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.