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Dennis Gonzalez runs during the Men's 10K on Thursday in Jamestown. (Mark Potts/VCSU)
Dennis Gonzalez runs during the Men's 10K on Thursday in Jamestown. (Mark Potts/VCSU)
Men's Track & Field - Thu, May 11, 2017

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – VCSU junior Dennis Gonzalez won the Men's 10K conference title and set a new meet record Thursday as the Viking track and field team competed on day one of the North Star Athletic Association Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

Gonzalez blew away the competition in the 10,000 meter race, winning by more than a minute as he crossed the line in a conference meet record time of 33:19.17. That shattered the previous conference meet record by more than 44 seconds, which was held by Eddie Meneses of Dickinson State.

Complete Results

The top three finishers in each event earn All Conference at the meet, while the top six finishers earn team points. VCSU is fifth out of six teams after scoring 24 team points on day one.

Garret Roemmich and Ellwood Ellenson took two of the top four spots in the men's javelin competition. Roemmich earned All Conference by placing second with his toss of 51.77 meters. Ellenson finished fourth with a throw of 49.00 meters.

Ellenson had a busy day one of the meet as he also competed in the men's triple jump, where he placed sixth with a mark of 12.73 meters.

During preliminary races on Thursday, VCSU's Isaiah Tivis and Brady Morden both qualified for the finals of the 100 Meter Dash, which will be run Friday afternoon. Tivis qualified fourth with a time of 11.27 seconds. Morden qualified eighth with a time of 11.50.

Up next: The NSAA Outdoor Championships conclude Friday in Jamestown. Field events begin at 10 a.m. with running events scheduled to start at 12 p.m.

NSAA Outdoor Championship - Day 1
VCSU Men - Top 6 Finishers (Top 3 named All Conference)
10,000 Meters

1. Dennis Gonzalez, 33:19.17 (meet record)

4x800 Relay
6. 9:38.10 (Mena, Brawley, Tuya, Machado)

Triple Jump
6. Ellwood Ellenson, 12.73 m (41-9 1/4)

Javelin
2. Garret Roemmich, 51.77 m (169-10)
4. Ellwood Ellenson, 49.00 m (160-9)