CRETE, Neb. – Seeking to maintain its pace ahead of postseason competition, Dakota Wesleyan University’s track and field program recorded both a NAIA ‘B’ standard and a new program record along with several All- GPAC during the 2022 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday from Fuhrer Fieldhouse in Crete, Neb. Senior jumper Lia Guigui achieved the NAIA “B” standard in the women’s high jump while Tiger sophomore Katlyn Briggs extended the DWU program record in the shot put event.


Guigui, a native of Rapid City, SD, started the day in the high jump event where she cleared a height of 1.65 meters (5-5) good enough for NAIA standard and a runner-up performance. The jumping specialist attempted three quality jumps at 1.68 meters, but clinched her ticket to the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Guigui concluded the championship competition with sixth place in the long jump standings after a 17-8.25 jump.

Meanwhile, Briggs, who already maintains both an NAIA standard and the Dakota Wesleyan program record in the shot put, recorded a fourth-place finish in the field. She dialed 54-10.25 on her fourth throw of the day while setting a new shot put record. Also competing in the throwing ring, fellow NAIA qualifier Morgan Taft finished 10and in case with a distance of 49-5.5.

Lila Gronseth and Ashtyn Evans completed the women’s DWU field events in their respective events. Gronseth placed 13and in the shot put while Evans hit a mark of 32-5.5 in the triple jump. Lady Tiger’s 4×400 meter relay team of Taylor Pourier, Avany Long, Annika Vermeulen and Evans finished the day seventh, wrapping up the day for the Dakota Wesleyan women’s team.

On the men’s side of the DWU, Caden Milmine continued his strong senior campaign with a top 3 finish. The Buffalo, Wyo. native compiled a 52-6.5 distance on his third attempt of the day while the NAIA qualifier recorded a third-place finish in the event. Tiger freshman Ryley Johansen also had a strong championship performance in the field events. Mitchell’s jumping specialists secured an eighth-place finish in the high jump with a 6-3.25 jump.


Head Coach Matt Rosado and the Tigers wrap up their post-season quest at the 2022 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships set for Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5 at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Sports Complex in Brookings, SD

Complete Women’s DWU Results

4x400m relay
7andtaylor Pourier, Avany Long, Annika Vermeulen, Ashtyne Evans 4:41.81

big jump
2n/aLia Guigui – 5-5.0

long jump
6andLia Guigui – 17-8.25

Triple jump
14andAshtyne Evans – 32-5.5

Shot put
13andLila Gronseth – 38-3.5

Shot put
4andKatlyn Briggs – 54-10.25
tenandMorgan Taft – 49-5.5

Full DWU Male Results

800 meters

13andhunter shanks – 2:05.85

15andJustin Sorensen – 2:07.10

5000m men
Wyatt Baldauf – 16:29.31

Caleb Sayler – 16:40.69

4x400m relay
11andNate Rupprecht, Austin Hughes, Ryley Johansen, Hunter Shanks, – 3:32.74

big jump
8andRyley Johansen – 6-3.25

long jump
15andRyley Johansen – 19-4.25

Triple jump
12andstrong hold – 41-9.25

14andCobey Carr – 39-5.75

Shot put
3rd – Caden Milmine – 52-6.5

14andChris Zanotto – 42-8.25

Shot put
16andChris Zanotto – 50-9.5

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