2003 Outdoor Season Recap
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Bemidji, MINN. - Bemidji State juniors Steve Schreiber and Caesare Stimson wrapped up the 2003 season by representing the Beavers at the NCAA Division II Championships held in Edwardsville, Ill., May 22-24. Schreiber tied for 15th (6’7”) and Stimson tied for ninth (5’5”) in the high jump. It was the first appearance at nationals for both athletes and the first Beaver since Dan Frette was seventh in the 400m intermediate hurdles two years ago.

Behind individual championships from sophomore Martha Miltich and Schreiber and a total of 10 All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honorees, the Bemidji State men finished third while the women took sixth at the 2003 NSIC Outdoor Track Championships.

Miltich, last season’s NSIC champion in the 10,000m run, led the way for the women by shattering Christa Pribula’s school record in the 5,000m with a time of 18:55.95. That effort gave her the individual title. Also, with a time of 38:45.00 in the 10,000m, Miltich took second at the conference meet and broke her second school record.

Schreiber continued to dominate with his sixth individual title this spring season. His mark of 6’6 3/4” outlasted UM-Duluth’s Kyle Nylander to give him All-NSIC accolades. He holds the program record in the high jump with a leap of 6’10 3/4” at the Ron Masanz Open (5/3). A recipient of the NSIC Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for April 28th, Schreiber bettered 6’8” on five occasions.

At the league championships, senior Melanie Hoheisel finished second in the 100m hurdles (14.86), just one one-hundredth of a second shy of her school record set earlier this season. Also, she took third in the 100m with a mark of 12.45 to claim Honorable Mention All-NSIC honors (third-place). Hoheisel set a program record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.85 at the University of North Dakota Invite - the old mark was set in 1975 by Jeanee Larson in 15.24. It was her third record broken between the indoor and outdoor campaigns.

Senior Steve Leuer closed out his green and white career with a gutsy effort, overcoming a leg injury to place second in both the 800m (1:58.43) and 1,500m (4:06.42) at the conference meet. He also was an honorable mention pick (third-place) in the 5,000m with a time of 15:54.36. Leuer ran the outdoor 1,500m in a time of 3:56.27, good for the best mark at Bemidji State. He set that mark at the Duncan Invitational (4/13). His performance list includes three first-place finishes and four second-place efforts this campaign, ranging from the 800m to 5,000m run.

Senior Josie Muzquiz set a school benchmark in the 3,000m steeplechase with a sixth-place mark at the conference championships. She ran the event in 12:27.00.

At the NSIC meet, freshman Sara Olson set a new Beaver record in the hammer throw with a toss of 117’4” - the old record belonged to Erin Suhonen as she set it last season (107’11”).

Freshman Christa Pribula ran the 5,000m in a BSU-best time of 19:19.97 at the Duncan Invite (4/13).
Stimson won the NSIC heptathlon crown with 4,533 total points. That output was good for a BSU record - the old one was held by Christy Risberg in 1996 with 4,528 points.