Bison athletics had a busy weekend
The North Dakota State women’s basketball team lost 70-64 to Bradley on Thursday. The loss drops the Bison to 1-8 on the season, while the Braves improved to 7-1.
The game was close throughout the whole contest as the score was tied at 42-42 at halftime. Bradley was able to make a run in the third quarter as they outscored the Bison 17-10. NDSU was able to tie the game at 61 after a big three from Raquel Terrer Van Gool. However, the Herd struggled down the stretch shooting just 1-8 from the field to close the game.
Emily Dietz led the way for the Herd finishing with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Michelle Gaislerova and Sofija Zivalijevic each added 13 points and 10 points respectively. Gaislerova moved into a tie for sixth place in school history with 139 made three-pointers.
NDSU will now comeback from their east coast road trip, which saw them get their first win of the year and get ready for a three-game homestand.
Track and field
Both the NDSU men’s and women’s track & field teams started their seasons Friday night at the Dakota Classic.
The women’s team started the season off strong as they won 11 event titles. Akealy Moton won the shot put, while Jodi Lipp won the long jump and triple jump. Macy Denzer won the Dakota Classic pentathlon and Michaela Baker took first in the 60m hurdles. Jocelyn Dinius won the 60m dash, while Klara Lyon won the pole vault. Kendra Kelley won the 200m dash and Annika Rotvold won the mile.
For the men’s team, Trevor Otterdahl threw a career-best 70-02.50 to win the weight throw and establish a new personal best by more than four and a half feet. Alex Talley threw a personal best 64-01.25 to win the shot put, putting him at second in NDSU indoor history.
Maxwell Otterdahl set an all-time record for an NDSU freshman with a shot put mark of 62-08.50.
Josh Knutson won the Dakota Classic 400m dash, while Ben Klimpke won the Pentathlon. Trent Davis won the 60m hurdles, while Alex Brosseau took the 60m dash title and Marcus Walton won the high jump.
The NDSU men’s wrestling team was in Las Vegas this weekend for the Cliff Keen Invitational. NDSU’s No. 9-ranked 165 pounder Andrew Fogarty advanced to the semi-finals, while 157 pounder Jared Franek and No. 22-ranked Brandon Metz remain alive in the consolation bracket.
Fogarty reached the semi-finals with a pair of wins, where he defeated Chase Straw of Iowa State by the score of 4-0. He was also able to knock off No. 15-ranked Philip Conigilario of Harvard by the score of 8-0.