MANKATO, Minn. (Outdoor Track) – A duo of event winners and 17 point-scorers led Bemidji State University outdoor track & field to a third-place finish at the Maverick Classic on Friday in Mankato Minn. Junior Ryne Prigge broke the 800-meter run program record previously set in 2012 while junior Coley Rezabek set the third-best javelin mark in BSU history.
BSU’s 17 top-eight finishers and point-scorers recorded 100 points to finish behind Minnesota State University, Mankato (190) in first place and Augustana University (104) in second. BSU finished ahead of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference foes Winona State University in fourth, St. Cloud State University in fifth and Concordia University-St. Paul in sixth.
Prigge took first in the 800m run with a new BSU record time of 2:14.68, breaking the previous mark of 2:15.57 set by Michelle Ohman in 2012. Prigge’s time ranks fourth in the NSIC heading into the outdoor conference championships May 13-15.
Rezabek earned her win in the javelin with a throw of 40.15m (131-08.75), becoming one of 10 BSU top 10 outdoor marks set on the day. Freshman Emily Curtice followed Rezabek in second with a throw of 36.99m (121-04.25).
Junior thrower Zoe Carrasco once again hit the national provisional qualifying marks in both the shot put and hammer throw. She took third in the shot put with a season-best 14.33m (47-00.25), a mark that ranks fifth best in the NSIC and the ninth-best in program history. Carrasco also finished fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 53.22m (174-07). Her hammer throw ranks third-best in program history, behind her previous throws this season.
Senior Analise Fabre took second place in the triple jump with a leap of 11.27m (36-11.75) while junior Reygan Brown finished third with a mark of 11.22m (36-09.75). Fabre’s personal record top’s her previous as the fifth-best mmark in program history. Brown moved up to seventh all-time in the event at BSU.
Senior Libby Christenson earned second in the high jump with a personal record of 1.63m (5-04.25). Her mark comes in seventh in the conference this season.
Freshman distance runner Carol Miller ran the third-fastest 3000m steeplechase in program history with her second-place time of 11:52.15. Her race is the fastest for BSU since Christa Pribula in 2005. Fellow freshman Zoey Mills joined the top 10 marks in the 1500m run with a time of 4:51.63, taking 18th in the event at the Maverick Classic. Her time comes in fourth all-time, just ahead of fellow mid-distance runner Ryne Prigge in 2019.
Freshman sprinter and jumper Alaina Hall finished sixth in the high jump with a leap of 5.41m (17-09) while junior Aneesa Tucker took seventh in the event with a mark of 5.38m (17-08). Both distances rank fourth and fifth in BSU outdoor history and the furthest jumps since M’Kelle Tomberlin in 2008.
In total, Bemidji State saw 12 personal records set on the day.
100m Dash (Prelims)
9. Alaina Hall – 12.64
12. Janice Cole – 12.86
8. Janice Cole – 25.63
15. Alaina Hall – 26.78
16. Maryse Mbenoun – 27.08
2. Maryse Mbenoun – 58.55
14. Abby Syverson – 1:02.08 (PR)
18. Mckenzie Evans – 1:04.05
1. Ryne Prigge – 2:14.68 (BSU Record)
18. Zoey Mills – 4:51.63 (PR)
28. Carol Miller – 5:24.01 (PR)
2. Mary Goodwin – 11:52.15 (PR)
3. Mckenzie Evans, Maryse Mbenoun, Ryne Prigge, Abby Syverson – 4:06.19
4. Libby Christenson, Emily Curtice, Natalie Fultz, Aneesa Tucker – 4:09.36
100m Hurdles (Prelims)
10. Libby Christenson – 16.07
12. Emily Curtice – 16.81 (PR)
13. Aneesa Tucker – 16.89
18. Natalie Fultz – 17.36
14. Lily Johnson – 1:17.56 (PR)
3. Alaina Hall – 5.65m/18-06.50 (PR)
6. Aneesa Tucker – 5.53m/18-01.75 (PR)
2. Analise Fabre – 11.27m/36-11.75 (PR)
3. Reygan Brown – 11.22m/36-09.75
2. Libby Christenson – 1.63m/5-04.25 (PR)
17. Emily Curtice – 1.43m/4-08.25
18. Natalie Fultz – 1.43m/4-08.25
11. Anastasia Klein – 3.07m/10-01
4. Zoe Carrasco – 53.22m/174-07.25 (NCAA Provisional Qualifier)
15. Elizabeth Hiltner – 43.14m/141-06.50
3. Zoe Carrasco – 14.33m/47-00.25 (NCAA Provisional Qualifer)
6. Tierra Doss – 12.59m/41-03.75
1. Coley Rezabek – 40.15m/131-08.75
2. Emily Curtice – 36.99m/121-04.25
6. Megan Judge – 30.99m/101-08.25 (PR)
12. Natalie Fultz – 25.08m/82-03.50 (PR)
13. Aneesa Tucker – 24.37m/79-11.50
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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).