Two BSU records fall in annual Beaver Classic
Friday, February 18, 2005
BEMIDJI, Minn. - [results] - Junior Adam Wilson (Forest Lake, Minn.) and freshman Ashley Spolarich (Maple Lake, Minn.) each found themselves holding new school records as the annual Beaver Classic came to a close on Friday in the Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center on the campus of BSU.

Wilson bested his own mark set earlier this year of 58 feet, 8 inches with a toss of 54 feet to claim first place in the weight throw. Along with topping the school record in the throw, Wilson pulled out another first place finish in the shot put (49-11 1/2).

In the women’s triple jump Spolarich finished in fourth place with her record-breaking leap of 35-11. Spolarich’s jump broke the old record of 35-6 1/4 set by Cristy Risberg in 1994. Spolarich also added a second place finish in the high jump with her 5-4 3/4.

Both the men’s and the women’s teams put forth a strong effort, each capturing five top-three finishes on the track.

For the women junior Christa Pribula (East Grand Forks, Minn.) finished in first place fashion in the 800-meter run with her time of 2:24.89 while sophomore Shanna Anderson (Crane Lake, Minn.) and freshman BreAnne Woinarowicz (Stephen, Minn.) had two top-three finishes each.

Anderson grabbed her two with a second place finish in the 200-meter dash (27.18) and another in the 600-meter run (1:45.85). Woinarowicz finished second in the 55-meter dash with her time of 7.76 and later finished third in the 200-meter dash (27.58).

Freshman Angela Miller (Grove City, Minn.) was the only other woman to grab a top-three finish with her third place finish in the pole vault (10-1).

On the men’s side sophomore Jonathon Hawks (Gainsville, Ga.) and junior Torry Joubert (Port Arthur, Texas) started off with a two-three finish in finals of the 55-meter dash with their times of 6.51 and 6.76 respectively.

In the 55-meter hurdles, sophomore Ozzey Williams (Toledo, Ohio) captured the lone first place finish for the Bemidji State men on the track with his time of 7.90.

Junior Tristan White (Portland, Ore.) also grabbed a top-three finish for BSU with his second place finish in the 200-meter dash (23.29) along with senior Pat Lais (Slayton, Minn.) who finished third in the 1,000-meter run (2:39.36).

The men’s team performed exceptionally well in the field events not only behind Wilson, but the combined efforts of sophomores Justin Cox (Menahga, Minn.) and RJ Gross (Jamestown, N.D.) who finished two-three behind Wilson in the shot put. Cox also added a third place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 43-3 1/4.

Elsewhere in the field events, senior Travis Schwarz placed second in the high jump with his leap of 6-2 1/4.

Bemidji State will next be in action as they host the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s Indoor Championships beginning on Friday and running through Saturday in the Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center.

For more information visit the NSIC Indoor Championship web site.