Bison Roundup

BISON ROUNDUP

Women’s track and field

The North Dakota State women’s track and field participated in the Jim Emmerich Invitational hosted by South Dakota State Saturday, Jan. 20.

Maddy Nilles threw a personal-best weight throw of 66-08.00 (20.32m) to win the event. Nilles is ranked No. 2 in school history and improved her mark by more than one foot. She now stands in the top 15 in the NCAA this year.

Piper Jensen won both the long jump with a 19-40.25 (5.90m) jump and the triple jump with a 38-07.50 (11.77m) jump. Jensen has won the long jump and triple jump in three consecutive meets, making her 6-for-6 on first-place finishes this year.

Alexis Woods won the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.24 seconds. Daejha Moss cleared 5-05.00 (1.65m) to win the high jump.

Bailey Retzlaff won the shot put, throwing 51-00.25 (15.55m). Unattached Shelby Gunnells took third, Courtney Pasiowitz was fourth and Maggie Schwarzkopf finished fifth. Pasiowitz was the runner-up in the weight throw with a distance of 60-01.75 (18.33m).

Gabby Grommesh placed fifth in both the 60m and 200m. She clocked 7.78 seconds in the 60m prelims and ran an indoor-best 25.52 in the 200m.

The Bison will compete next at the Jack Johnson Classic hosted by the University of Minnesota Jan. 26-27.

Men’s track and field

The North Dakota State men’s track and field also participated in the Jim Emmerich Invitational hosted by South Dakota State Saturday, Jan. 20.

Alex Talley threw a personal-best in the weight throw with a distance of 63-08.25 (1.41m), improving by more than three feet. The throw ties Talley for No. 5 on the NDSU all-time list.

Competing unattached, Payton Otterdahl won the weight throw and shot put. He registered marks of 66-07.25 (20.30m) in the weight throw and 62-06.00 (19.05m) in the shot put. Alex Renner was the shot-put runner-up at 61-10.25 (18.85m). Talley placed third in the shot put at 57-06.25 (17.53m).

Jonah Warwick ran the second-fastest indoor 800m of his career Saturday, finishing in 1:51.59 for second place. Byrne Curl (1:53.13) and Tim Heikkila (1:54.51) both posted indoor personal-bests, with Curl finsihing fourth overall.

Warwick, Jacob Richter, Curl and Landon Jochim teamed up to finish third in the 4x400m relay in 3:16.25.

Camron Roehl ran a personal-best 4:11.57 in the mile for third place. Only All-American Jake Leingang has run a faster mile for NDSU in the past five years. Elliott Stone registered a personal-best of 4:13.48 for fourth place.

The Bison will compete next at the Jack Johnson Classic hosted by the University of Minnesota Jan. 26-27.

Wrestling

NDSU wrestling lost the final five bouts and eight of 10 against No. 22-ranked Wyoming, as the Cowboys won 32-6 in a Big 12 Conference dual Saturday, Jan. 20.

Paul Bianchi (125 pounds) jumped out early to an 8-1 lead and won with a 13-5 major decision over Drake Foster. Bianchi improved to 19-9 overall and 7-5 in duals.

From there, Wyoming won three straight, starting with No. 5-ranked 133-pounder Montorie Bridges’s 12-4 major decision over Cam Sykora, top-ranked 141-pounder Bryce Meredith’s 18-3 tech fall over Nico Colunga and No. 19 149-pounder Sam Turner’s 6-3 decision over Kyle Gliva.

NDSU No. 14-ranked 157-pounder Clay Ream stopped the run with a win over No. 12 Archie Colgan 4-3. Ream improved to 16-3 overall and 10-1 in duals. He is now 3-3 against ranked opponents.

NDSU 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty dropped a 2-0 decision to Wyoming’s Branson Ashworth in a battle of nationally-ranked wrestlers. The Cowboys would get more points on a Chaz Polson tech fall at 184 over Cole Witzig, and 197-pounder Dewey Krueger’s pin over Cordell Eaton, while 174-pounder Kyle Pope rallied for an 11-10 win over Charley Popp and Sam Eagan took a 3-2 decision at heavyweight over Dan Stibral.

NDSU (5-7, 0-5 Big 12) is scheduled to wrestle at No. 24 Purdue 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and at Northern Illinois 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28.

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