MOORHEAD, Minn. (Olson Forum) – The Bemidji State University track and field team posted several top finishes and career highs as they finished tied for fifth place at the Cobber Duals at Concordia College Saturday. Junior Emily Turner established career highs in both the 1,000-meter run and the mile run.
Turner clocked a 3:17.01 to finish in third place in the 1,000-meter run, and then posted a time of 5:30.63 to place fourth in the mile run.
Several other Bemidji State competitors finished near the top in their events:
Sara Melom placed fifth in the 400-meter run (1:01.22), and also placed eighth in the high jump (4-10.25).
Nicole Crummy scored a 1:43.26 in the 600-meter run to finish in fifth place.
Denna Hegg finished in seventh in the weight throw of 44-11.75.
In addition, the 4x400-meter relay team of Horob, Crummy, Melom, and Nikki Anderson raced into a fourth place finish with a time of 4:22.71.
The Beavers will travel to Duluth, Minn. next Saturday to compete in the Lake Superior Challenge. Events are set to get begin at noon, Feb. 7 at the St. Scholastica-Burns Wellness Commons.
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).