Sprinters headline Bemidji State at Beaver Twilight

Sprinters headline Bemidji State at Beaver Twilight
Friday, February 17, 2017
Sprinters headline Bemidji State at Beaver Twilight

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Gillett Wellness Center) -- Jada Barker and Alex Coleman each posted personal-best sprint times, while Vanessa Rae Lopez inched closer to the 1,000-meter record with a season-best mark Friday as the Bemidji State University Track and Field team hosted the Beaver Twilight.

Barker opened the running events qualifying for the finals in the 60-meter dash with a season-best 7.98 seconds only to better her time in the finals, placing second with a 7.95.

Coleman trimmed nearly a second from her 400-meter time, clocking a 1:00.10 to finish second. In addition, she also placed second in the long jump, clearing 17 feet, 9.5 inches.

Fresh off a school record in the mile run a week ago, Lopez set her sights on another in the 1,000-meter run.  While she finished just off school-record time, she posted a personal-best 3:05.91 in the event.

In addition, Sarone Paulzine placed third in the mile run (6:08.86), Marissa Morgenstern placed third in the 60-meter hurdles, turning in a personal-record 10.82 seconds in the preliminary round, Madison Kealy established a personal-best 2:34.67 to finish third in the 800-meter run, Jane Austin was second in the 3,000-meter run (12:05.00) and Savanah Olson was fourth in the shot put (39-02.25).

The Beavers will hit the road tomorrow to compete in the UND Tune-Up. Events are slated to begin at 10 a.m. at the UND High Performance Center in Grand Forks, N.D.