Women Break Three Records as Track and Field Teams Compete Over Weekend
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:02
The NDSU track and field teams continued their successful indoor seasons, competing in the Bison Open and the Iowa State Classic. The women stole the headlines, breaking three school records over the weekend.
The 4x400m relay team of Morgan Milbrath, Ashley Tingelstad, Ashley Heinze and Paige Stratioti broke the school record they set two weeks ago, running a 2:37.42 to win the event at the Iowa State Classic. That time ranks them 13th in the nation.
Two more records were broken at the Bison Open. Emily Lesser launched a 64-04.00 in the weight throw, breaking Diandra Bauer’s record in 2001 by more than two feet. Lesser is ranked in the top 40 with that throw.
Maddi McClellan broke the 5,000m record by more than 20 seconds later that day. McClellan won the event in a time of 16:47.55 that puts her at the top of the Summit League.
The Bison won five more events at the Bison Open. Antoinette Goodman won the 200m with a time of 24.11. Rose Jackson ran a personal-best 7.79 seconds in the 60m dash to win it.
Amy Andrushko won the 800m with a time of 2:12.26. Caitlin Mack cleared 13-0.50 to take the pole vault title and to place her second in school history.
Lesser continued her solid day by winning the shot put with a throw of 48-09.00.
The NDSU men recorded five individual titles at the Bison Open. Brandt Berghuis threw a personal-best 56-04.00 to win the shot put. He also won the weight throw with a toss of 62-06.00. The Bison took the top three places in the weight throw, with Josh Eiler and Trevor Berner taking second and third, respectively.
Brock Larson won the pole vault, clearing 16-02.75. Alec Espeland ran a 1:54.99 to win the 800m title and Brett Kelly took the 3,000m title with a time of 8:43.63
Brendan Skime hit a personal best time of 15:15.15 for third place in the 5,000m. Lucas DeGree also recorded a third place finish. He finished in 4:16.81 in the mile.
The men compete next in the Showshoe Open in Minneapolis on Friday. The women also compete in Minneapolis at the Parents’ Day Invite on Saturday.