Bemidji State’s Sevila breaks school pentathlon record

Bemidji State’s Sevila breaks school pentathlon record
Friday, January 22, 2016
Bemidji State’s Sevila breaks school pentathlon record

MANKATO, Minn. (Myers Fieldhouse) – Bemidji State University’s Emeline Sevila broke the BSU indoor pentathlon record Friday at the Minnesota State University, Mankato Open and Multi with a score of 3,212 points, finishing second overall. The record was previously held by Taylor Sautbine (3,134 in 2013).

Emeline Sevila, a junior transfer from Nimes, France finished first in the long jump with a leap of 5.15 meters and had a high-score of 836 points in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.36, a personal best.

Freshman Christa Benson also competed in the events. Her top finish came in the 60-meter hurdles, receiving 756 points with a time of 9.77, which is also a personal-best time.

Tomorrow the Beavers are in Superior, Wis. competing at the Twin Ports Invite on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Superior.

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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).