Barker and Lopez double to lead Beavers at Super 8

Barker and Lopez double to lead Beavers at Super 8
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Barker and Lopez double to lead Beavers at Super 8

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Gillett Wellness Center) -- Bemidji State University Track and Field newcomers Jada Barker and Vanessa Rae Lopez each won two events to headline the Beavers at the Super 8 Open Saturday at the Gellett Wellness Center.

Barker, placed first in the 60-meter and 200-meter dash events in her BSU debut. The freshman finished just .13 off school record pace in the 60, posting a time of 8.01 seconds, while she won the 200 by nearly a second (.63), breaking the tape in 26.87.

On the opposite end of the running event spectrum, Lopez pushed finished more than five seconds ahead of her closes competition to post a time of 5 minutes, 30.06 and then clocked a time of 11:18.03 in the 3,000-meter run.

In addition to Barker and Lopez grabbing first place, Savanah Olson also took top honors winning the shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 11.50 inches, while Samara Tobeck stretched the tape to 46-00.75 in the weight throw to place second.

The Beavers return to action Jan. 21 when they travel to Superior, Wis. to and the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Superior to compete in the Twin Ports Open.

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