Nearly 30 BSU track and field athletes of the past return for alumni meet
Saturday, January 12, 2008
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Nearly 30 former Bemidji State University track and field athletes dusted off their running shoes Saturday to participate in the sixth annual BSU Alumni Meet held at the Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center. The meet pitted the BSU freshman, upperclassmen and "Old Moldy Green" teams against each other in a triangular event.

Caesare Stimson led the way for the women's alumni team earning victories in the 55-meter (7.06) and 200-meter dash (27-47) while All-American Sheena Devine also grabbed a pair of first place finishes garnering wins in the weight throw (46-00.00) and the shot put (49-05.75) events. Fellow senior M'Kelle Tomberlin also had a good showing in the meet placing second in the 55-meter (7.71) and 200-meter (27.47) dashes while she claimed the top spot in the long jump with a distance of 16-07.25.

Kyle Nooker led the BSU varsity squad through the sprints breaking the tape in both the 55- (6.85) and 200-meter dash (23.82). BSU alum Kenny Miller recorded wins in the mile (4:42.18) and 800-meter run (2:06.65) showing his middle distance skills have not eroded since leaving BSU. But when it came to the field events, the upper classmen took it to the alumni behind wins from Tommy Crummy in the long jump (21-08.00) and pole vault (14-00.00) while All-American Joe Remitz scored victories in the shot put (55-00.75) and weight throw (58-02.25).

The Bemidji State teams will jump back into their regular-season schedule Jan. 18-19 when they host the BSU Multi and Super 8 Open at the Gillett Recreation and Fitness center.