Devine, Remitz and Clemens grab Cobber Twilight titles
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University track and field teams took to the road for a rare mid-week contest Tuesday as the men's and women's squads each sent a handful of student-athletes to Moorhead, Minn. for Concordia College's Cobber Twilight. BSU's throwers dominated the event taking home three titles as Joe Remitz (Jr., North Branch, Minn.) and Sheena Devine (Jr., Harris, Minn.) continue to make their mark on the region.

The reigning Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, Devine extended her unbeaten streak to 11 as she captured first place in the shot put stretching the tape to a season-best 47-5 1/4. She also garnered fourth place in the hammer throw with a toss of 145-10.

On the men's side of things, Remits not only won the shot put with a toss of 55-11 3/4, he also added a hammer throw title adding 17 feet to his season-best mark with a throw of 167-9.

Finishing on the heels of Remits in both events was Menahga, Minn. native Justin Cox. The senior posted a 2007-best hammer throw distance of 161-10 also taking second in the shot recording a throw of 49-9 3/4.

Jon Clemens (Jr., Princeton, Minn.) earned the Beavers' fourth title clearing 6-4 for high jump honors.

On the track, Shelby Hougen (Jr., Bemidji, Minn.) paced the BSU crew legging out a season-best 64.78 to take second in the 400-meter hurdles while she clocked a third place time of 12.97 in the 100 meters.

Nicole Friend (Jr., International Falls, Minn.) took third in the 400-meter with a time of 60.72. Friend also recorded her best throw of 2007 in the javelin. Her mark of 120-3 out distanced her previous best throw by nearly five feet.

The Bemidji State men's and women's track and field teams will be back in action this weekend as they travel to Fargo, N.D. to participate in the Bison Classic hosted by NCAA Division I North Dakota State University Saturday.