3. NDSU Men Take on Minneapolis
Along with the multiple other records shattered last weekend, junior Conrad Schwarzkopf recorded the fourth best shot put in North Dakota State history. With all of the success the men’s throwers have had this season, they currently hold the top six positions in the league in both the weight throw and shot put.
Continuing the success in the fielding events was senior Colin Paarmann. He set another personal record in the triple jump. The jump of 48-11.75 put him in third place in the meet and also put him at sixth place in the NDSU record books.
Competing in the running events was the 4×400 relay team of Aron Klos, Matt Bedard, Jonah Warwick and Landon Jochim, who finished the meet with a win and race time of 3:17.80. Klos was also victorious early on winning the 400-meter dash in 50.24.
2. Women Break Records, Prep for Next Weekend
Starting with the pentathlon athletes, junior Rose Jackson had a personal best in the hurdles, as well as the shot put, to improve her previous records. Scoring 109 points lower than her overall personal best, Jackson placed third in the event while senior Ann Govig came in at 10th and sophomore Amanda Levin finished in 12th.
Other competitors who had a successful weekend included seniors Anna Benke and Brittany Stangl, who placed second and eighth respectively in the pole vault. Bison junior Katelyn Weimerskirch, who competed in the shot put, recorded a personal best, earning fourth place in the NDSU record books with her 54-01.75 throw.
1. A Record Weekend
With a throw that improved his place in the NCAA standings, junior Alex Renner moved up to 13th overall and finished as a runner-up at the University of Minnesota’s Jack Johnson Indoor Classic. This was a shot that added six inches to his previous NDSU record, which was set just two months earlier.
Another athlete who had a record-setting weekend in Minneapolis was senior Erin Teschuk. For the second time this season, she put up record setting times. With a season best of 4:36.71-mile time, Teschuk left with a first place victory as well as a No. 2 in the nation.
It was a big weekend for the throwers at NDSU, both men and women. Sophomore Courtney Pasiowitz improved her personal record as well as the school record and the meet record with an improvement of over two feet. This performance gave Pasiowitz the win as well as moving her up the NCAA’s record list to 19th place.
The Bison women are spending the week preparing for another competitive weekend. The team will compete Friday at the Air Force Team Challenge in Colorado Springs. The men’s team will also prepare for competition in Colorado Springs.