Beaver track and field teams honored for excellence on and off the track

Bemidji State University sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) and decathlete Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) have been named among the 2010 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-Academic Track and Field honorees, while BSU’s programs were recognized with USTFCCCA All-Academic Team awards, Aug. 3.


Hougen adds two women for 2010-11 track and field season

Bemidji State University head track and field coach Craig Hougen has announced the addition of Alexandra Hedlund (East Grand Forks, Minn.) and LeAnn Wagner (Crookston, Minn.) for the 2010-11 track and field seasons. Both prospective student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to attend BSU in the fall of 2010 and compete for the Beavers.


Buerkle and Preble named to ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District V Team

The accolades continue to roll in for Bemidji State track and field standouts Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) and Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.). Just a week after their All-America performances at the 2010 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C., today the student-athletes were recognized with selections to the ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) College Division Academic All-District V Track and Field Teams.


Buerkle shatters 400-meter record en route to second place at NCAAs

The Bemidji State University women's track and field program has another All-America performer to its credit. In the final day of the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) captured second place in the 400-meter dash and became the first woman in BSU history to post a sub-54-second time at the 400-meter distance.


Bemidji State sprinter falls short of 200-meter finals

Just a day after qualifying for the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field 400-meter dash finals, Bemidji State University junior sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) fell short of making the 200-meter finals after a lengthy weather-related delay at the Irwin Belk Track Complex in Charlotte, N.C.


Bemidji State lands 26 on Spring Academic All-NSIC Team

Bemidji State University had 26 student-athletes selected to the 2010 Spring Academic All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Team, announced by the league office today.


Buerkle qualifies for NCAA 400-meter final with BSU-record time

Bemidji State University sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) opened her trip to the 2010 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships with a bang. The junior qualified for the 400-meter dash finals, clocking a school-record time in day one of the championships at Irwin Belk Track Complex in Charlotte, N.C.


Buerkle and Preble set to showcase talents on national stage

Two Bemidji State University track and field athletes today officially had their tickets punched to participate in the 2010 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships set for May 27-29 at Irwin Belk Track Complex in Charlotte, N.C. Junior Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) qualified for the 200- and 400-meter dash events, while senior Zac Preble (Coleraine, Minn.) accepted an invitation to compete in the decathlon.


Bemidji State track and field teams take a final shot at NCAA qualification

A handful of Bemidji State University track and field athletes with aspirations of participating the 2010 NCAA Division II Championships took one last crack and making the qualification lists Saturday at the Warrior Open in Winona, Minn.


Buerkle shines in the final day of the NSIC Championships

Bemidji State University junior sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) punched her ticket to the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday with a record-breaking performance at the The 2010 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The event took place at Ron Masanz Track in Moorhead, Minn.


NSIC Track and Field Championships open to unseasonable conditions

The 2010 NSIC Outdoor Track and Field Championships got underway Friday to wet, windy and cold weather conditions at Ron Masanz Track in Moorhead, Minn. Despite the March-like weather, the league crowned six male and female champions. The Bemidji State University men’s team completed the first day of competition in third place with 30 points, while its women’s team sits 11th with five points.


Sautbine and Peterson named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week

The Bemidji State University’s Taylor Sautbine (Fr., Tamarack, Minn.) and Doug Peterson (Jr., RHP/OF, Bemidji, Minn.) have been selected as Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after posting outstanding athletic accomplishments between April 26-May 2.


Beavers post five season-bests at Ron Masanz Open

The Bemidji State University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams traveled to Moorhead, Minn. Saturday to compete in the Ron Masanz Open. Despite damp and windy weather conditions, the Beavers posted five season-best marks and took the men’s 4x400-meter relay (3:29.79).


Buerkle and Preble named Bemidji State Student-Athletes of the Year

Bemidji State University sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) and multi-event athlete Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) were named as the 2009-10 Bemidji State University Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year, tonight at the BSU Student-Athlete Appreciation Banquet. The duo of track and field All-America performers were selected from a pool of nominated student-athletes from BSU’s 17 intercollegiate sport programs.


Buerkle and Preble earn Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week honors

The Bemidji State University men’s and women’s track and field programs are the focus of this week’s Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week selections. Junior sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) has been named female athlete of the week, while Zac Preble (Coleraine, Minn.), a senior multi-event athlete, has been picked for the organization’s male honor after outstanding athletic accomplishments during the week of April 19-25.


Preble wins fourth consecutive NSIC decathlon championship

Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) perfected his streak of NSIC multi-event championships today by winning his fourth consecutive decathlon title scoring an NSIC-record 6,957 to at Swisher Field in Aberdeen, S.D. The addition of his forth consecutive decathlon crown to his string of four heptathlon victories exhibits his dominance of the multi-discipline events. He has now gone a perfect eight-of-eight in NSIC multi-event competition.


Preble leads after five events of 2010 NSIC multi-event championships

The three-time defending Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) decathlon champion Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) looks to be on his way to a fourth consecutive title. The Bemidji State University senior leads the conference championship field by at least 23 points after the first five bouts of the 10-event decathlon accumulating 3,585 points at Swisher Field in Aberdeen, S.D.


Buerkle takes Kip Janvrin Open 400-meter dash; Sets meet record

Bemidji State University All-America sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) again solidified her place among the nation’s top NCAA Division II sprinters today as she took part in Simpson College’s Kip Janvrin Open in Indianola, Iowa. The junior took top honors in the 400-meter dash.


Beavers gain third place at Cobber Twilight

The Bemidji State University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams took advantage of a beautiful spring day in Moorhead, Minn. Tuesday posting several season-best marks en route to each team finishing third at the Cobber Twilight.


NSIC names Buerkle Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week

Bemidji State University All-America sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) has been selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Female Field Athlete of the Week after capturing top 200- and 400-meter dash honors at the North Country Invitational April 17.


Beaver men and women finish third at North Country Invitational

Led by a record-breaking sprint performance by Kristi Buerkle and a dominant showing the throwing events, the Bemidji State University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams each finished third at the North Country Invitational today at Griggs Field in Duluth, Minn.


Chelsea and Zac Preble garner Beaver Pride weekly honors

Student-athletes from Bemidji State University outdoor track and field teams headline this week’s Beaver Pride Athlete of the Week awards. Chelsea Preble (Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn.) earned top female honors, while her husband Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) has been selected for the male award after outstanding athletic accomplishments during the week of April 5-12.


Walker garners third place at St. Benedict’s Heptathlon

Bemidji State University junior Pearl Walker (Jr., Bemidji, Minn.) opened the 2010 outdoor multi-event season with a third place finish at the College of St. Benedict’s Heptathlon April 11-12.


Buerkle paces Bemidji State women at Marauder Open

Bemidji State University All-America sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) paced the BSU track and field teams Sunday at the Marauder Open capturing top honors in the 200- and 400-meter dash events.


Bemidji State places sixth at Bison Open

Bemidji State opened a hectic weekend of outdoor track and field competition Saturday traveling to Fargo, N.D to complete in the Bison Open. BSU's men's and women's teams each placed sixth in the meet.


Buerkle; Preble tabbed 2010 Preseason NSIC Outdoor Athletes of the Year

Bemidji State University All-America sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) and multi-event athlete Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) have been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) 2010 Preseason Outdoor Athletes of the Year. The announcement came today as the league office unveiled the 2010 Preseason Outdoor Coaches’ Polls. The Beaver men’s and women’s teams were each picked to finish 10th.


Buerkle and Preble garner Beaver Pride’s weekly honors

Bemidji State University’s Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) and Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after outstanding athletic performances during the week of Mar. 8-14.


Buerkle and Preble garner All-America honors

The 2010 Bemidji State University indoor track and field season comes to an end with at least one of its student-athletes garnering All-America status for the fourth straight season. This today both Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) and Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) placed second in their respective events in the final day of competition at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.


Beavers make make presence known on first day of 2010 NCAA Championships

The first day of the 2010 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships is in the books and the Bemidji State University contingent is right where it wanted to be. Senior heptathlete Zac Preble (Coleraine, Minn.) sits third after four events, while junior sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) won her heat and advanced to the 400-meter dash finals.


Buerkle and Preble headed for NCAA Championships

The Bemidji State University men's and women’s track and field teams will be represented by Junior sprinter Kristi BUerkle (Stacy, Minn.) and Senior Zac Preble (Coleraine, Minn.) who have each garnered invitations to this weekend’s (March 12-13) NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.


Buerkle and Preble garner Beaver Pride’s weekly honors

Bemidji State University’s track and field standouts Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) and Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after outstanding athletic accomplishments during the week of Feb. 22-28.


BSU Track and Field Featured on Sports in the Round

The weekly radio show, “Sports in the Round,” which is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at The Ground Round, will this week feature the BSU men's and women’s track and field teams. Head coach Criag Hougen will join the show to discuss the squad's performance at last weekend's NSIC Indoor Track and Field Championships and their national qualifiers, junior Kristi Buerkle and senior Zac Preble.


Bemidji State steals the show on final day of NSIC Indoor Championships

Their team totals may not have been what they would have liked, but that didn’t stop a pair of BSU track and field athletes from stealing the show at the 2010 NSIC Championships. Kristi Buerkle was named NSIC Indoor Female Track Athlete of the Year, while Zac Preble garnered the league’s Male Indoor Athlete of the Year award as the indoor championships came to an end tonight at in Mankato, Minn.


Throwers pace Bemidji State in opening day of NSIC Championships

The BSU men’s and women’s track and field teams began competition at the 2010 NSIC Indoor Track and Field Championships today at Minnesota State’s Myers Fieldhouse. On a day full of preliminary races, distance run finals and field events, its was the Beavers’ throwers that led the way for the team.


Buerkle and Rongstad garner Beaver Pride’s weekly honors

Bemidji State University’s Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) and Lance Rongstad (Fr., G/F, Eleva, Wis.) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after outstanding athletic performances during the week of Feb. 15-21.


Beavers capture seven event titles at BSU Twilight

Michelle Ohman (Fr., Prior Lake, Minn.) posted a season-best 1:42.58, second-place finish in the 600-meter dash to help lead the Bemidji State women's track and field team Thursday at the BSU Twilight.


Preble breaks NSIC record en route to fourth straight heptathlon crown

Zac Preble (Sr., Coleraine, Minn.) captured his fourth consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) heptathlon title Monday with a school and conference record 5,245 points. The senior now ranks as the top multi event athlete in the country, automatically qualifying for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships.


Buerkle clocks school-record 400-meter time at Bison Open

Junior Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) continued her assault on the Bemidji State University indoor sprint record book with first-place performance in the 400-meter dash at the Bison Open in Fargo, N.D.


Bemidji State names Ben Baird Assistant Track and Field Coach

Bemidji State University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Rick Goeb today announced the addition of Benjamin Baird to the track and field coaching staff. Baird will serve as the assistant track and field coach for both the men’s and women’s programs at the University.


Buerkle takes two records at Ted Nelson Classic

Junior sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) broke her own Bemidji State University 200- and 400-meter dash records Saturday as she and select few of her BSU track and field teammates participated in the Ted Nelson Classic at Meyers Fieldhouse in Mankato, Minn.


Buerkle's record-setting day paces Bemidji State at Cobber Duals

Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) won the 400-meter dash and watched an Olsen Forum record fall by the wayside to lead the Bemidji State University men's and women's track teams as they competed in the Cobber Duals Saturday in Moorhead, Minn.



Buerkle and Orban earn Athlete of the Week honors

Bemidji State University’s Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) and Brance Orban (Fr., F, Lethbridge, Alberta) have been named Beaver Pride Athletes of the Week after outstanding athletic performances during the week of Jan. 11-17.


BSU claims nine event titles at Super 8

The Bemidji State track and field teams captured nine event titles Saturday at BSU’s Super 8 Invitational. Junior sprinter Kristi Buerkle (Stacy, Minn.) lead the way for the contingent gaining victories and provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Division II indoor championships in the 200- and 400-meter events.


BSU’s past and present collide at the Eighth Annual Alumni Meet

Nearly 30 former members of the Bemidji State University men’s and women’s track and field teams returned to Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center last weekend to relive their glory days in a head-to-head match up with the 2010 Beavers in BSU’s Eighth Annual Alumni Track and Field Meet.


Bemidji State to host Eighth Annual Alumni Meet

In excess of 30 former BSU track and field athletes have turned in their entry forms for the Eighth Annual Alumni Track and Field Meet set for Saturday at the Gillett Fitness-Recreation Center. Topping the list are All-America and national champion throwers Joe Remitz (2008) and Sheena Devine (2008).



Preble falls one point short of tying school record in heptathlon

Preble falls one point short of tying school record in heptathlon. Junior Pearl Walker sets personal-best.


Beavers open indoor campaign with 12 event victories

Preble falls one point short of tying school record in heptathlon. Junior Pearl Walker sets personal-best.


Preble earns NSIC Preseason honor

Preble tabbed 2009 Preseason NSIC Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year. Bemidji State picked to finish 10th in preseason coaches’ polls.



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