Beavers set six personal records to complete SDSU Classic

Beavers set six personal records to complete SDSU Classic
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Beavers set six personal records to complete SDSU Classic

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University women’s track and field team finished the South Dakota State University Classic Saturday with six top-10 finishes and six personal record marks. The Beavers finished the day 18th among 24 teams in Brookings, S.D.

Leading the way for BSU was sophomore sprinter Venice Stewart who took fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.74, which ranked the best among all Beavers during the meet. Sophomore Jonae Bond and junior Jada Barker also qualified for the semi-finals, finishing 16th and 19th in the heat, respectively, while being separated by 0.01 second.

Setting personal record marks included Barker in the 200m dash with a time of 25.45, finishing ninth in the event. Senior Christa Benson set two personal records on the day, including times of 9.45 in the 60m hurdles semi-finals and 1:41.22 in the 600m run. Freshman Kylie Monson also set two personal record marks on the day, finishing 27th in the high jump with a jump of 4-feet-11.75-inches and 39th in the 600m run with a time of 1:43.60.

Freshman Zoe Christensen led the way for the BSU throwers with a 14th-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 43-06.00.

Bemidji State will take part in the UND Indoor Tune-Up Saturday, Feb. 16 in Grand Forks, N.D., prior to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships Saturday, Feb. 23 in Mankato, Minn.

SDSU Classic (300m Oversized Track)
Weight Throw
Zoe Christensen – 38th, 13.86m/45-05.75
Gena Baklund – 39th, 13.70m/44-11.50
Regan Grube – 55th, 12.80m/42-00.00
Elizabeth Hiltner – 76th, 10.09m/33-01.25

Shot Put
Zoe Christensen – 14th, 13.26m/43-06.00
Gena Baklund – 42nd, 11.08m/36-04.25
Elizabeth Hiltner – 61st, 9.67m/31-08.75
Regan Grube – 68th, 9.12m/29-11.25

Long Jump
Cheri’A Adams – 15th, 5.04m/16-06.50
Kylie Monson – 29th, 4.83m/15-10.25
Christa Benson – 38th, 4.58m/15-00.50
Libby Christenson – 46th, 4.35m/14-03.25 (PR)

High Jump
Christa Benson – 9th, 1.57m/5-01.75
Kelsey Hurley – 27th, 1.52m/4-11.75
Kylie Monson – 27th, 1.52m/4-11.75 (PR)
Libby Christenson – 37th, 1.47m/4-09.75

Triple Jump
Kylie Monson – 18th, 10.65m/34-11.25
Cheri’A Adams – 27th, 10.12m/33-02.50
Analise Fabre – 34th, 9.85m/32-03.75

60m Hurdles (Prelims)
Christa Benson – 23rd, 9.36q
Libby Christenson – 56th, 11.02

60m Hurdles (Semi-Finals)
Christa Benson – 20th, 9.25 (PR)

60m Dash (Prelims)
Beatrice Kjelland – 9th, 7.85q
Venice Stewart – 16th, 7.92q
Jada Barker – 19th, 7.98q
Jonae Bond – 21st, 8.00q
Cheri’A Adams – 41st, 8.22
Mara Halvorson – 61st, 8.48
Analise Fabre – 72nd, 8.73

60m Dash (Semi-Finals)
Venice Stewart – 7th, 7.77q
Jonae Bond – 16th, 7.98
Jada Barker – 19th, 7.99

60m Dash (Finals)
Venice Stewart – 5th, 7.74

200m Dash
Jada Barker – 9th, 25.45 (PR)
Beatrice Kjelland – 17th, 25.89
Kelsey Hurley – 56th, 26.86
Jonae Bond – 56th, 26.86
Kayla Crump – 68th, 27.29
Mara Halvorson – 79th, 27.68

400m Dash
Kelsey Hurley – 46th, 1:01.63
Kayla Crump – 53rd, 1:02.31 (PR)
Mara Halvorson – 69th, 1:04.47

600m Run
Christa Benson – 27th, 1:41.22 (PR)
Aneesa Tucker – 31st, 1:42.39
Kylie Monson – 39th, 1:43.60 (PR)
Libby Christenson – 51st, 1:48.54

1,000m Run
Ryen Prigge – 8th, 3:04.64
Kristen Petron – 20th, 3:12.40

Courtney Anderson – 55th, 7:17.11
Carissa Decko – 57th, 8:05.00

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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).