BSU's Remitz, Wilson continue throwing domination
Friday, April 14, 2006
ST. PETER, Minn. - Bemidji State University's Joe Remitz and Adam Wilson continued their throwing domination this season as they each picked up first place finishes in the 2006 Lee Krough Invitational in St. Peter, Minn., on Friday.

Remitz finished in first place fashion in the shot put with the distance of 53-3 just ahead of teammate Justin Cox, who garnered second place with his toss of 47-8 1/2. Remitz also managed to collect an eighth place finish at the meet in the hammer throw. His best toss of the day way 138-6 as he fell to Wilson who won the event with the day's best throw of 174-2.

Wilson's throw provisionally qualifies him to compete in the NCAA Division-II Outdoor Track and Field Championships and currently ranks him 16th in the nation among Division-II athletes. In the NSIC, Wilson already had the best throw of the season but added nearly 11 feet onto his NSIC-best distance.

Remitz also competed in the discus throw where he earned himself a fourth place finish (145-8). Finishing ahead of Remitz was Cox who finished in second place with his throw of 152-3. Cox's effort in the discus is currently the furthest distance in the NSIC.

Also throwing well for the Beaver men was Todd Ziedler. Ziedler finished third in the javelin throw with a distance of 156 feet.

In the high jump, BSU's Jon Clemons finished third, clearing the 6-1 1/2 mark. His height is currently the fourth best in the conference.

Bemidji State also had a solid performance in the pole vault from two athletes. Tommy Crummy finished fourth for the Beavers, clearing the 14-11 mark. He height adds over seven inches onto Crummy's fifth place standing in the NSIC.

Lee Morberg finished sixth in the pole vault. He added two inches onto his season-best vault, clearing 13-5 1/4. Morberg currently ranks eighth in the conference.

On the track the Beavers struggled to find a solid footing. Individually no member of the team was able to finish better than fourth as Ben Hopkins accomplished that feat in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.45.

Beyond that, several members were able to collect fifth place finishes as Matt Bischof finished fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:24.62), James Winsor finished fifth in the 400-meter dash (51.56) and Michael Hougen grabbed a fifth place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with his time of 16.76. Hougen also finished seventh in the 400-meter hurdles (59.78). Along with his fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash Hopkins added a fifth place finish in the 200-meter dash, crossing the line with a time of 22.72.

The men's relay team was also only able to finish in fifth place in the 1600-meter relay, turning in their time of 3:29.48. However, in the 400-meter relay, the team grabbed a second place finish with their time of 43.14. The 400-meter relay team currently holds the quickest time in the NSIC.

Bemidji State's men will next be in action as they travel to Moorhead, Minn., on Tuesday to compete in the Cobber Outdoor before returning home to host the Beaver Relays on Friday.