Leonhardt's first-place throw of 45-07.00 feet not only marks his personal best, it also stands as the first event victory of his collegiate career. Senior jumper Nate Bahr (So., Clearbrook, Minn.) also had a strong performance for the Beavers. Bahr finished second in the triple jump stretching the tape to 40-05.00 feet. In addition, Bemidji State’s Mitch Drotts (Fr., Deer River, Minn.) vaulted himself just shy of a first place finish with a jump of 12-08.25 feet to finish third in the pole vault.
BSU’s sophomore sprinter Buerkle won the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.10 seconds. In the women’s 55-meter hurdles, Sara Dalton (So., St. Cloud, Minn.) finished third recording a time of 8.89 seconds, one-tenth of a second behind the second place finisher. Dalton also finished fourth in the 55-meter dash crossing the line in 7.71 seconds.
Bemidji State returns to the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center next weekend to host the Bemidji State Twilight. The event is slated for a 4 p.m. start on Saturday afternoon. This will be BSU’s final tune-up before the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships which are scheduled for the Beavers' home track Feb. 27-28.