Heptathlon record falls as BSU secures nine points for NSIC Championships

Heptathlon record falls as BSU secures nine points for NSIC Championships
Monday, April 29, 2019
Heptathlon record falls as BSU secures nine points for NSIC Championships

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Al Sahli Track) -- A trio of Bemidji State University track and field student-athletes helped the team secure nine points Sunday and Monday at the 2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Multi-Event Championships in Aberdeen, S.D. Senior Christa Benson took second in the heptathlon with a BSU outdoor record, NCAA provisional qualifying mark for eight points while freshman Kylie Monson took eighth to add one point towards the team’s score for the NSIC Outdoor Championships.

Benson broke the BSU program record in the heptathlon for the third time in the last three weeks with a second-place score of 4,689. She improved on her previous heptathlon score with another NCAA provisional qualifying mark to earn eight points for the Beavers. Monson’s eighth-place score of 4,264 earned BSU one point to put the team in second overall heading into the NSIC Outdoor Championships May 10-11 in Duluth, Minn.

Benson, Monson, and sophomore Aneesa Tucker all set personal record marks in the heptathlon, including Tucker’s 15th-place score of 3,490. In addition to setting personal records in the heptathlon, Benson set career marks in the 100-meter hurdles (14.78), shot put (31-feet-10.75-inches), long jump (17-06), and javelin (94-01), Monson set career marks in the 100m hurdles (15.74), shot put (28-00.25), 200m dash (26.84), and long jump (16-11.25), and Tucker set career marks in the 100m hurdles (17.70), high jump (4-09.50), 200m dash (28.36), and javelin (80-09).

NSIC Multi Championships | Aberdeen, S.D.
Christa Benson – 2nd, 4,689 (PR)
Kylie Monson – 8th, 4,264 (PR)
Aneesa Tucker – 15th, 3,490 (PR)

100m Hurdles (Hept.)
Christa Benson – 4th, 14.78 (PR)
Kylie Monson – 10th, 15.74 (PR)
Aneesa Tucker – 16th, 17.70 (PR)

High Jump (Hept.)
Christa Benson – 2nd, 5-02.25/1.58m
Kylie Monson – 7th, 5-01.00/1.55m
Aneesa Tucker – 14th, 4-09.50/1.46m (PR)

Shot Put (Hept.)
Christa Benson – 5th, 31-10.75/9.72m (PR)
Kylie Monson – 12th, 28-00.25/8.54m (PR)
Aneesa Tucker – 17th, 23-10.00/7.26m

200m Dash (Hept.)
Christa Benson – 3rd, 26.46
Kylie Monson – 5th, 26.84 (PR)
Aneesa Tucker – 14th, 28.36 (PR)

Long Jump (Hept.)
Christa Benson – 3rd, 17-06/5.33m (PR)
Kylie Monson – 7th, 16-11.25/5.16m (PR)
Aneesa Tucker – 13th, 16-05.75/5.02m

Javelin (Hept.)
Christa Benson – 6th, 94-01/28.67m (PR)
Kylie Monson – 13th, 81-09/24.91m
Aneesa Tucker – 14th, 80-09/24.61m (PR)

800m Run (Hept.)
Christa Benson – 1st, 2:26.58
Kylie Monson – 2nd, 2:29.69
Aneesa Tucker – 13th, 2:46.78

Team Scores
1. Augustana – 10
2. Bemidji State – 9
2. St. Cloud State – 9
4. MSU Moorhead – 5
5. U-Mary – 4
6. Sioux Falls - 2

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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).