Wilson adds his name to BSU's record book, again
Saturday, April 8, 2006
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Adam Wilson has already plastered his name in the Bemidji State record book for both indoor and outdoor track. But as BSU opened its 2006 outdoor season on Saturday at the Hamline Invite in St. Paul, Minn., Wilson did it again with his performance in the hammer throw.

Wilson, who has been a dominating force in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference over the past two years in the throwing events, finished third in the event with his BSU record-breaking throw of 165-6.

Although it wasn't a record book, Joe Remitz notched his name onto a special list as he provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in the shot put. Remitz's toss of 54-1 1/4 not only provisionally qualified him for nationals, it was also the best toss of the meet and currently ranks him 11th in the nation among Division-II athletes.

Aside from a record-breaking performance and a provisional qualifying mark, the men's team managed to collect a total of five first-place finishes including Remitz's. In the men's first competition of the outdoor season, the team collected five first-place finishes from four members.

Jonathon Hawks collected two of the men's five first-place finishes as he won both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. In the 100-meter dash Hawks finished ahead of the rest of the competition with his time of 10.87. Hawks finished the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.29, just ahead of teammate Ben Hopkins who finished second in the event with his time of 22.71.

Hopkins also narrowly trailed Hawks in the 100-meter dash as he finished with a time of 11.10, a time that earned him a third place finish in the event.

Hopkins himself was a part of a first place finish. The relay team consisting of Hopkins, Rodney Williams, Tristian White and James Winsor finished the 400-meter relay with the fastest time of the meet, crossing the finish line in 43.10.

Individually, each member of the relay team also had a successful day that the meet.

Williams earned himself a first place finish in the long jump with his distance of 22-1 3/4, nine inches further than the second place finisher. In the triple jump, Williams' leap of 42-0 3/4 gave him a third place finish and his performance in the 200-meter dash was good enough for a 14th place finish (23.46).

White's other finish came in the 100-meter dash as he finished in 12th place with his time of 11.45. Winsor's best individual performance came in the 400-meter dash as he finished third with his time of 50.48.

In the men's pole vault, Tommy Crummy finished in forth place (14-3 1/4), a foot ahead of his teammate, Lee Morberg, who finished in a tie for sixth place after clearing 13-3 1/2.

Crummy also garnered a second place finish with his performance in the javelin throw. Crummy was the only member of the BSU team to reach the finals in the event and finished with a distance of 162-11.

Mike Hougen, who finished the 110-meter hurdles in eighth place (15.97), along with Crummy and Justin Smith, will compete in the St. John's Multi beginning on Sunday and continuing through Monday. The rest of the men's team will next be in action on Friday as they travel to St. Peter, Minn., to compete in the Gustie Open.