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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:09 pm

Three Dakota State University track and field athletes gained North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) weekly awards for the final time this season.

DSU sophomore Traia Hubbard was named the women's field athlete of the week for the third time.

Hubbard placed sixth in the discus with her second-best throw, 145-feet-08, at the 94th annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays. She already owns the school record of 149-03.

She also placed 13th in the shot put, 38-09; and 15th in the hammer throw, 137-04.

Hubbard leads the NSAA conference in the discus, 149-03, which is sixth best in the NAIA. She is second in both the shot put, 41-09.25, and the hammer throw, 137-04.

She is the daughter of John and Tina Hubbard of Yankton and is a respiratory care major.

Senior Tyler Lems was named the male field athlete of the week for the second time.

Lems was the top NAIA thrower in the hammer throw whit a toss of 154-10 and placed 10th out of 25 throwers.

Lems placed 15th in the discus with a throw of 139-08 and placed 17th in the shot put with a toss of 45-11.25.

He leads the NSAA Conference in both the hammer throw, 165-02; and the discus 164-07.

He is the son of Robert and Sandra Lems of Canton and is a cyber operations major.

Freshman Trenton Ambrose was named the male track athlete of the week. He placed second in the 100-meter dash in 10.94 seconds and currently has the second fastest time in the NSAA with a 10.75 clocking.

Ambrose was the anchor leg of the winning 400-meter team at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays. Team member included Brenner Furlong, Riley Greenhoff and Walker Olivier; they crossed the finish line in 41.54 seconds, the third fastest in DSU history.

He is the son of Troy and Ann Ambrose of Nassau, Bahamas, and is an exercise science major.

The Trojans are currently competing in the two-day NSAA Championships at Dickinson, N.D.

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