Schreiber, Stimson Selected To Compete at Nationals; Both Athletes Will Participate in High Jump
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Indianapolis, IND. - Sophomore Steve Schreiber (Chisago Lakes, Minn.) and junior Caesare Stimson (Chisago Lakes, Minn.) will represent Bemidji State at the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships, May 22-24 in Edwardsville, Ill, announced by the NCAA offices yesterday

Schreiber, who is ranked 12th in the high jump in NCAA DII, will join 16 other jumpers for the 5:00 p.m. event on Friday, May 23. This past weekend, Schreiber claimed the Northern Sun Intercollegiate

Conference outdoor high jump title (6’6 3/4”). He is the owner of the league indoor crown as well (6’6”).
After breaking his own Bemidji State high jump record with a leap of 6’10 3/4” at the Ron Masanz Open (5/3), Schreiber was named NSIC Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week. Schreiber has now taken six high jump titles this spring season. He set a then program-best jump of 6’9 1/2” at the Duncan Invitational, April 13 and he has bettered 6’8” in five meets this spring, including four of the last five invitationals.

“Schreiber is a very talented athlete,” said head coach Craig Hougen. “It is nice for him to get the opportunity to compete at nationals. I am counting on him having some success there.”

At the NSIC outdoor championships (5/9-10), Stimson garnered second-place honors in the high jump with a leap of 5’6 3/4” to rank 14th in the nation. Stimson is one of 15 competing in this event at nationals.

Stimson also finished third in the javelin throw at the outdoor championships. She grabbed honorable mention All-NSIC recognition with a mark of 109’5”. To open up the season, Stimson won the heptathlon at the St. John’s Decathlon (4/14) by tallying 4,402 points.

For the week of April 28, Stimson won NSIC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors after her second consecutive league heptathlon title. Stimson came from behind to win the event at the 2003 NSIC multi-event meet with 4,533 total points. That output gave her a school record, breaking Christy Risberg’s 1996 mark (4,528) by five points. The fourth-leading scorer (15 points) on the Beaver women’s ice hockey squad is also ranked 19th in DII in the heptathlon - there were 16 selected to perform nationally in that event.

“Caesare is a very special athlete,” said Hougen. “For her to be a DI hockey player and an elite DII track and field performer is extraordinary. Her competitiveness is going to make her successful.”
Stimson will jump at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24.

The top eight finishers from each event are recognized on the All-America team. A complete list of men’s performers can be seen at http://www.flashresults.com/flashwest/lists/d2m.htm.The women are at http://www.flashresults.com/flashwest/lists/d2w.htm. The event is hosted by Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

No Beaver athlete competed at the Championships last season. Dan Frette, the league record holder for the 400m intermediate hurdles, was an All-American in that event in 2001. He took seventh place with a mark of 53.19 in the meet held at Edwardsville, Ill.
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