Bemidji State completes competition at first day of NSIC Championships
Friday, May 9, 2003

Moorhead, Minn. - [BSU Day 1 results][Day 1 meet results] After day one at the 2003 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Track Championships hosted by MSU Moorhead, the Bemidji State men are tied for third while the women stand sixth.

" For the men, I feel pretty good," BSU head coach Craig Hougen said. "Third is okay. The point total between us and second is not too much. We should go up to second tomorrow."

Leading the way was freshman Jeremy Dinius in the javelin throw as he was second with a mark of 161'8". Also, receiving honorable mention All-NSIC recognition with a third-place mark is Mitch Cooper. Cooper leapt 22'3 1/2" in the long jump.

The BSU relay squad in the 4x800m relay performed well with a time of 8:02.00.

Currently, the BSU men are tied with MSU Moorhead with 36 points. UM-Duluth is comfortably in the lead with 104 points followed by the 39 points of Northern State.

Breaking their old school records and leading the way for the BSU women were sophomore Martha Miltich and senior Josie Muzquiz. Miltich shattered her record in the 10,000m run by nearly 30 seconds with a mark of 38:45.00 to second overall. Meanwhile, Muzquiz finished sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 12:27.00.

" I am very happy with some very good individual performances," said Hougen. "Martha and Josie broke their own school marks. Caesare (Stimson) and Melanie (Hoheisel) had very fine days as well."

Stimson, champion of the 2003 outdoor heptathlon two weeks ago, finished third in the javelin throw with a distance of 109'5".

Despite finishing sixth in the long jump, Hoheisel still had a season-best leap of 17'6 1/4". Hoheisel has already provisionally qualified for national competition in this event.

The women trail Northern State (39) by 17 points. MSU Moorhead (59) leads Concordia-St. Paul (47), Winona State (43.5) and UM-Duluth (43) after seven events in day one.

Competition wraps up tomorrow in Moorhead, Minn., with field events starting at 11:00 a.m. and track events beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Note: The top-two individual efforts in each event are considered on the All-NSIC team. The third-place performer is honorable mention. Champions of the relays are recognized to be all-conference