Bison men and women host Bison Invitational
Men win 7 events, women take home 13 first-place titles Saturday
Published: Monday, April 16, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012 17:04
The men’s track and field put two members into the all-time top 10 and brought home seven event titles at the Bison Invitational last weekend.
In 14.48 seconds, Matt Tetzlaff led a 1-2-3-4 Bison finish by taking the 110 meter hurdles. He also took first in the 400 hurdles with a time of 52.18 seconds.
Tying for fifth all-time at NDSU, Brock Larson wont the pole vault, and marked a personal best of 16 feet 6 ¾ inches. Clearing the high jump in 6 feet 6 ¾ inches was Jeramy Geditz, taking first place.
Winning the 800 meters was Travis Fitzke, completing it in 1:52.13 seconds. Josh Hintz took second with a time of 1:55.67.
Finishing first with a time of 41.45 was the 4x400 relay team of Tetzlaff, Nate Mattson, Jason Duchscherer and Lee Dhein. The 4X400 relay was also won by Andrew Balzer, Begin, Alec Espeland and Duchscherer with a time of 3:20.05.
Duchscherer finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 47.63 seconds, placing him seventh in school history
Winning the javelin with a facility record throw of 236 feet 2 inches was former NDSU athlete Riley Dolezal, reaching the ‘B’ standard for the 2012 Olympic Trials.
The men will compete again next week in California in the Mt. SAC Relays, the Byan Clay Invitational and the Beach Invitational.
Women’s Track and Field
The women’s track and field team took 13 event titles and three facility records at the Bison Invitational last Saturday.
Winning the 100 meter dash was Antoinette Goodman with a time of 11.91 seconds. Completing the sprint double, she also won the 200 meters in 24.33 seconds. Goodman went further by winning the long jump with an 18 feet 4 ¼ inch leap.
Maddie McClellan took first in the steeplechase with a time of 10:35.75 seconds, setting an Ellig Sports Complex Record and breaking Veronica Sackett’s 2004 record of 10:58.70. McClellan’s time ranks second all-time in school history. Placing third on the all-time performance charts, Amy Jo Thorne took second with a time of 10:39.93.
Ashlynn Simon won the 800 meters in 2:10.00, breaking Kinsey Coles’ 2004 record of 2:10.81.
Setting a facility record in the 400 meter hurdles was Melissa Kitching with a time of 1:00.60, ranking fourth all-time at NDSU. This broke Sarah Klein’s 2004 record of 1:00.92.
Taking the 400 meters was Paige Stratioti with a time of 54.52 seconds, ranking fifth in school history. Winning the shot put was Kayla Simpson, marking a 45 feet, 9 ¼ inch throw, ranking 10th on the all-time charts.
Brittany Schanandore took third in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:30.48, ranking fourth all-time. Tying for seventh in the all-time charts was Emily Lesser, finishing second in the discus throw with a 144-4 mark.
Winning the 100 meter hurdles was Twila Moser in 14.86 seconds, and claiming the high jump was Greta Zietz with a 5 feet 2 ½ inch mark. Taking first in the triple jump was Katie Dockter, marking at 37 feet 5 ¼ inches.
The women also took the 4x100 and 4x400 relays with the times of 46.45 seconds and 3:49.42 seconds respectively.
The team will also be traveling to California next week to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays, the Bryan Clay Invitational, and the Beach Invitational.