Track and Field Competes in Minneapolis
Published: Monday, January 27, 2014
Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014 14:01
Continuing with its successful indoor seasons, the NDSU men’s and women’s track and field teams competed well over the weekend at the Jack Johnson Classic hosted by the University of Minnesota.
Highlighting the weekend was the school record breaking performance of Paige Stratioti. Stratioti won the 600m in a time of 1:31.00, breaking All- American Laura Hermanson’s record of 1:31.35 in 2009. Her victory helped the Bison to a third place finish at the meet, behind Minnesota and Iowa.
Three other Bison performed to first place finishes. Ashley Tingelstad secured two titles in the meet. Her time of 55.87 won the 400m dash while winning the 200m the day before with a personal best time of 24.52. Emily Lesser’s weight throw of 61-03.50 won her first place while placing sixth in the shot. Unattached Deborah John won the 60m hurdles, running an 8.41
Two Bison recorded personal bests over the weekend in Antoinette Goodman and Jenny Guibert, both placing third in their respective races. Goodman ran a 7.64 in the 60m dash and Guibert clocked a 2:14.65 in the 800m.
The team of Tingelstad, Morgan Milbrath, Ashley Heinze and Stratioti finished third in the 4x400m relay in 3:47.03.
On the men’s side, the Bison were carried by the weight throwers. Brandt Berghuis, Alex Renner and Josh Eiler posted personal bests to rank them in the NDSU history books. Berghuis threw a 61-03.00 in the weight throw to place third in the meet and second in NDSU history. Renner’s shot put throw of 55-02.25 moved him to the No. 3 spot on NDSU’s all-time list. His weight throw of 52-01.75 was his personal best.
Eiler earned a No. 8 spot in the Bison record book, throwing a 58-02.50 in the weight throw.
Alex Espeland placed third in the 800m with a time of 1:54.71 and Dalton Herding earned 11th in the 600m in 1:21.92. Moses Heppner was right behind in 12th, running a 1:21.95.
Colin Paarmann secured two top 10 finishes. His triple jump leap of 42-07.00 placed him eighth and his personal-best time of 8.44 seconds in the 60m hurdles earned him 10th.
Both track and field teams compete at the Iowa State hosted Bill Bergan Invitational on Saturday.