BSU returns to action; Beavers to participate in Lake Superior Challenge
Friday, February 15, 2008
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University track and field teams return to Action Feb. 16 after an unplanned, weather related week off. The teams are set to participate in the Lake Superior Challenge at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. while the multi-event athletes will also get the 2008 Indoor Championships underway traveling to Aberdeen, S.D. for the league's heptathlon and pentathlon.

Events are set to begin at 11 am at CSS's Burns Wellness Commons and will feature competitors for the likes of the Minnesota, St. Thomas, St. Olaf, St. Scholastica, Minnesota Duluth, Wisconsin-Superior, Wisconsin-River Falls and Wisconsin-Stout.

Sunday, a handful of BSU student-athletes will help open NSIC Championship as the women compete in the pentathlon and the men in the heptathlon. The women are set to get the pentathlon underway at 2 p.m. with the 55-meter hurdles while the men open action in the heptathlon with the 55-meter dash at 2:10 p.m.

While the women will complete all five events on Sunday, the men will get the 55-meter dash, long jump, shot put and high jump in Saturday with the 55-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000-meter run slated to wrap up the event Monday.

Defending NSIC heptathlon champion and league record-holder Zac Preble (So., Coleraine, Minn.) looks to lead the charge and garner some early points for the Beavers in the event. Points awarded to the top six finishers in the multi-event competitions count towards NSIC Championship team point totals.

The remainder of the 2008 NSIC Championships will take place Feb. 29 and Mar. 1 at BSU's own Gillett Recreation/Fitness Center.

Bemidji State is in the stretch run of its 2008 indoor schedule. In addition to this weekend's action, the team will host the Bemidji State Twilight at 4 p.m. Feb. 21 as a final tune-up for the league championships.