Maras sets record; BSU finishes eleventh at NSIC Championships
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Maras sets record; BSU finishes eleventh at NSIC Championships

MANKATO, Minn. (Myers Fieldhouse) -- The Bemidji State University women’s track and field team completed the final day of competition at the 2012 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Indoor Track and Field Championships in eleventh-place with nine points. The Beavers were led by senior captain Kirsten Maras (Sr., Ramsey, Minn.) as she broke her own school record to place sixth in the finals of the 800-meter run.

Maras broke the tape in two minutes, 18.75 seconds (2:18.75) to shave six hundredths of a second off her previous-best (2:18.81) and garner three points for the team standings.

In the 600, junior Michelle Ohman (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) turned in a season-best time of 1:38.44 to claim three points and finish in sixth-place.

Ashley Larva (Jr., Floodwood, Minn.) sprinted home in 9.00 seconds flat to pick up two team points with the seventh-fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles. Larva just missed out on her school record mark of (8.99) set in yesterday's preliminary.

In addition to the eight points earned today, BSU earned one point yesterday with an eighth-place finish in the distance medley.

The close of the conference championships puts an end to the 2012 indoor season for the Beavers. BSU is set to open its outdoor campaign April 6 at the Vance Butler Meet in Sioux Falls, S.D.