BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Friday, April 9 will spark a competition for bragging rights as the Bemidji State University track & field team attempts to bring home the “Battle for the Paddle” trophy at the Winona State Meet. Field events begin at 3 p.m. followed by track events at 3:30 p.m. at Paul Giel Field in Winona, Minn.
Bemidji State will go head-to-head against St. Cloud State University, the University of Minnesota Duluth and Winona State University, with the overall team point winner taking home the Battle for the Paddle trophy.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Junior mid-distance runner Ryne Prigge added her first BSU outdoor record to her belt after the team took 12 event wins at the Cougar Classic hosted by the University of Minnesota-Morris on Saturday, April 3. Prigge grabbed a first-place finish in the 1500-meter run with a program-record time of 4:44.50. She topped the previous record by 0.60 seconds set by Tina Larson in 2013. Prigge also took first in the 800m run with a time 2:21.27.
Sophomore thrower Tierra Doss took a first and a second place finish in the shot put and hammer throw, respectively, while throwing the nation’s 23rd best mark in the shot put. She threw 43-feet-11.75-inches (13.40m) in the shot put and 144-04 (44.00m) in the hammer throw.
Junior jumper Reygan Brown earned two event wins in the high jump and triple jump. She recorded a personal record leap of 5-01.00 (1.55m) in the high jump and 34-07.75 (10.56m) in the triple jump.
Bemidji State swept the top three finishes in the 100m dash, 200m dash and 400m hurdles, high jump. On the day, 44 personal records were set while the team finished with 38 top five finishes.
LIST OF EVENTS - WINONA STATE MEET
Friday, April 9
3:00 p.m. – Discus
3:00 p.m. – Long Jump
3:30 p.m. – Pole Vault
4:15 p.m. – Triple Jump
4:15 p.m. – Hammer Throw
5:30 p.m. – High Jump
5:30 p.m. – Javelin
5:30 p.m. – Shot Put
3:30 p.m. – 100m Hurdles (Prelims)
3:45 p.m. – 100m Dash (Prelims)
4:00 p.m. – 3000m Steeplechase
4:20 p.m. – 4x100m Relay
4:30 p.m. – 1500m Run
4:45 p.m. – 100m Hurdles (Final)
4:55 p.m. – 400m Dash
5:10 p.m. – 100m Dash (Final)
5:20 p.m. – 800m Run
5:35 p.m. – 400m Hurdles
5:50 p.m. – 200m Dash
6:05 p.m. – 5000m Run
6:30 p.m. – 4x400m Relay
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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).