MEMOMONIE, Wis. (UW-Stout Sport and Fitness Center) – Sophomore Sara Melom placed in the top five in both of her respective events including the 400-meter dash and the high jump to lead the Bemidji State University track and field team at the UW-Stout Open Saturday.
Melom sprinted to third place in the 400-meter dash with a time of one-minute, 1.35-seconds. Melom then posted a second place finish in the high jump, clearing a height of 4-feet, 11-inches.
Four other Beaver participants placed in the top five in their respective events.
Nicole Crummy set an indoor career-high in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:25.29, finishing in second place. Ciara Brewster recorded a throw of 39-00.375 to finish third in the shot put. Denna Hegg placed fourth in the weight throw (45-08.50), and Hailey Horob finished third in the pole vault with a score of 10-6.25.
Additionally, the Beavers’ team of Horob, Crummy, Melom, and Nikki Anderson dashed into a second-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay.
BSU track and field will be on the road again next weekend as it travels to Moorhead, Minn. Jan. 31 to participate in the Cobber Duals at Concordia College. Events are set to get begin at noon.
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).