Stimson Takes Heptathlon Crown At St. John’s Multi; Six Beavers Compete In Decathlon Or Heptathlon
Monday, April 14, 2003
Collegeville, Minn. - On Sunday and Monday at the St. John’s Multi, junior Caesare Stimson took first in the high jump, second in the 200m and 800m en route to the heptathlon title to pace Bemidji State - her 4,402 points was 126 points shy of the school record. Her mark provisionally qualified her for the event as she made it just past the cut-off of 4,400 points. Senior Melanie Hoheisel was able to come away with seventh-place after she took second in the 100m hurdles and long jump.

On the men’s side in the decathlon, sophomore Travis Schwarz led the way with a ninth-place finish with his best finish (fifth) being in the high jump and 1,500m. Sophomore Ben Mettling and freshman Scott Anderson tied for the highest finish of any BSU male athlete as Mettling took second in the shot put and Anderson was second in the 1,500m - Mettling finished tenth while Anderson placed 15th overall. Keith Knoke from MSU Moorhead grabbed the decathlon title with a total of 6,241 points.

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

The Beavers will next compete at the North Dakota State Invite on Saturday, April 19th.


9. Travis Schwarz 4,835 points
10. Ben Mettling 4,796 points
14. John Hausrath 4,142 points
15. Scott Anderson 4,134 points


1. Caesare Stimson 4,402 points
7. Melanie Hoheisel 3,931 points

Note: Sophomore Steve Schreiber set the school high jump record with a leap of 6’9 1/2” which was good for second at the Jim Duncan Relays on Saturday (4/12). He shattered the previous mark of 6’8 1/2” set in 1995 - his jump was 1/4” off the NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

Freshman Christa Pribula took the individual crown in the 5,000m at the Jim Duncan Relays with a time of 19:19.97, which set a BSU record. She finished ahead of the next runner by nearly a minute as the second-place runner came in at 20:18.72.