Second Day of NSIC Championships Complete; Event Wraps Up Tomorrow With Field Events Beginning At 9:00 A.M.
Friday, February 28, 2003
Bemidji, Minn. - After day two at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships, the Bemidji State men are third with 36 points while the women are tied for fifth with Concordia-St. Paul with 18 points. The highlight of the day was the performance of Melanie Hoheisel in the 55m hurdles and Steve Schreiber in the high jump. Hoheisel provisionally qualified in the preliminaries with a mark of 8.39. Her finish also set the conference record as the old one was 8.48 by Lunne Nacke in 2000. Schreiber took the high jump crown with a vault of 6’6”.

Other BSU female finalists included Hoheisel in the long jump as she was sixth (5.19m), Shauna McInterney was eighth in the long jump (5.15m), Megan Hamiltonwas 11th in the long jump (4.80m), Erin Suhonen was 11th in the shot put (11.11m), and the 4x800 relay squad was second (9:58.23).

On the men’s side, Mitch Cooper was second in the long jump (6.96m), Adam Wilson fourth in the shot put (14.58m), Jeremy Dinius sixth in the long jump (6.61m), Michael Rydberg sixth in the shot put (14.30m), Jon Hausratheighth in the pole vault (12’0”), Justin Smith 10th in the pole vault (11’6”), Travis Schwarz 11th in the high jump (6’0”) and Josh Haugan 12th in the shot put (12.88m).

“I thought the women are where they should be after day two,” said head coach Craig Hougen. “I would see them finishing fourth or fifth tomorrow. The men are sitting at third, but setting themselves up for the finals. They are getting ready for tomorrow. I definitely think they can take second.”

The top-two finishers in each event are all-conference while the third-place performer is honorable mention. Also, the relay champions are recognized as all-conference. Complete results of today’s action can be viewed at /athletics/.

Tomorrow’s festivities will begin with the field events at 9:00 a.m. followed by the track events at 12:00 p.m. in the Gillette Recreation Fitness Center.


1. UM-Duluth 68
2. MSU Moorhead 52
3. Bemidji State 36
4. Wayne State 28.5
5. Northern State 25.5
6. Concordia-SP 12
7. UM-Morris 6
1. MSU Moorhead 42
2. Winona State 39.5
3. UM-Duluth 25
4. Northern State 23
5. Bemidji State 18
5. Concordia-SP 18
7. Wayne State 16.5
8. UM-Morris 10