Remitz shatters BSU weight throw record at Husky Open
Saturday, February 10, 2007
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Bemidji State University junior Joe Remits (North Branch, Minn.) out distanced the longest weight throw mark in school history by over 19 inches en route to sweeping the throwing events, Saturday at the Husky Open in St. Cloud, Minn. His mark of 58-6 3/4 seats him in 16th among NCAA's top Division II throwers in the event.

Remitz also garnered top honor in the shot put stretching the tape to 54-4 1/2 to win the event by more than four feet.

Taking first place for BSU in the running events were Todd Zeidler (Sr., Plentywood, Mont.) and Matt Bischof (Sr., Fergus Falls, Minn.). Zeidler finished first in the 1,000 meters breaking the tape in a time of 2:37.89--a mark that would place him third among his Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference counterparts. The senior also placed third in the 400-meeter dash clocking a time of 51.14.

Bischof claimed the top spot in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:29.11. He also logged a 4:35.80 in the mile to finish fourth.

Also standing out for the Beavers was two-sport student-athlete Mychael Aker (Jr., Perham, Minn.). The red shirt basketball player was a late addition to the track and field team for the indoor season. At his first meet of the 2007, he took third in the long jump with a leap of 21-feet and finished sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 42-00 3/4.

On the women's side off things, Sheena Devine (Jr., Harris, Minn.) captured the shot put title with a mark of 46-6 and was second in the weight throw of at 49-8 1/2.

On the track, Kristin Mittness (So., Morris, Minn.) ran a rare 500-meter dash at took first with a time of 1:29.93.

The Bemidji State track and field teams will be back in action this weekend (Feb. 17) as they travel to Collegeville, Minn. to compete in the St. John's Invitational.