Indoor track and field season ramps up with The Opener Saturday in Duluth, Minn.

Indoor track and field season ramps up with The Opener Saturday in Duluth, Minn.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Indoor track and field season ramps up with The Opener Saturday in Duluth, Minn.

Bemidji, Minn. – The Bemidji State University track and field team ramps up the 2017-18 indoor season with The Opener held Saturday, Dec. 9 in Duluth, Minn. College of St. Scholastica hosts the  event from the Burns Wellness Commons in the Beavers’ second event of the indoor season.

Bemidji State will take part in the full range of track and field events, including weight throw, long jump, pole vault, high jump, 60m hurdles, 60m dash, 200m dash, 400m run, 600m run, one-mile run, 3,000m run and 4x400m relay. The Beavers will begin participation Saturday morning.

Junior Christa Benson set a new personal record in the pentathlon in BSU’s first meet of the season, the South Dakota State University Holiday Open and Multi. She bested her previous pentathlon record with a mark of 2,926 in Brookings, S.D. Benson also set a personal best mark of 28-feet-11.75-inches in the shot put as part of the competition, where she finished 14th overall.

Three freshmen made their first appearances with the Beavers at the meet, led by Cheri’a Adams with a pentathlon mark of 2,770 to finish 16th overall. Adams led BSU in the 60m hurdles (9.74), shot put (30-4.75) and long jump (16-7.25). Aneesa Tucker finished the meet 18th overall with a mark of 2,678, followed by Libby Christenson in 20th with a score of 2,400 who led BSU in the high jump with a mark of 4-9.00.

Bemidji State will host one of its two indoor track and field meets of the season in the Super 8 Open after the Christmas/New Year’s break Jan. 13, 2018 at the Gillett Wellness Recreation Center.

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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).