Beaver men place fourth at Cobber Invitational
Saturday, February 14, 2004
MOORHEAD, Minn. - Riding superb individual performances from junior Steve Schreiber (Forest Lake, Minn.) and sophomore Adam Wilson (Forest Lake, Minn.), the Bemidji State men’s indoor track and field team finished in fourth place in the eleven-squad Cobber Invitational.

Schreiber cleared the bar at 6-4 in the high jump, tying him for first place with the University of Mary’s Chris Evenson. Wilson had the highest preliminary toss in the shot put and rode that momentum into the finals, where his 50-0 3/4 hurl gave him his second win of the season. BSU also enjoyed solid performances from both senior Mitch Cooper (Davenport, Iowa) in the long jump and the 4x400-meter relay team, which beat eight other entries to finish in third place with a time of 3:28.99.

Bemidji State’s women finished in seventh place at the meet, highlighted by a second-place finish by freshman Shelby McCrady (Montgomery, Minn.) in the 400-meter dash. McCrady’s time of 60.05 seconds was just over a half-second shy of besting Amber Bohman’s eight-year-old school record. Sophomore Christa Pribula (East Grand Forks, Minn.) placed third in the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:13.34. The distance medley relay team, consisting of McCrady, Pribula, junior Paige Ferguson (Robbins, Calif.) and senior Jaclyn Thomforde (Goodhue, Minn.), finished with a time of 13:46.98, giving them third place in the event.

The entire Beaver squad will return to the Fargo-Moorhead area for the fourth consecutive weekend to compete in the Bison Classic, hosted by North Dakota State University. Head coach Craig Hougen expects many of his athletes to set season bests in the meet, scheduled for this Thursday.

BSU Individual Results - Men
1st - Adam Wilson Shot put 50-0 3/4
(T)1st - Steve Schreiber High jump 6-4
(T)3rd - Mitch Cooper Long jump 21-5 1/4
4th - Tristan White 200-meter dash 23.15
4th - Tim Girod 800-meter run 2:02.52
5th - Mitch Cooper 400-meter dash 51.25
5th - Richie Babler 800-meter run 2:03.06
5th - Adam Wilson Weight throw 49-5
(T)5th - Jon Clemons High jump 6-0
(T)5th - Travis Schwarz High jump 6-0
(T)5th - Tommy Crummy Pole vault 14-0
7th - Tristan White 400-meter dash 52.02
7th - Mark Nordell Triple jump 43-1
7th - Justin Cox Shot put 45-4 1/2
7th - Phil McCollam Weight throw 47-7
8th - Justin Martin 400-meter dash 52.05
8th - Michael Hougen 600-meter run 1:28.36
9th - Pat Lais 1000-meter run 2:43.44
10th - Kipton Solmonson 600-meter run 1:29.59
10th - Matt Bischof 1500-meter run 4:18.86
11th - Scott Anderson 1000-meter run 2:45.12
14th - Tommy Crummy Triple jump 40-7 3/4
15th - Justin Smith Pole vault 12-0
16th - Mitch Cooper Triple jump 39-6
18th - Rob Kucher 200-meter dash 24.13
DNQ - Michael Hougen 55-meter hurdles 8.21
DNQ - Anthony Jacobson 55-meter hurdles 8.97
DNQ - Travis Schwarz 55-meter hurdles 9.13
DNQ - Rob Kucher 55-meter hurdles 9.36
DNQ - Ben Mettling 55-meter hurdles 9.46
DNQ - Rob Kucher Long jump 18-10 1/2
DNQ - Steve Vondross Long jump 17-6 3/4
DNQ - R.J. Gross Shot put 42-9 3/4
DNQ - Travis Schwarz Shot put 30-8 1/2
DNQ - Jacob Wojciechowski Weight throw 46-6
DNQ - Justin Cox Weight throw 41-1 1/2

BSU Individual Results - Women
2nd - Shelby McCrady 400-meter dash 60.05
3rd - Christa Pribula 1000-meter run 3:13.34
4th - Lindsey Gregg 600-meter run 1:43.45
6th - Libby Schneider Shot put 37-8
7th - Paige Ferguson 600-meter run 1:57.51
9th - Ali Judkins 1000-meter run 3:34.78
9th - Shelby McCrady Triple jump 33-1 3/4
15th - Jaclyn Thomforde 800-meter 2:43.11
DNQ - Amy Taylor 55-meter hurdles 9.66
DNQ - Megan Hamilton 55-meter hurdles 10.32
DNQ - Erin Suhonen Shot put 34-0 1/4
DNQ - Sara Olson Shot put 32-11 3/4
DNQ - Erin Suhonen Weight throw 41-2 1/2
DNQ - Libby Schneider Weight throw 30-3 1/2

BSU Team Results - Men
3rd - 4x400-meter relay 3:28.99
3rd - Distance medley relay 10:37.22

BSU Team Results - Women
3rd - Distance medley relay 13:46.98