Blue Hawk Women's Track & Field Takes 2nd at NSAA Outdoor Championships

Blue Hawk Women's Track & Field Takes 2nd at NSAA Outdoor Championships

FOREST CITY, Iowa – The Dickinson State University Women's Track & Field team finished second during this week's North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Outdoor Championships.

Complete Results

Dickinson State University scored 172 points, securing second place.

The top three finishers in individual events earned all-conference honors. Dickinson State's Paitton Herbst earned second (11:48.03) in the steeplechase and Paola Silvestre took third (12:26.57) for the Blue Hawks.

Herbst placed third (2:35.07) in the 800.

Cristina Herrera ran to second (19:46.99) in the 5,000.

Lorna Shepherd took second (1:01.11) in the 400.

The top two relays garnered all-conference recognition. Dickinson State's 4x400 relay team of Paitton Herbst, Shayna Tonderum, Leslie Beaudoin, Lorna Shepherd pulled in second (4:18.30).

Megan Dailey, Alysse Charlesworth, Leslie Beaudoin, and Lorna Shepherd came in second (53.07) in the 4x100 relay.

Beaudoin tied for second at 1.50 meters (4 feet, 11.05 inches) in the high jump.

Amanda Wolff claimed first (5:09.88) in the 1,500.

Abby Honeyman grabbed second (15.00) in the 100 hurdles.

Shepherd sprinted to second (12.80) and Honeyman came away with third (12.98) in the 100 meter dash.

Shepherd delivered a championship performance in the 200, posting a time of 26.57 seconds.

Whitney Leuenberger won the discus title, turning in a launch of 37.37 meters (122 feet, 7.25 inches).

Leuenberger also hit a mark of 12.24 meters, but had to settle for second as Geisler topped her in the tiebreaker decided by their third throws in the shot put.

Any athletes that met a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) "A" qualifying standard during the season receive an automatic invitation to the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., beginning on May 26. Recording a NAIA "B" qualifying standard makes an athlete eligible to receive a provisional bid to the national meet.