Tigers post six first-place finishes at home invitational

Gerber places in three events

Dakota Wesleyan's Lydia Gerber competes in the triple jump at the DWU Invitational on Saturday at the DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex.

The Dakota Wesleyan University track and field posted six first-place finishes at its home invitational on Friday and Saturday at the DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex.

DWU’s Lydia Gerber won the triple jump (37-9 1/2), finished second in the 60-meter dash (:8.06) and fifth in the 200-meter dash (:28.4). Gerber’s long jump mark is the sixth best in the NAIA.

Caden Milmine won the shot put and moved to fourth on the program top-10 list with a throw of 52-0 1/2. Milmine is now top-10 in the country in the event.

Christopher Zanotto claimed the weight throw (50-6) and has the sixth-best mark in program history. Cale Strong had a leap of 42-1 1/4 in the triple jump to win the event.

Morgan Taft won the weight throw after her best mark of 51-2 3/4. She currently ranks eighth in the conference in the event.


Tessa Kilber tallied the final first-place finish of the day in the 1,000-meter run (3:15.26). Kilber also took seventh in the 200-meter dash.

In the long jump, Avany Long finished in second place after her jump of 16-10 3/4. Her mark put her sixth all-time in program history. She also took second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.75 seconds, moving her into fourth all-time.

Hunter Shanks came away with a second-place finish in the 1,000-meter run (2:41) and moved him to seventh on the program top-10 list. Austin Moen added a third-place finish in the triple jump 39-8 1/2.

The Tigers will compete at the Mount Marty Open on Saturday in Yankton.

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