Remitz shatters BSU outdoor shot put record at Cobber Twilight
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
MOORHEAD, Minn. - Bemidji State senior thrower Joe Remitz (North Branch, Minn.) surpassed the 60-foot mark to claim first in the shot put while finishing fourth in the discus and hammer throws to headline a small contingent of BSU track and field athletes that participated in the Cobber Twilight in Moorhead, Minn. Tuesday.

Just 48 hours removed from their last meet, the Bison Open, a handful of BSU specialist participated in the Cobber Twilight in an effort to improve their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and national standing.

Remitz's season-best toss of 60 feet four inches surpassed his own school record in the event by nearly two feet (58-7.5). The senior entered the Twilight owning the nation's second-best throw and added 28 inches to that mark to close the gap between he and Ashland's Brian Vickers.

Remitz also competed well in the other throwing events. He hurled the discus 149-9 to place fourth and stretched the tape to 165-10 in the hammer throw to come in fourth.

Jon Clemens (Sr., Princeton, Minn.) also had one of his best showings of the campaign. Placing in two jumping events, he reeled in season-best distances in both the high jump and long jump. The Princeton, Minn. native cleared 6-4 to claim second place in the high jump while he landed sixth place in the long jump with a distance of 20-1.74. His height in the high jump not only stands as Clemens' best of 2008, it also sits as the second-longest leap in the NSIC this season.

In an event where team points are awarded for individual finishes, the BSU men's team scored 38 points to slide into seventh place out of 13 represented institutions.

While the Beaver men had success in the field events, the BSU women fared well on the track. Freshman standout and current NSIC Female Athlete of the Week Kristi Buerkle (Forest Lake, Minn.) posted her fastest 100-meter dash time of the 2008 outdoor campaign, climbing into the No. 5 spot on the league's top 10 list clocking a time of 12.70.

Sara Dalton (Fr., St. Cloud, Minn.) was Bemidji State's other bright spot Tuesday recording a time of 16.23 in the 100-meter hurdles.

The BSU women placed 11th in the 13-team event.

The Beavers continue the outdoor season April 19 when they travel to Minot, N.D. to participate in the Minot State Open.