MANKATO, Minn. -- Three running program records were broken as the Bemidji State University track & field team finished the 2020 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday in Mankato, Minn. The 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run and mile run records were all broken as the Beavers finished the weekend with 20 points.
Sophomore hurdler Faith Beck broke the BSU 60-meter hurdles record that stood for seven years after a fifth-place time of 8.94 in the finals event. Her record time was 0.02 seconds faster than the previous record, set by Ashley Larva in 2013.
Senior Kristen Petron broke her own record in the mile run with a time of 5:16.93. Her time was just under one second faster and was good enough for 12th in the event.
Sophomore distance runner Ryne Prigge also broke her own record after taking fifth in the 800m run finals event. During the finals, she ran the record time in 2:16.91 which is just over one second faster than her previous record set at the BSU Open earlier this season.
Sophomore thrower Zoe Christensen took BSU’s highest individual finish of the day while taking second place in the shot put. She finished with a throw of 47-feet-01.75-inches in the finals portion of the event.
As a team, Bemidji State finished with 20 points to place 11th overall. Bemidji State’s student-athletes combined to break 11 personal records.
NSIC Indoor Championships – Results (200m Track)
Distance Medley Relay
11. Johnson, Realing, Herdering, Evans – 13:55.32
60m Hurdles (Prelims)
7. Faith Beck – 9.06
60m Hurdles (Prelims)
5. Faith Beck – 8.94 (BSU Record)
400m Dash (Prelims)
13. Janice Cole – 59.77
800m Run (Prelims)
5. Ryne Prigge – 2:20.07
9. Kristen Petron – 2:21.14 (PR)
18. Mckenzie Evans – 2:34.45
800m Run (Finals)
5. Ryne Prigge – 2:16.91 (BSU Record)
12. Kristen Petron – 5:16.93 (BSU Record)
9. Cole, Kjelland, Prigge, Petron – 4:03.94
10.Anastasia Klein – 2.97m/9-09
15. Faith Beck – 2.97m/9-09
18. Analise Fabre – 10.81m/35-05.25
12. Cheri’A Adams – 5.26m/17-03
16. Libby Christenson – 1.50m/4-11
2. Zoe Christensen – 14.37m/47-01.75
7. Tierra Doss – 13.81m/45-03.75 (PR)
14. Zoe Christensen – 15.82m/51-10.75
22. Gena Baklund – 14.36m/47-01.25
23. Elizabeth Hiltner – 13.98m/45-10.50
9. Aneesa Tucker – 3,108 (PR)
15. Libby Christenson – 2,758 (PR)
Pentathlon – 60m Hurdles
9. Aneesa Tucker – 9.71 (PR)
16. Libby Christenson – 10.34 (PR)
Pentathlon – High Jump
15. Libby Christenson – 1.45m/4-09
17. Aneesa Tucker – 1.42m/4-08
Pentathlon – Shot Put
9. Libby Christenson – 9.53m/31-03.25
12. Aneesa Tucker – 9.25m/30-04.25 (PR)
Pentathlon – Long Jump
6. Aneesa Tucker – 5.06m/16-07.25 (PR)
18. Libby Christenson – 4.45m/14-07.25
Pentathlon – 800m Run
2. Aneesa Tucker – 2:25.48
10. Libby Christenson – 2:35.42
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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).