Beavers win BSU Open behind Prigge, Stewart record marks

Beavers win BSU Open behind Prigge, Stewart record marks
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Beavers win BSU Open behind Prigge, Stewart record marks

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Sophomore mid-distance runner Ryne Prigge and junior sprinter Venice Stewart each set Bemidji State University indoor program records to help the team to a win at the BSU Open on Saturday at Gillett Wellness Center.

Prigge set the BSU mark in the 800-meter run on a 200m track with a first-place time of 2:18.04. The previous record was set in 2012 by Kirsten Maras. Stewart set the new BSU benchmark in the 60m dash indoor with a first-place time of 7.64. She broke her own program record of 7.67 set last season. She also took a win in the 200m dash with a time of 25.21, which ranks fifth-best in BSU indoor history.

Sophomore thrower Zoe Christensen hit her second NCAA provisional qualifying mark of the indoor season during her win in the weight throw. She recorded a personal record throw of 56-feet-10.25-inches to hit the mark, which also ranks second all-time at BSU indoors. Christensen also took a win in the shot put with a toss of 44-10.50.

Also taking event wins included sophomore Faith Beck in the 60m hurdles, freshman Janice Cole in the 400m dash, freshman Lily Johnson in the 600m run and senior Kristen Petron in the mile run. Beck’s time of 8.98 in the 60m hurdles ranks second all-time at BSU while Petron’s mile time of 5:26.65 ranks eighth-best all-time.

In total, the Beavers set 25 personal record marks with 28 top-five finishes at the BSU Open.

Bemidji State hits the road for its next meet Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the UND Open & Multi hosted in Grand Forks, N.D.

BSU Open Results
Team Results
1. Bemidji State – 188
2. St. Cloud State – 164
3. MSU Moorhead – 124
4. Minnesota Duluth 87
5. UW-Superior - 25

60m Hurdles (Prelims)
1. Faith Beck – 9.14
9. Aneesa Tucker – 10.30
12. Ashley Kinnard – 10.58 (PR)
13. Andrea Dudley – 10.66
14. Libby Christenson – 10.76
15. Katelyn Wagner – 10.82 (PR)

60m Hurdles (Finals)
1. Faith Beck – 8.98 (PR)

60m Dash (Prelims)
1. Venice Stewart – 7.72
5. Janice Cole – 8.00
7. Jonae Bond – 8.15
14. Lillian Schmitz – 8.77 (PR)
15. Anastasia Klein – 8.95 (PR)
17. Amanda Smith – 8.98 (PR)
21. Tricia Niznik – 9.98 (PR)
22. Allyson Straus – 10.50 (PR)

60m Dash (Finals)
1. Venice Stewart – 7.64 (PR/BSU Record)
4. Jonae Bond – 8.02
7. Janice Cole – 8.28

200m Dash
1. Venice Stewart – 25.21
14. Lillian Schmitz – 28.78 (PR)
16. Amanda Smith – 29.00 (PR)
21. Allyson Straus – 36.29 (PR)

400m Dash
1. Janice Cole – 1:00.17 (PR)
8. Alexis Gehrig – 1:26.33 (PR)

600m Run
1. Lily Johnson – 1:53.51 (PR)
2. Katelyn Wagner – 2:00.87 (PR)

800m Run
1. Ryne Prigge – 2:18.04 (BSU Record)
4. Mckenzie Evans – 2:35.23 (PR)

1000m Run
4. Emma Realing – 3:30.47 (PR)
10. Allyna Storms – 3:41.28 (PR)

Mile Run
1. Kristen Petron – 5:26.65
4. Ashley Herdering – 5:56.25 (PR)
12. Carissa Decko – 8:22.90

4x400m Relay
3. Evans, Johnson, Prigge, Petron – 4:21.85
4. Tucker, Christenson, Dudley, Kinnard – 4:22.49

High Jump
5. Libby Christenson – 1.50m/4-11
10. Aneesa Tucker – 1.45m/4-09
12. Andrea Dudley – 1.35m/4-05.25

Long Jump
4. Aneesa Tucker – 4.88m/16-00.25
5. Andrea Dudley – 4.58m/15-00.25
6. Libby Christenson – 4.29m/14-01

Pole Vault
2. Anastasia Klein – 3.14m/10-03.50 (PR)
2. Faith Beck – 3.14m/10-03.50

Weight Throw
1. Zoe Christensen – 17.33m/56-10.25 (PR/NCAA Provisional Qualifier)
2. Gena Baklund – 15.15m/49-08.50
3. Tierra Doss – 14.48m/47-06.50
4. Elizabeth Hiltner – 14.40m/47-03 (PR)
10. Alexis Gehrig – 11.79m/39-04

Shot Put
1. Zoe Christensen – 13.68m/44-10.50
2. Tierra Doss – 13.53m/44-04.75
10. Elizabeth Hiltner – 10.34m/33-11
12. Libby Christenson – 9.57m/31-04.75
13. Aneesa Tucker – 8.52m/27-11.50 (PR)
15. Andrea Dudley – 8.21m/26-11.25 (PR)

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