Mikaela Stofferahn

Mikaela Stofferahn

 The Dakota Wesleyan University Tiger Athlete of the Week is Mikaela Stofferahn, it was announced by the DWU athletic department Monday.

 The Dell Rapids, S.D., native recently broke a 22-year-old record in the discus. Stofferahn notched a throw of 143-11 feet at the Concordia Twilight Meet on Friday in Seward, Neb. The record broke the mark set by Sara Ehresmann in 1996, which was 143-8. Stofferahn finished in ninth place with the throw. She also competed in the shot put, where she came in 13th with a throw of 41-1.

 Her best finishes of the season came at the USD Twilight Meet on April 24. In the discus, Stofferahn came in third with a throw of 133-10 and took fourth in the shot put with a mark of 38-11.75.

 Stofferahn will compete in the discus throw at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships from May 24-26 in Gulf Shores, Ala.