Track and Field Hosts Bison Classic, Win 18 Titles
Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 19:01
Eighteen event titles were won by the NDSU men’s and women’s track and field teams as they hosted the Bison Classic on Saturday. The women won 11 events as the men claimed seven.
Junior thrower Emily Lesser, who threw a personal best of 61-09.50 in the weight throw to move to No. 2 on NDSU’s all-time list, highlighted the women’s performance.
Seniors Antoinette Goodman and Caitlin Mack took first place finishes in their events. Goodman ran a 24.90 in the 200m dash for the win and also claimed first in the long jump with a mark of 17-11.75. Mack took first in the pole vault, clearing 12-05.50.
Freshmen Rose Jackson won the 60m dash in 7.84 and Jenny Guibert won the 600m title with her time of 1:35.20.
Junior Paige Stratioti beat out Ashley Tingelstad to win the 400m in 55.30. Sophomores Lexy Boschee finished first in the high jump, clearing 5-05.00 and Erin Teschuk won the mile with a time of 5:01.34.
Amanda Smock, an NDSU alum and 2012 Olympian, won the triple jump with a 44-06.75 jump. Senior Deborah John won the 60m hurdles in 8.60 seconds
The team of Tingelstad, Stratioti, Goodman and Ashlynn Simon won the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:55.47.
The men were led by sophomore Brandt Berghuis’ two throwing titles. Berghuis won the shot put with a throw of 55-02.00. His weight throw marked 59-04.00.
Three seniors captured titles at the Bison Classic. Alec Espeland won the mile in 4:16.24, Moses Heppner’s 1:54.57 won the 800m and All-American Andy Lillejord won the pole vault with a mark of 16-06.75.
Redshirt freshman Matt Jennings took first in the 600m with a time of 1:24.39. Freshman Matt Neururer won the high jump, leaping 6-02.75.
Both track and field teams return to action Friday and Saturday for the Jack Johnson Classic hosted by the University of Minnesota.