BSU men sweep NSIC Athletes of the Week
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced recently that Bemidji State University's Zac Preble (Fr., Coleraine, Minn.) and Todd Zeidler (Sr., Plentywood, Mont.) have each been selected as Athletes of the Week for their outstanding efforts during the last week of competition.

Preble earned field honors after breaking the NSIC heptathlon record scoring 4,780 at the 2007 NSIC Indoor Multi Events in Aberdeen, S.D. Monday. His final score broke the old standard, set by Northern State University's Jesse Heinz who scored 4,353 in the 2005 championship.

The freshman took home top honors winning three of the seven events highlighted by clearing a personal-best 6-2 in the high jump, recording the fastest time of his career in the 60-meter hurdles, 8.70, and out distancing the rest of the field in the shot put by 12-feet, seven-inches at 47-10.

Zeidler, the league's track honoree, finished first in the 1,000 meters at the Husky Open in St. Cloud, Minn. Saturday (Feb. 10) breaking the tape in a personal season-best time of 2:37.89--a mark that would place him third among his NSIC counterparts on the 2007 performance list. The senior also placed third in the 400-meter dash clocking a time of 51.14.

The award is the first of its kind in both student-athletes' collegiate careers an the third and fourth for the BSU track and field teams. The duo follows Joe Remitz (Jan. 31) and Sheena Devine (Feb. 7) who have also garnered the honor in 2007.

The Bemidji State track and field teams will be back in action this weekend (Feb. 17) as they travel to Collegeville, Minn. for the St. John's Invitational.