Throwers lead Bemidji State in Super Eight Open
Saturday, January 20, 2007
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State Univesity indoor track and field teams opened the 2007 indoor season Saturday as they hosted the Super Eight Open at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center. The Bemidji State thowers led the way for the Beavers as they had at least one thrower finish in the top three in all of the throwing events.

Justin Cox (Jr., Menahga, Minn.) and Joe Remitz (Jr., North Branch, Minn.) finished in the top three in both of their respective events. Cox picked up a second place finish in the weight throw with a throw of 54-03.25, while Remitz finished in a close third with a throw of 53-02.25. In the shot put event Remitz and Cox took the top two spots with Remitz leading the way with a throw of 53-07.75, and Cox picking up the second spot with a throw of 53-03.00.

In the track events for the men, Bemidji State saw Kyle Nooker (So., Green Bay, Wis.) garner second place in the 200 meter dash finishing with a time of 23.39, just under three tenth’s behind the top spot. Todd Zeidler (Sr., Plentywood, Mont.) ran a personal best in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:23.35 which was good for third place.

Sheena Devine (Jr., Harris, Minn.) also collected points for the Beavers, earning first place in two field events. She took first in the weight throw making a distance of 50-07.25 and threw the shot put 47-03.75 to out measure her nearest competitor of six feet. Bemidji State picked up a strong showing from senior thrower Lindsey Bergeson (Trail, Minn.) as she picked up second place in the shot put with a throw of 41-03.25.

The track events for the women saw Nicole Friend (International Falls, Minn.) finish in third place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:02.63.

Bemidji State teams will hit the road next weekend as they will travel to Moorhead, Minn., on Jan. 26 to compete in the Concordia Multi and then travel to Superior, Wis. on Jan. 27 when the Beavers will compete in the Superior Invite.