DULUTH, Minn. -- Two Bemidji State University women’s track and field records fell on the final day of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships as the team posted its best finish since 2008 Saturday at James S. Malosky Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth.
After piling up 26.5 points to open the second day of the championships in fourth place, BSU added 20 points on day two and finished in seventh with 46.5 points. The University of Mary won its second consecutive outdoor conference title, racking up 202.5 points to earn the championship by 102.5 points over Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The highlight of day two was the performance of senior Christa Benson. Already responsible for second place in the heptathlon and sixth in the high jump, the senior placed third in the 400-meter hurdles, improving on a personal-best qualifying time with a BSU record 1:01.97 in her final individual performance as a Beaver. She also ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay, along with Aneesa Tucker, Kylie Monson and Jada Barker, and placed eighth with a time of 4:00.2.
Barker was also busy Saturday clocking a 12.12 to finish seventh in the 100-meter dash and propelled the Beavers’ 4x100-meter relay team of Jonae Bond, Beatrice Kjelland and Faith Beck to fifth place, crossing the finish line in 47.64.
Monson, a freshman, headlined the field events for Bemidji State posting a school-record 37-feet, 09.25-inches to place seventh in the triple jump. The program record came on her third jump of the day. In addition, fellow newcomer Nicole Rezabeck placed fourth in the javelin after stretching the tape to 125-04.
In all, the Beavers placed among the top eight in 11 of the 21 events, posted three school records and one provisionally qualifying mark in addition to in excess of 10 personal records.
Allyna Storms – 19th, 43:42.13
Kylie Monson – 25th, 4.76m/15-07.50
Christa Benson – 11th, 14.83
Faith Beck – 16th, 15.31
Jada Barker – 7th, 12.12
Beatrice Kjelland – 9th, 12.21 (T-PR)
Jonae Bond – 19th, 12.68
Ryne Prigge – 9th, 2:17.55 (PR)
Christa Benson – 3rd, 1:01.97 (BSU Record)
Kylie Monson – 11th, 1:04.85 (PR)
Kayla Crump – 22nd, 1:08.21
Libby Christenson – 23rd, 1:09.68
Jada Barker – 10th, 24.86
Beatrice Kjelland – 16th, 25.32 (PR)
Kristen Petron – 19th, 12:24.06
Ashley Herdering – 24th, 13:19.55
Christa Benson – 6th, 5-03.00 (PR)
Kylie Monson – 22nd, 4-09.75
Libby Christenson – 23rd, 4-09.75
Faith Beck – 8th, 10-00.50 (PR)
Aneesa Tucker – 27th, 16-06.00
Cheri’a Adams – 29th, 16-03.75
Zoe Christensen – 4th, 47-11.25 (PR)
Gena Baklund – 4th, 170-11
Zoe Christensen – 5th, 167-06 (PR)
Regan Gruber – 24th, 117-4
Nicole Rezabek – 4th, 125-5
Regan Grube – 18th, 95-7
Shania Kinghorn – 25th, 79-8
Kylie Monson – 7th, 37-09.25 (BSU Record)
Analise Fabre – 13th, 36-11.5
Aneesa Tucker – 18th, 34-11.75
Bond, Barker, Beck, Kjelland – 5th, 47.64
Benson, Monson, Tucker, Barker – 8th, 4:00.02
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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).