BSU’s past and present collide at the Eighth Annual Alumni Meet
Monday, January 11, 2010
BSU’s past and present collide at the Eighth Annual Alumni Meet
BEMIDJI , Minn. -- (Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center) Nearly 30 former members of the Bemidji State University men’s and women’s track and field teams returned to Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center last weekend to relive their glory days in a head-to-head match up with the 2010 Beavers in BSU’s Eighth Annual Alumni Track and Field Meet.

The “Old Moldy Green” alumni squad was paced by M’Kelle Tomberline who captured event titles in the 55-meter dash (7.66) and the long jump (18-05.00), while school record-holder and three-time national champion Sheena Remitz (Devine) took first in the shot put (42-10.00).Melanie Hevel also ran a 12:56.72, 3,000-meters to finish first and Rebecca Hougen edged all current student-athletes to post the fastest time in the 55-meter hurdles.

Kristi Buerkle (Jr., Stacy, Minn.) led the way for the 2010 edition of the BSU women taking first in the 200-meters and finishing the 400, her first of this indoor season, just a fraction of a second off of her school-record pace (57.65).

Kendra Cobb (So., Nashwauk, Minn.) also took top honors in two events earning wins in the high jump (5-08.00) and pole vault (7-06.00).

On the men’s side, the alumni captured event wins in nine of the 14 events. Recent 2009 graduate Kyle Nooker set the pace in the 55-meter and 200-meter (23.26) races and All-America thrower Joe Remitz settled back into his old surroundings nicely to sweep the throwing events with a 53-01.50 in the shot put and a 55-02.00 in the weight throw. Also doubling in the middle distance events was Kenny Miller, who broke the tape in a time of 2:05.31 in the 800-meter run and clocked a 4:39.48 mile to take that event.

Senior standout Zac Preble (Coleraine, Minn.) led all current Beavers clearing 14-06.00 to edge out the competition in the pole vault and tied former Beaver Tom Smith in the long jump (20-02.00). Preble also placed second in the shot put with a throw of 47-01.00.

In addition to Preble, current Beavers: Mark Buerkle (Fr., Stacy, Minn.) won the 400-meter dash (52.64), Michael Meehlhause took the 3,000-meter run (11:06.91) and newcomer Jimmy Plain recorded a 42-08.00 in the triple jump to capture top honors.

The Bemidji State men’s and women’s track and field teams return to their regular-season schedule when they host the Bemidji State Multi and Super 8 Open at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday Jan. 15. The multi events will resume on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. with the Super 8 Meet set for a 1:00 p.m. starting gun.