BSU men and women capture fifth at Al Cassell Relays
Saturday, April 29, 2006
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The Bemidji State University men's and women's track teams both garnered fifth place finishes on Saturday at the Al Cassell Relays in Jamestown, N.D.

The women were paced by Allison Osgood and Sheena Devine, as both competitors collected first place finishes in their respective events.

Osgood won the 10,000-meter run over teammate Brittany Olson with her time of 45:49.80. Olson finished with a time of 45:51.90. Currently the two rank third and fourth in the event among fellow Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference competitors.

In the shot put, Devine collected another first place finish with her toss of 45-3. Devine also finished 11th in the discus with her furthest distance measuring 108-6

Leah Grabil and Christa Pribula also made contributions to the fifth place effort. Grabil finished second in the 200-meter dash (26.24) and Pribula added a third place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:19.10).

For the men, Ben Hopkins paced the way collecting 10 team points with fourth place finishes in the 100-meter dash (10.96) and the 200-meter dash (22.38).

Most of the team points for the men were collected in the field events. Jon Clemons added 4.5 points with his fourth place finish in the high jump (6-0), while Justin Cox's combined efforts in the shot put and the hammer throw gave the team eight more points.

Cox finished third in the shot put (48-8) and seventh in the hammer throw (145-9). In both events Cox was throwing against teammate Phil McCollam who also chipped in. McCollam added one point in the shot put with his eighth place toss of 43-9 1/2 and added another five points after finishing fourth in the hammer throw (154-2).

Bemidji State will next be in action as they trave to Moorhead, Minn., on May 6 to compete in teh Ron Masanz Open.