Bemidji State collects top honors in several events
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Bemidji State collects top honors in several events

Duluth, Minn. (Burns Wellness Fieldhouse) -- The Bemidji State University track and field team was led by veterans at the Lake Superior Challenge Saturday at the College of St. Scholastica.

The Beavers best performance of the day came from the 4x200 Relay. The team of Nikki Anderson, Nicole Crummy, Sara Melom, and Chloe Miller finished in second place with a time of 1:52.14.

Additionally, Ciara Brewster finished in fourth place in the shot put with a throw of 39-3.25.

Four other Bemidji State competitors finished in the top 10 (out of at least 16 participants) in their events:

Melom finished eighth in the high jump, clearing a height of 4-feet, 9.5-inches. Austyn Eng cleared 9-0.25 in the pole vault to finish in seventh. Denna Hegg had a throw of 45-9.25 to finish eighth in the weight throw. Finally, Emily Turner finished ninth in the mile run with a time of 5:32.40.

BSU Track & Field will be on the road again next weekend as they travel to Superior, Wis. Feb. 14 to participate in the Yellowjacket Open at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. 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).