Remitz receives All-American honor with sixth place finish
Saturday, March 11, 2006
BOSTON, Mass. - Bemidji State University's Joe Remitz recieved All-American honors on Saturday as he claimed sixth place in the shot put at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Champions in Boston, Mass.

Remitz is just the third BSU indoor track and field athlete to recieve All-American honors from the NCAA. Entering the competition, Remitz ranked third in the nation but managed to garner a sixth place finish with his best toss of 54 feet.

On Friday, BSU's Sheena Devine and Rodney Williams also competed in the national championships. Devine finished ninth in the shot put with a toss of 46-0 1/2. Entering the meet, Devine ranked 11th in the nation among NCAA Division II athletes.

Williams competed in the men's long jump on Friday afternoon, capturing 10th place with his leap of 22-10 1/2. Williams was ranked ninth heading into the competition and dropped one spot at the national meet.

"Each of our athletes performed very well this weekend," said head coach Craig Hougen. "This meets was packed with excellent athletes. Several records were broken and even shattered this weekend. I'm happy that our kids were right there with them."

The meet brings the indoor track and field season to a close for Bemidji State. The Beavers have already began practice for the outdoor season which is slated to get underway in early April.