It was a busy weekend for NDSU Sports
The Bison wrestling team topped Oklahoma 24-15 last Friday at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. NDSU started the night slowly with Dylan Droegemueller losing 11-5 by decision to Oklahoma top-ranked Dom Demas. Jaden Van Maanen’s win over the Sooner’s Jacob Butler (1:27) helped kick start the Bison to wonderful evening.
The Herd rolled past the opponents in the next two matches with Jared Franek beating number 16 Justin Thomas 3-1 by decision, and number nine Andrew Fogarty beating OU’s Jose Lao Cooper in 3:32. Oklahoma showed signs of life by winning three straight matches, but the Herd finished the night with three straight wins of their own secure the dub. The Bison will travel to Northern Colorado for a dual next Saturday.
Track and Field
The Bison men’s and women’s track team traveled to Nebraska for the Mark Colligan Memorial indoor track meet in Lincoln. The meet featured North Dakota State, Nebraska, Oklahma, and Oral Roberts. Shot-putters Kristoffer Thomsen and Alex Thomsen had a fantastic day, with both men taking the top two spots on the leaderboard.
Thomsen who finished in first threw 63-03 feet, while Talley threw 63-02ft The herd were also able to sweep the podium in the mile. Alex Bartholomay finished first followed by junior Tim Heikka and freshman runner Isaac Huber. The men finished in third place (122), with Nebraska taking home the victory (178.5), and Oklahoma finishing second (146).
For the Bison women, Bison sprinter Jocelyn Dinius came out hot running a 7.68 in the 60m dash. The run was was the 8th best time in NDSU history in the event. Where the women’s team was really able to shine was in the throwing competition.
The Herd claimed the top three places in the weight throw with senior Maddy Nilles throwing a 65-08.25 feet. Amy Herrington placed second with a personal best throw of 63-09 feet, followed by Shelby Gunnels with a 62-08 foot throw. The women finished in third place (141) with Nebraska winning (163.5),and Oklahoma finishing in second place (147).
The Jack Johnson Classic is up next for both the men and the women. The teams will head to Minneapolis next Friday to compete in the two-day meet.