Preble falls one point short of tying school record in heptathlon
Monday, December 14, 2009

FARGO, N.D. -- Bemidji State University senior multi-event athlete Zac Preble (Coleraine, Minn.) fell just one point short of tying his own school record in the heptathlon with 5,011 points at the Bison Holiday Heptathlon, hosted by Division I North Dakota State University, Dec. 11-12. Junior hurdler Pearl Walker (Bemidji, Minn.) competed in the women’s Bison Holiday Open Pentathlon, finishing sixth with a personal-best 2,230 points.

Preble finished fourth in the event, while taking home first-place in the shot put with a 14.96 meter toss. Freshman Tandy Juell (multi-event, Redwood Falls, Minn.) scored 4,252 points, finishing seventh and 298 points shy of an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Junior multi-event athlete Brian Bauleke (Le Center, Minn.) finished eighth with 3,617 points. He won the 1000-meter event with a time of 2:47.04.

The Beavers return to action Jan. 9, 2010 when they host their own Alumni Meet. The event is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Gillett-Recreation and Fitness Center.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).