Thirteen Black Hills State University track and field athletes competed in eight events at the Concordia Twilight on Friday, May 9 while five athletes competed in three events in Dickinson on Sunday. The Yellow Jackets came away with thirteen top five places.  Event winners at Concordia included Ashlee Della Silva (Corvallis, MT) in a personal best 25.42 in the 200 meters, Shannon Hellman (Box Elder, SD) in the 100 meter hurdles and the 1600 meter relay  team of Nicki Shinkle (Rawlins, WY), Ashlee Della Silva, Kayla Ferguson (Eaton, CO) and Shannon Hellman in a national qualifying time of 3:56.15. Ashlee’s 200 meter time provisionally qualified her for the national outdoor championships as did the runner-up finish of KC Fiedler in the 3000 meter steeplechase. KC’s time of 9:32.14 placed him second in the field of twelve athletes and was a 21 second personal improvement. His time moved him into tenth place on the all-time top ten list which is led by his father  Curt Fiedler  who holds the school record of 8:59.44 set in 1981. While KC moved into the top ten in the steeple his father was bumped out of the top ten in the 800 meters. Curt was setting in tenth with a time of 1:55.84 (1981) but was dropped to eleventh when freshman Zack Condon (Laurel, MT) ran 1:55.06 to move into seventh all-time at BH.

In Dickinson, ND on Sunday, Amber Brodersen (Wolsey, SD) won the discus and shot put with national qualifying marks of 143-02 and 45-09 respectively. Jason Boeding (Caputa, SD) won the shot put with a national qualifying mark of 51-08.25 and finished second in the discus with a throw of 144-08. Lorne Razuka (Spearfish, SD) won the hammer with a throw of 135-10.

BH Finishers (Concordia)
Ashlee Della Silva (Corvallis, MT) 200 meters  1st 25.42 (2nd All-Time)
Shannon Hellman (Box Elder, SD) 100 meter Hurdles 1st 14.32
Shinkle , Della Silva, Ferguson, Hellman 1600 meter Relay 1st 3:56.14 (3rd All-Time)
KC Fiedler (George, IA)   Steeplechase  2nd 9:32.14 (10th All-Time)
Nicki Shinkle (Rawlins, WY)  400 meter hurdles 3rd 1:06.75
Mark Mazza (Cheyenne, WY)  1500 meters  3rd 4:05.23
Neil Long (Fort Collins, CO)  5000 meters  3rd 15:41.50
Cameron Dean (Huntley Project, MT) 400 meter hurdles 4th 55.67
Birch Haraden (Billings, MT)  5000 meters  4th 15:55.77
Zach Condon (Laurel, MT)  800 meters  5th  1:55.06 (7th All-Time)
Mark Bjornson (Minot, ND)  5000 meters  6th 16:26.99