The North Dakota State softball team dominated South Dakota State last Saturday, winning 4-1.
Cheyenne Garcia and Amanda Grable both hit homers in the first three innings. Krista Menke continued her duration of dominance as she picked up her 21st win and the Bison won the second game of the series.
“It’s always important,” she said. “That’s always our goal to win the series.”
Winners of 15 of their last 17 games, with only 18 remaining, Menke recognizes her team can’t get complacent.
“I feel like this is the part of the season where you grind every single time, and you don’t think about it,” she said.
Men’s Track and Field
NDSU’s Landon Jochim from Bismarck won the 400-meter dash in a blazing 47.58 seconds, which ranks him sixth in NDSU history, to lead the Bison track and field team in Sacremento, Calif., this past weekend.
Brandt Berghuis secured the hammer throw championship at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge. He tossed a lifetime-best 199 feet, 6 inches. Tyler Parker won the javelin title with the second-best throw of his career, as he tossed a 226-0.
Alex Renner broke his own school record in the shot put, tossing a 57-07.50 for second place.
Brett Kelly was the top collegiate finisher in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, running in 9 minutes, 00.12 seconds for the second-fastest time of his career.
Women’s Track and Field
The NDSU women’s track team won the Mondo Mid-Major championship, with 139 1/3 points in the six-team meet. The Bison finished ahead of Cal State Northridge (139) by just one-third of a point. Wichita State finished in third place with 135.
Katelyn Weimerskirch won the hammer throw title with a toss of 190-7 and sealed the team victory with a first-place finish in the discus. She had a toss of 164-10. It was the final event of the day.
The sophomore from East Dubuque, Ill., now ranks No. 2 all-time at NDSU in the hammer throw behind teammate Emily Lesser. Weimerskirch already has her own piece of NDSU history, owning the school record in the discus.
Sophomore Courtney Pasiowitz placed third in the hammer throw at the meet with a personal-best mark of 185-5, as well as claiming third in the shot put at 47-01. Lesser took fourth in the hammer throw and fifth in the discus.
The NDSU women’s golf team traveled to Kansas City, Mo., to participate in the Kansas City Shootout.
Freshman Natalie Roth shot her career best 4-under-par for a 68 to lead the Bison in the opening round.