BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University track and field team returns home to host the BSU Twilight Friday before traveling to Grand Forks, N.D. to compete in the UND Tune-Up, Saturday.
The BSU Twilight is the last home meet that the Bemidji State track and field team will host for the indoor portion of their 2016-17 season. Field events will take place at the Gillett Wellness Center and are set to begin at 3 p.m. Events on the track will begin at 4 p.m. following recognition of the team’s senior class and its 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, John Backes.
Saturday, the Beavers will travel to Grand Forks, N.D. to compete in the UND Tune-Up on the Campus of the University of North Dakota at the UND High Performance Center. Events for this meet will begin at 10 a.m.
Results for the BSU Twilight and the UND Tune-Up will be recorded live at HerosTiming.com.
This past weekend Vanessa Lopez broke the program’s all-time mile run mark with a time of 5:20.24 at the SDSU Indoor Classic. In addition, Jada Barker, Alex Coleman, and Christa Benson also set season-best times in their events. While a portion of the team was competing at the SDSU Indoor Classic, the remainder of the team competed at the YellowJacket Open where Savanah Olson won the shot put and Madison Kealy also recorded a personal-best in the 1,000-meter run.
To wrap up the eventful weekend, Alex Coleman and Christa Benson each recorded personal-bests Sunday, Feb. 12 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Multi Championships. Coleman placed 10th with 3,117 points and Benson totaled 2,737 points to place 13th in the pentathlon.
The remainder of the NSIC Indoor Championships will take place in Mankato, Minn. Feb. 24-25.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)