Sautbine places 14th; Larva 15th at NSIC Multi Championship
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Sautbine places 14th; Larva 15th at NSIC Multi Championship
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center) -- Bemidji State University track and field multi-event athletes Taylor Sautbine (Jr., Tamarack, Minn.) and Ashley Larva (Jr., Floodwood, Minn.) competed in the women’s pentathlon Sunday at the 2012 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Indoor Multi Event Championship at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center. Sautbine scored a win in the shot put to help record a personal-best 2,882 points overall and finish 14th, while Larva came in one spot later (15th) with a career-high 2,826 points.

Sautbine stole the show in the shot put, tossing a personal-best 34 feet and 7 inches (34-07.00). The junior edged out Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Christina Erickson by seven inches for the top spot and picked up 565 points.

Sautbine opened the day by running a career-best time of 9.44 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles to tally 820 points and finishing ninth, before   placing 15th with a mark of 4-04.75 in the high jump.

Larva crossed the line third in the 60-m hurdles with a mark of 9.21, earning 867 points and cleared 4-02.25 in the high jump for 389 points.

In the long jump, Sautbine finished 17th with a distance of 15-05.50, while Larva hit a season-best mark of 16-05.00 to grab a tie for ninth in  the event.

The juniors closed out the day with a new marks set in the 800-meter run. Sautbine set a person-best time as she held off a late charge from Larva and St. Cloud State University’s Lauren Kuklinski on the final lap of the race to place 10th (2:40.56). Larva placed two spots back in 12th with a career-best time of 2:41.39.

Paige Pollard of Wayne State College finished with 3,506 points to claim the NSIC women’s indoor pentathlon crown for the second straight year and pick up 10 team points in the process. Freshman Tess Johnson of the University of Mary placed second with 3,461 points, while Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Kendra Mooberry finished third with 3,382 points.

The men will set out to complete the heptathlon beginning at 10 a.m. Monday with the 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and will close out the seven-event competition with the 1,000-meter run.

The entire BSU women’s track and field team returns to action Thursday as the Beavers host the BSU Twilight at the Gillett Recreation-Fitness Center.

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