Women’s track and field
North Dakota State took to the indoor track season in the confines of the Shelly Ellig Indoor Track in Fargo. A pair of school records along with a clean sweep of jumping events headlined Bison performances at the Thundering Herd Classic.
Sophomore Kelby Anderson went a second clear of Amy Andrushko’s 2-year-old mark in the 1,000m. Anderson won the event with a time of 2:51.17.
Bailey Retzlaff pushed her school record in the shot put farther with a toss of 56-04.75 to win the event. Retzlaff was joined in the event with seven of her teammates in the top-eight. The senior’s toss elevated her to No. 3 in the nation in the shot put.
Retzlaff also led the charge of the Bison in the weight throw. The throw of 65-feet even led the trio of Bison on the podium and six of the top seven.
On the jumps front, Daejha Moss took home the high jump win with a height of 05-04.25. Bailey DeMar led the Bison in the long jump, beating Moss by 1.25 inches with a leap of 19-00.50.
A leap of 38-11.50 in the triple jump was enough for Bison freshman Jodi Lipp to secure the win.
NDSU made it four for four with Jocelyn Dinius winning the pole vault by clearing 12-07.50.
On the track, sophomore Jen Dufner won the mile with a time of 5:04.16, and Alyssa Lind took home the 600m crown at 1:36.44.
The indoor season continues for the Bison when they host the Bison Team Cup next Saturday.
Men’s track and field
The top collegiate thrower in a pair of events, Peyton Otterdahl extended his school record in the weight throw at the Thundering Herd Classic.
Otterdahl also extended his lead in the NCAA with a toss of 77-08.25. The senior also holds the top mark in the shot put, an event he didn’t take part in at this meet.
Sophomore Alex Talley won the shot put, moving to No. 13 in the nation with a mark of 60-01.25.
In the jumps, a lifetime-best by Kelle’Mon Hinton in the triple jump secured him the win. The distance of 49-11.25 by the junior moved him to sixth in program history.
Marcus Walton made it two for two in the high jump this season. This time, a height of 6-10 was enough for the sophomore to win the event.
Eric VanErp took the long jump for the Bison with a leap of 23-03.50.
On the track, NDSU took five victories. J.T. Butler, Ben Klimpke, Cody Order, Beau Brannen and Evan Kottsick all won their respective events.
The Bison men will also compete in the Bison Team Cup on Saturday.
Close results didn’t go the way of the Bison in their dual meet against Pitt. The No. 22 ranked Bison fell to the No. 18 Panthers 22-11 Saturday at the Scheels Center.
Brent Fleetwood got the Bison off to a good start in the 125-pound class. The No. 8 ranked wrestler at that weight easily took care of Brendon Felton to give the Bison a 5-0 advantage.
The next three bouts went the way of Pitt, all by decisions of less than three points. The headlining matchup in that stretch was a top-20 battle at 133-pounds. NDSU’s No. 18 Cam Skyora was narrowly defeated by No. 5 Micky Phillip in a 2-0 decision.
Luke Weber and Andrew Fogarty picked up wins to cut the Pitt lead to 9-8. But Pitt swept the final four contests to win the meet.
NDSU takes a week off before pair of duals next week, heading to Central Michigan before hosting Northern Colorado Sunday, Jan. 24.