BSU’s Christa Pribula Claims Mile Title at Northwest Open
Saturday, January 8, 2005
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The Bemidji State University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams opened their 2005 season at the Northwest Open at the University of Minnesota Saturday afternoon. The Beavers had 16 top-six finishers, improving on the ten they had last year.

“It was good experience for everyone,” said BSU head coach Craig Hougen. “We had no disappointments and I felt everyone made good improvements.”

Junior Christa Pribula (East Grand Forks, Minn.) ran away with the mile, winning by nearly two seconds (5:39.95). Sophomore Lindsey Gregg (Bemidji, Minn.) and freshman Ashley Spolarich (Maple Lake, Minn.) each had top-six finishes as Gregg placed fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 63.30 and Splorich cleared 5’ 1 3⁄4” in the high jump to finish fifth. Both individuals were also a part of the fourth place 4X400 relay team (4:21.34).

On the men’s side, the throwers competed very well. Sophomore R.J. Gross (Jamestown, N.D.), junior Adam Wilson (Forest Lake, Minn.) and sophomore Justin Cox (Menagha, Minn.) finished 3rd, 4th, and 5th, respectively, in the shot put. Junior Ben Hopkins (Baudette, Minn.) placed 5th in the 200 meter dash and 8th in the 60 meter dash.

Also, in the field events, Tom Crummy (Argyle, Minn.) cleared 14’6” in the pole vault for 6th place and Steve Schreiber (Forest Lake, Minn.) leaped over 6’6” in the high jump, good for 6th place.

The track teams will compete next when they host the Alumni Meet on Saturday, January 15 in the Gillette Recreation Center.

For complete Northwest Open Results click on the following: [Men][Women]