Women’s track and field
The NDSU women’s track and field participated in the South Dakota Invitational and finished with many big performances.
Piper Jensen won the long jump with a leap of 20-01.00 (6.12m). The jump now ranks her fourth in NDSU history and tied for 36th in the NCAA this year.
Lauren Gietzen cleared a personal best in the pole vault, clearing 13-07.75 (4.16m) to lock up a spot at the NCAA West Prelims for the second consecutive year. She now ranks second in NDSU outdoor history behind All-American Leslie Brost and is tied for 16th in the NCAA performance list this season.
The Bison won all four throwing events with junior Maddy Nilles winning two of the four.
Nilles won the discus with a throw of 164-7 (50.18m) and the hammer throw with a throw of 197-10 (60.30m).
Bailey Retzlaff moved to third in NDSU outdoor history in the shot put, winning the event with a throw of 51-11.00 (15.82m).
Kayla Hochhalter won the javelin title with a throw of 152-0 (46.32m), leading a Bison sweep of the top four places.
Alexis Woods claimed the 400m dash title with a time of 54.75 seconds.
Alaysia Freetly now ranks 10th all time at NDSU in the 3000m steeplechase after finishing in 11:20.66.
Men’s track and field
The North Dakota State men’s track and field team participated in the South Dakota Invitational Wednesday, Aprill 11. The Bison throwers led the team in the meet.
Payton Otterdahl extended his NDSU discus record by nine feet, throwing 193-9 (59.06m) to rank sixth in the NCAA this year.
Steffan Stroh took first in the hammer throw with a throw of 212-5 (64.74m).
Trevor Otterdahl won the shot put, throwing 55-10.25 (17.02m) to rank eighth in NDSU outdoor history.
Austin Schmidt took first place in the javelin, throwing 200-2 (61.02m).
NDSU women’s golf won the Kansas City Intercollegiate Team Championship Tuesday, April 10.
The Bison carded round scores of 302 and 294 in the tournament for a 36-hole program-record team score of 20-over par 596.
Emma Groom earned individual medalist honors. Groom tallied a program-best two-round 36-hole score of 1-under par 143 (72-71) to tie with IUPUI’s Aneta Abrahamova and force a playoff between the two of them.
Natalie Roth also finished in the top three, placing third at 1-over par 145 (72-73).
The Bison are scheduled to compete in the Summit League Women’s Golf Championship April 22-24 at ArborLinks Golf Club in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
NDSU men’s golf finished in 15th place at the Missouri Tiger Invitational Tuesday, April 10.
The Bison recorded scores of 304, 300 and 295 to finish with a 54-hole team score of 35-over par 899.
Tournament host Missouri claimed the team championship with a 25-under par 839.
Nick Myhre led the Bison, tying for 35th with a 54-hole 5-over par 221 (75-71-75).
Missouri’s Hayden Buckley earned individual medalist honors after shooting a 12-under par 204.
The Bison are scheduled to compete in the Summit League Men’s Golf Championship April 30-May 2 at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kansas.