Christensen throws BSU record for Track & Field at UND Tune-Up

Christensen throws BSU record for Track & Field at UND Tune-Up
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Christensen throws BSU record for Track & Field at UND Tune-Up

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Sophomore thrower Zoe Christensen was at the forefront of eight top 10 Bemidji State University track & field records as the team completed the UND Tune-Up Saturday in Grand Forks, N.D.

Christensen broke her own program record in the weight throw with a second-place toss of 59-feet-05-inches. Her mark ranks 20th in the nation and exceeded her previous record by nearly one foot. Christensen also took second place in the shot put with a throw of 47-08.50, which is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark and ranks eighth all-time in program history.

Sophomore Faith Beck set two top 10 program records in the 60-meter hurdles with the third-best time of 8.99 in the preliminary round and the sixth-best time of 9.02 in the finals. She took sixth place in the preliminary race and seventh in the finals.

Of the five mid-distance runners competing in the 800m run, three set top 10 program marks including sophomore Ryne Prigge, senior Kristen Petron and freshman Mckenzie Evans. Prigge set the second-best time in the 800m with a third-place-finish time of 2:17.18, Petron set the fifth-best time with a personal record 2:21.98 and Evans set the 10th best time with a personal record 2:26.72.

Sophomore sprinter Beatrice Kjelland took a win in the 60m dash with a personal record time of 7.71, which ranks tied for fifth in program history. She began the day with a first-place time of 7.76 in the preliminary race.

In total, Bemidji State finished with 15 personal records and 15 top-five finishes.

The Beavers will head to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships Feb. 28-29 in Mankato, Minn.

UND Tune-Up – Results (300m Track)
60m Hurdles (Prelims)
6. Faith Beck – 8.99
16. Aneesa Tucker – 9.94
17. Libby Christenson – 10.56
18. Katelyn Wagner – 10.58 (PR)
19. Ashley Kinnard – 10.72

60m Hurdles (Finals)
7. Faith Beck – 9.02

60m Dash (Prelims)
1. Beatrice Kjelland – 7.76
3. Jonae Bond – 8.02
11. Anastasia Klein – 8.80 (PR)

60m Dash (Finals)
1. Beatrice Kjelland – 7.71 (PR)
3. Jonae Bond – 7.99

200m Dash
2. Beatrice Kjelland – 25.86 (PR)
3. Janice Cole – 26.23 (PR)
8. Jonae Bond – 27.02

600m Run
1. Aneesa Tucker – 1:45.74
2. Libby Christenson – 1:50.24
3. Ashley Kinnard – 1:53.73
4. Katelyn Wagner – 1:55.72 (PR)

800m Run
3. Ryne Prigge – 2:17.18
8. Kristen Petron – 2:21.98 (PR)
11. Mckenzie Evans – 2:26.72 (PR)
15. Lily Johnson – 2:36.58 (PR)
19. Emma Realing – 2:40.32 (PR)

Mile
15. Ashley Herdering – 5:56.53
17. Allyna Storms – 5:59.56 (PR)
19. Carissa Decko – 8:10.62

Long Jump
3. Cheri’A Adams – 5.14m/16-10.75
5. Aneesa Tucker – 4.91m/16-01.25
9. Libby Christenson – 4.22m/13-10.25

High Jump
12. Aneesa Tucker – 1.40m/4-07

Pole Vault
7. Anastasia Klein – 3.05m/10-00
9. Faith Beck – 2.90m/9-06.25

Shot Put
2. Zoe Christensen – 14.54m/47-08.50 (NCAA Provisional Qualifier)
5. Tierra Doss – 13.10m/42-11.75
16. Rafaela Rafajlovska – 8.80m/28-10.50 (PR)

Weight Throw
2. Zoe Christensen – 18.11m/59-05 (BSU Record/NCAA Provisional Qualifier)
9. Elizabeth Hiltner – 15.02m/49-03.25 (PR)
10. Gena Baklund – 14.84m/48-08.25
19. Alexis Gehrig – 12.07m/39-07.25
21. Rafaela Rafajlovska – 9.60m/31-06 (PR)

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