Beavers have strong performance at Twin Ports Invite

Beavers have strong performance at Twin Ports Invite
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Beavers have strong performance at Twin Ports Invite

SUPERIOR, Wis. (Lydia Thering Fieldhouse) – Senior Nikki Anderson and the Bemidji State 4x1600-meter relay team shined at the Twin Ports Invite in Superior, Wis. Saturday on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Anderson and Chloe Miller finished one and two in the 60-meter hurdles with times of 9.51 and 9.60, a personal-best time for Anderson.

The Bemidji State 4x1,600-meter relay squad of Phillie Bacon, Jane Austin, Jolynne Denman and Courtney Anderson finished in first place with a time 24:57.43. The time is good for a school indoor record.

Another first place finish came from the distance medley relay team of Bacon, Madison Kealy, Sarone Paulzine and Nicole Crummy with a time of 14:46.42.

Top finishes were also followed by several personal-bests for the Beavers.

Junior thrower Samantha Velde set her personal best weight throw finishing in second place with a throw of 43-5.75. Amanda Anderson set a career-best 800-meter run with a time of 2:45.95, placing third. Austin was right behind Anderson also setting a personal best time of 2:48.27. Senior jumper Carly Schwint established a career-best long jump with a leap of 14-3.

Next weekend the Beavers are on the road again as they travel to Moorhead, Minn. to compete in the Cobber Duals on the campus of Concordia College. Events are set to begin at noon Saturday at Olson Forum.

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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).