Schreiber Breaks School Record At Ron Masanz Open;
Sunday, May 4, 2003
Moorhead, Minn. - Breaking a school record and provisionally qualifying for the NCAA DII Championships in the high jump, sophomore Steve Schreiber continued his dominance and was one of the Bemidji State stand-outs at the Ron Masanz Open held in Moorhead, Minn., yesterday. The event was hosted by MSU Moorhead.

Schreiber has now taken four individual titles in the spring season - all coming in the high jump - after he broke his own BSU record with a leap of 6’10 3/4” on Saturday, almost seven inches higher than the next competitor. His previous mark was 6’9 1/2” at the Duncan Invitational, April 13 as he was searching to add 1/4” to hit that provisional mark before his effort on Saturday.

Other Beaver men to come in the top-five included: Mitch Cooper in the long jump, second (21’11 3/4”); senior Steve Leuer in the 800m, second (1:58.76) - just .07 seconds from first place; senior Paul Quinn in the 3,000m steeplechase, second (10:17.06); sophomore Travis Schwarz in the high jump, fifth (6’00”); sophomore Jeff Spotts in the javelin throw, fifth (49.44m) and sophomore Rich Weber in the triple jump, fifth (43’3 3/4”). Also, the 4x100m relay squad placed third with a time of 42.54.

Senior Martha Miltich led a couple of dominant performances for the female Beavers as she went home with a second-place finish in the 1,500m (5:10.79) - her best effort in this event for the 2003 campaign. Miltich took fourth at the Duncan Invite earlier this season.

Senior Melanie Hoheisel had an excellent day by taking fourth in the 100m (12.54), fifth in the 200m (26.33) and fifth in the 100m hurdles (14.97). Sophomore Erin Suhonen also performed well by placing in three events with her best outing in the discus throw - sixth with a toss of 118’11”.

There were no team scores recorded. All results can be seen at

The Beavers will travel back to Moorhead, Minn., for the 2003 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships beginning Friday and ending on Saturday.

Individual BSU Men Finishes
1st Steve Scheiber High Jump 6’10 3’4” (BSU record,
provisional qualifier)
2nd Mitch Cooper Long Jump 21’11 3/4”
2nd Steve Leuer 800m 1:58.76
2nd Paul Quinn 3,000m Steeplechase 10:17.06
3rd BSU 4x100 Relay 42.54
5th Travis Schwarz High Jump 6’0”
5th Jeff Spotts Javelin Throw 49.44m
5th Rich Weber Triple Jump 43’3 3/4”
7th Andrew Barton 3,000m Steeplechase 13:01.80
7th Mitch Cooper Triple Jump 42’9”
7th Josh Haugan Shot Put 46’ 1/2”
8th Tyson Kuznia 110m Hurdles 16.25
8th Drew Peterson 100m 11.30
9th Corey White 1,500m 4:20.83
10th Lucas Jurek Javelin Throw 45.60m
10th Tyson Kuznia 400m Hurdles 59.93
10th Mark Nordell Long Jump 19’10 3/4”
10th Mike Rydberg Discus Throw 143’9”
11th Pat Quinn 1,500m 4:29.20
11th Adam Wilson Shot Put 43’7”
12th Matt Bischof 1,500m 4:29.96
14th Jason Carlson 200m 22.94
14th Josh Haugan Hammer Throw 126’4”
14th Pat Lais 800m 2:06.81
16th Justin Martin 800m 2:07.13
18th Kipton Solmonson 800m 2:07.73
21st Ben Mettling Discus Throw 127’6 1/2”
22nd Adam Wilson Discus Throw 127’2”
24th Jason Jacoby 800m 2:14.16
27th James Plese 800m 2:18.53

Individual BSU Women Finishes

2nd Martha Miltich 1,500m 5:10.79
4th Melanie Hoheisel 100m 12.54
5th Melanie Hoheisel 200m 26.33
5th Melanie Hoheisel 100m hurdles 14.97
6th Josie Muzquiz 3,000m Steeplechase 13:08.73
6th Erin Suhonen Discus Throw 118’11”
8th Sara Olson Shot Put 35’8”
10th Erin Suhonen Shot Put 34’4”
12th Paige Ferguson 800m 2:35.73
12th Meg Hamilton Long Jump 15’3 3/4”
14th Casey Schmidt 800m 2:42.35
15th Erin Suhonen Hammer Throw 108’8 1/2”
17th Sara Olson Hammer Throw 107’5”
18th Jami Peterson 800m 2:53.83
19th Katie Dippel 800m 2:55.51