Aberdeen, S.D. -- (Swisher Field) Bemidji State sophomore Tandy Juell (Redwood Falls, Minn.) holds second place through five events in the decathlon, while Taylor Sautbine (So., Tamarack, Minn.) sits second in the heptathlon after the first day as members of the BSU men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams took part in the 2011 NSIC Multi Championships at Swisher Field Sunday.
Juell earned 3,382 points on day one, sitting just 99 points behind Minnesota State University Moorhead's Laquone Robinson for the top spot. Juell started the day strong with a pair of top five finishes, placing fourth in the 100-meter dash (11.35 seconds) and fifth in the 400. The sophomore turned in season-best efforts in the high jump (5-11 ¼) and shot put (39-8 ½) placing third and second, respectively.
Sautbine exploded out of the blocks with back-to-back second places finishes, turning in a time of 27.76 seconds in the 200-meter dash and crossing the finish line in the 100-meter hurdles with a 2011-best 15.41 seconds. The sophomore turned in her best efforts of the season in three of the four events on the day, placing 10th in the high jump (4-8 ¼) and fourth in the shot put (32-10 ¼). Sautbine collected 2,512 points overall, ranking second behind Northern State University’s Tanya Vassar by 51 points.
the heptathlon for the BSU women, Pearl Walker (Sr., Bemidji,
Minn.) closed the day in ninth place with 2,138 points, turning in her best
efforts of the outdoor season in all four events. The senior started the day
earning a sixth place finish in the 200 (29.05 seconds) before closing the day
by placing sixth in the shot put (30-0).
On the men’s side, Senior Brian Bauleke (LeCenter, Minn.) grips 12-place heading into day two with 2,836 points in the decathlon. Bauleke elevated to a height of 6-2 ¾ in the high jump to swipe a fourth place finish, while placing ninth in the 400 (56.46).
The Beavers will set out to complete the decathlon and heptathlon beginning at 10 a.m. Monday.