The North Dakota State men’s and women’s track team traveled to Lincoln, Neb. this weekend to compete in the Husker Spring Invite, performing well across the board.
Senior Sierra Rosenau shattered her own school record in the javelin as she headlined a solid day for the ladies. Rosenau broke her own record by more than five feet, throwing 171-1.
The toss was good enough for a second place finish and also puts her among the top 15 in the NCAA this year.
Junior Katelyn Weimerskirch had a solid day, too. She took first in the hammer throw and the discus event while also recording a personal best in the shot put.
In the hammer throw, she tossed a 192-5. In the discus, she won with a mark of 160-2.
Her personal best toss in the shot put was 50-0, which was good enough for fourth in the meet and fourth all-time in NDSU history.
Behind Weimerskirch in the hammer throw was sophomore Hannah Frost in second and freshman Maddy Nilles in fourth.
The Bison did well in the pole vault, too, as junior Anna Benke and senior Brittany Stangl finished in second and third place respectively.
In the 1500-meter race, the Bison again placed two in the top three. Freshman Kayla Huhnerkoch and junior Darian Winslow finished second and third, respectively.
The men brought their erasers and pens this past weekend as they rewrote NDSU’s history books.
The Bison men were particularly dominant in the throwing events, as they claimed four of the top six performers in the shot put, hammer throw and javelin.
Junior Matti Mortimore took first in the javelin, adding 10 feet onto his own record, throwing for 248-8.
That throw was the sixth farthest this year in the NCAA.
Junior Alex Renner captured first in the shot put and broke his record for the second straight week in a row. He tossed a 61-07, which also placed him among the top 15 in the NCAA this year.
Sophomore Payton Otterdahl broke his record for the second straight week by virtue of tossing a 179-3 in the discus.
Junior Conrad Schwarzkopf won the hammer throw by throwing for a career-best 202-4.
Senior Colin Paarmann claimed second place in the triple jump with a leap of 47-06.25.
Sophomore Matt Bedard finished second in the 400-meter hurdles, running a season-best 53.16.
Sophomore Jordan Warwick ran a personal best in the 400-meter dash that netted him a third place victory. He finished in 48.49 seconds.
The Bison will travel to Southern California this week to compete in several meets over the weekend.