Stimson jumps to third-place finish in Bison Pentathlon;
Friday, February 6, 2004
FARGO, N.D. - Senior Caesare Stimson (Chisago Lakes, Minn.) used strong efforts in both the high jump and shot put events to help her to a third-place overall finish in today’s Bison Pentathlon.

Competing in her first pentathlon of the 2004 season, Stimson was one of only two women to leap 5’2” in the high jump. Her final jump of 5’5” earned her top billing in the event. She was also the only athlete to clear 32 feet in the shot put, as her final throw of 33’” beat the next-closest rival by almost two feet.

The event was won by North Dakota State sophomore Kiki Smith, whose 3413 points were 126 better than second-place finisher Janie Sershen, competing for Augustana College. Stimson finished with 3098 points.

Competing just across the frigid Red River in Moorhead, Minn. at the Cobber Pentathlon, junior Travis Schwarz (Pine City, Minn.) used a strong finish in the high jump to cruise to a fifth-place overall finish. Schwarz, who cleared the bar at 5’10”, finished second in that event, behind eventual overall winner Aaron Johansen of Dickinson State. Junior Ben Mettling (Pine City, Minn.) and junior Rob Kucher (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) posted overall finishes of 10th and 11th, respectively.

The entire Beaver squad will compete tomorrow in the Bison Open, held at the Bison Sports Arena in Fargo beginning at 3:30 pm.