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Track & field standout Tyler Hiatt sets another school record at University of Sioux Falls

Tyler Hiatt

Tyler Hiatt continues to generate impressive numbers and records in his first season on the University of Sioux Falls track and field team in South Dakota.

He has set school records in the discus throw and shot put.

Hiatt, the son of Seminole tribal member Stephanie Bowers Hiatt and grandson of the late Seminole veteran Stephen Bowers, broke the school record for longest discus throw May 4. Breaking the record was nothing new to Hiatt; the record he broke was his own which he set earlier in the season.

The new record at 53.85 meters, or a tad over 176 feet, came in the Maverick Open in Mankato, Minnesota. It was good enough for second place at the meet.

He also won the shot put at the meet with a throw of 17.11 meters. In a meet in late April, Hiatt set the school record in shot put with a throw that covered 17.95 meters.

He has garnered NCAA Division II provisional marks in both discuss and shot put, which puts him on track for a potential spot in the national championships.

Sioux Falls will compete May 12-14 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Hiatt, a sophomore, is ranked No. 1 in shot put and No. 2 in discus in the championships.

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