HELENA, MT- The Dickinson State University Men's Track & Field team competed at the Carroll College Invite on Saturday, finishing second. Isaac Reiss won the All-American Marathon in Fayetteville, North Carolina to qualify for the NAIA Outdoor Nationals.
Jose Chorro placed 2nd in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.83; which meets the NAIA National "B" Qualifying Standard for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships.
The Blue Hawks took the top 3 spots in the Men's Long Jump. Jay Liggins placed first with a mark of 21' 7.5". Teammates Jose Chorro and Josh Reed went 2nd and 3rd with marks of 21' 6.75" and 19' 4.25".
Jay Liggins also took first in the triple jump with a mark of 45'3.75".
Freshman Beau Ackerman placed 3rd in the Javelin throw with a mark of 165'3".
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, Isaac Reiss ran a provisional qualifying time of 2:49:11 (6:28 average mile pace). He also won the entire men's race defeating 504 other marathoners.
Reiss also qualified on Sunday to participate in the prestigious 2017 Boston Marathon.
Full results can be found at: http://www.allamericanmarathon.com/
"Isaac had an excellent race today. This was his first marathon so there was a lot of uncertainty going into it. He trained extremely well this one opportunity to qualify and was rewarded for his perseverance," said DSU Assistant Track and Field Coach Ben Shroyer.