Five Beavers set personal records at Lake Superior Challenge Saturday

Five Beavers set personal records at Lake Superior Challenge Saturday
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Five Beavers set personal records at Lake Superior Challenge Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. -- Five Bemidji State University track and field student-athletes set personal records Saturday as the squad took part in the Lake Superior Challenge held in Duluth, Minn. Among the five to set career marks, 13 total Beavers placed among the top five of their respective events at the event hosted by College of St. Scholastica.

Bemidji State ended the day with two student-athletes taking first place on the day, including junior Kelsey Hurley in the high jump with a mark of 4-feet-09.00-inches and sophomore Savanah Olson in the shot put with a throw of 41-07.00. Junior Christa Benson took second in the 600m run with a time of 1:44.47 while junior Samara Tobeck took second in the weight throw with a personal record toss of 48-08.75.

In the lone relay of the day, the team of Benson, Hurley, freshman Venice Stewart and freshman Aneesa Tucker took second in the 4x400m with a time of 4:16.49.

The Beavers return to action next weekend with two days of events at the South Dakota State University Classic held in Brookings, S.D.

60m Dash
Jada Barker – 8.12, 4th

200m Dash
Jada Barker – 26.68, 3rd
Analise Fabre – 28.94, 10th

400m Dash
Venice Stewart – 1:00.50, 3rd (PR)

600m Run
Christa Benson – 1:44.47, 2nd
Libby Christenson – 1:47.25, 4th (PR)
Allyna Storms – 1:59.38, 7th

800m Run
Aneesa Tucker – 2:30.92, 3rd
Kristen Petron – 2:37.63, 5th (PR)
Ashley Kinnard – 2:40.11, 8th
Amanda Anderson – 2:51.06, 15th

One Mile Run
Brittny Hillstrom – 5:55.15, 5th
Sarone Paulzine – 6:10.87, 9th
Ashley Herdering – 6:37.78, 11th
Courtney Anderson – 7:05.30, 12th
Carissa Decko – 7:45.91, 13th

4x400m Relay
Benson, Hurley, Stewart, Tucker – 4:16.49, 2nd
Barker, Fabre, Adams, Storms – 4:39.48, 5th

High Jump
Kelsey Hurley – 4-09.00, 1st
Cassidy Ziegler – 4-05.00, 5th

Long Jump
Kelsey Hurley – 15-07.00, 5th (PR)
Christa Benson – 15-01.25, 6th

Weight Throw
Samara Tobeck – 48-08.75, 2nd (PR)
Gena Baklund – 43-01.00, 8th
Samantha Velde – 43-00.50, 9th
Regan Grube – 42-00.00, 11th
Molly O’Neil – 41-04.50, 12th

Shot Put
Savanah Olson – 41-07.00, 1st
Samara Tobeck – 33-03.75, 8th
Gena Baklund – 33-02.50, 10th

Next Up
The Beavers head to Duluth, Minn., Saturday, Feb. 3 to take part in the Lake Superior State Challenge.

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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).