; which meets the NAIA National "B" Qualifying Standard.
Megan Dailey placed 3rd in the High jump with a mark of 4'9".
Paitton Herbst placed 3rd in the 800m run with a time of 2:26.37.
Lorna Shepherd placed 5th in the 400m run with a time of 59.85.
Dickinson State University Track & Field sent three distance runners to compete in the All-American Marathon in Fayetteville, NC on Sunday. All three Blue Hawks had career races and met their respective NAIA National Qualifying Standards. They will compete again on May 28 in Gulf Shores, AL at the NAIA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Senior, Margaret Martinez ran an automatic qualifying time of 3:28:42 (7:58 average mile pace) and was 5th overall out of 198 participants.
Freshman, Brittney Grove ran an automatic qualifying time of 3:16:57 (7:31 average mile pace) and was 2nd overall out of 198 participants.
Martinex and Grove also qualified on Sunday to participate in the prestigious 2017 Boston Marathon.
Brittney also set the new school record for the Women's Marathon.
Full results can be found at: http://www.allamericanmarathon.com/
"Brittney, and Margaret had excellent races today. This was their first marathon so there was a lot of uncertainty going into it. They were extremely tough amidst the windy conditions. They trained extremely well this one opportunity to qualify and were rewarded for their perseverance," stated DSU Assistant Track & Field Coach Ben Shroyer.