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College track and field: 3 Dragons claim titles to open NSIC championships

Hokanson notched a personal-best mark for her first career conference title

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ABERDEEN, S.D. — Minnesota State Moorhead's Chris Cook, Nadir Yusuf and Ashley Hokanson each won individual titles on Friday at Day 1 of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Cook jumped a season-best 6 feet, 11 1/2 inches to win the men's high jump for his fourth career NSIC title.

Yusuf notched his seventh career NSIC title, winning the men's 10,000 meters with a time of 31 minutes, 26.47 seconds.

Hokanson tallied a personal-best mark of 13-3 to clinch the women's pole vault crown. It was Hokanson's first career conference title.

The final day of competition is slated for Saturday.

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