Fourteen personal records set as Beavers close NSIC Indoor Championships

Fourteen personal records set as Beavers close NSIC Indoor Championships
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Fourteen personal records set as Beavers close NSIC Indoor Championships

MANKATO, Minn. (Myers Fieldhouse) -- A Bemidji State University track and field program record and NCAA provisional qualifying mark highlighted the end of the 2018-19 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships Saturday afternoon in Mankato, Minn. Sophomore Venice Stewart broke her own record in the 200-meter dash while the Beavers totaled 18 top-10 finishes on the day.

Stewart finished third in the 200m dash with an NCAA provisional qualifying and BSU program record time of 24.79 in the finals after beginning the preliminaries with a previous BSU record time of 24.85. Stewart also took sixth in the 60m dash with a time of 7.71.

Senior Christa Benson took second in the pentathlon with a personal record score of 3,516, one point shy of tying the BSU program record. On her way to the second-place finish, Benson set personal records in the 800m run (1st, 2:24.18), 60m hurdles (3rd, 9.08), shot put (5th, 32-feet-01.00-inch), and long jump (2nd, 17-09.00). Also competing in the pentathlon was freshman Kylie Monson, who finished with a personal record and eighth-place mark of 3,061, and sophomore Libby Christenson, who finished 11th with a score of 2,731.

Freshman Zoe Christensen earned BSU three points with a sixth-place finish in the shot put, setting a personal record throw of 45-00.25.

In total, the Beavers finished with 14 personal record marks on the day.

Long Jump
Cheri’A Adams – 23rd, 4.94m/16-02.50
Kylie Monson – 25th, 4.76m/15-07.50

Triple Jump
Kylie Monson – 11th, 11.26m/36-11.50

High Jump
Christa Benson – 15th, 1.57m/5-01.75
Kelsey Hurley – 19th, 1.53m/5-00.25

Weight Throw
Zoe Christensen – 19th, 15.39m/50-06.00 (PR)
Gena Baklund – 22nd, 15.04m/49-04.25 (PR)
Regan Grube – 27th, 13.69m/44-11.00

Shot Put
Zoe Christensen – 6th, 13.72m/45-00.25 (PR)

60m Hurdles (Prelims)
Christa Benson – 13th, 9.13
Kayla Crump – DQ

60m Dash (Prelims)
Venice Stewart – 6th, 7.71q
Jonae Bond – 15th, 7.91
Beatrice Kjelland – 17th, 7.91
Jada Barker – 19th, 8.01

60m Dash (Finals)
Venice Stewart – 6th, 7.71

200m Dash (Prelims)
Venice Stewart – 2nd, 24.85q
Jada Barker – 17th, 26.01
Kelsey Hurley – 19th, 26.47

200m Dash (Finals)
Venice Stewart – 3rd, 24.79 (BSU Record (200m track)/NCAA Provisional Qualifier)

800m Run
Kristen Petron – 12th, 2:27.25

1,000m Run
Ryne Prigge – 9th, 3:01.10

4x400m Relay
Barker, Benson, Prigge, Stewart – 11th, 4:07.25

Christa Benson – 2nd, 3,516 (PR)
Kylie Monson – 8th, 3,061 (PR)
Libby Christenson – 11th, 2,731

Pentathlon | 60m Hurdles
Christa Benson – 3rd, 9.08 (PR)
Kylie Monson – 10th, 9.86 (PR)
Libby Christenson – 12th, 10.49

Pentathlon | Long Jump
Christa Benson – 2nd, 5.41m/17-09.00 (PR)
Kylie Monson – 8th, 4.95m/16-03.00
Libby Christenson – 15th, 4.34m/14-03.00

Pentathlon | Shot Put
Christa Benson – 5th, 9.78m/32-01.00 (PR)
Libby Christenson – 10th, 9.04m/29-08.00
Kylie Monson – 16th, 7.66m/25-01.75

Pentathlon | High Jump
Kylie Monson – 2nd, 1.57m/5-01.75 (PR)
Christa Benson – 5th, 1.54m/5-00.50
Libby Christenson – 11th, 1.48m/4-10.25

Pentathlon | 800m Run
Christa Benson – 1st, 2:24.18 (PR)
Kylie Monson – 5th, 2:29.43 (PR)
Libby Christenson – 6th, 2:33.13 (PR)

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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).