Men’s squad takes first in three field events in Moorhead
Saturday, April 30, 2005
BEMIDJI, Minn. - [results] -The Bemidji State track and field team grabbed four first-place finishes as they traveled to Moorhead, Minn., to participate in the Ron Masanz Invitational on Saturday. All of the top finishes came from the men’s squad.

Ben Hopkins (Baudette, Minn.) got things started for the men as he took home top honors in the 100-meter dash (11.07) and finished just .08 behind Dan Stoudt of Jamestown College to claim second place (22.54).

The other three first place finishes came in the field events as Steve Schreiber (Forest Lake, Minn.), Rodney Williams (Inglewood, Calif.) and Justin Cox (Menahga, Minn.) each won in their respective events.

Schreiber finished on top in the high jump, clearing 6-4 while Williams jumped 6.65 meters in the long jump to win. Cox’s win came in the shot put with his toss of 49-1.

Cox also had a seventh place finish in the discus throw (139-5).

Adam Wilson (Forest Lake, Minn.), R.J. Gross (Jamestown, N.D.) and Todd Zeidler (Plentywood, Mont.) competed in the throwing events with success. Wilson finished fourth place behind Cox in the shot put with his toss of 48-2. Gross finished fifth in the event (47-8). Wilson also grabbed a third place finish in the hammer throw (159-4).

Zeidler competed in the javelin throw and finished second, behind North Dakota’s Matt Fick, with his toss of 177-11. On the track Zeidler took another second place finish in the 800-meter run with his time of 1:56.57.

Shannon Webster grabbed a second place finish for Bemidji State as well. Webster’s second place finish came in the 5000-meter run when he crossed the finish line with his time of 16:56.97.

The woman’s squad got their best finish from Ashley Spolarich (Maple Lake, Minn.) as she finished second in the high jump with her leap of 5-6. On the season Spolarich is tied for the best jump in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with her jump of 5-8 1/2.

Spolarich also finished in fifth place in the triple jump, jumping 10.17 meters.

Bemidji State will next complete in the NSIC championships on May 6-7 hosted by Minnesota State University Moorhead in Moorhead, Minn.