With the regular season over, now things are for real
Both NDSU track and field teams competed in the UND Indoor Tune-Up on Saturday. With the Summit League Indoor Championships beginning next Friday, the meet gave the Bison squads a good chance to stay loose.
The Bison women had a very nice day in Grand Forks and look primed to make some noise next week in Fort Wayne.
Brooklyn Park native Michaela Baker further cemented her name as part of NDSU lure by clocking in at a season-best time of 8.51 in the 60m dash. Baker couldn’t quite top her all-time best time of 8.46 from last year (which is second-best in NDSU history) but looks ready to go for next Friday.
Ansley Schug made a little history herself in the 60m hurdles with a personal-best 8.77. The time was good enough for second place (behind Baker) and was tied for the ninth-best time in NDSU history.
Oddly enough, another female athlete set the ninth-highest mark in NDSU history in her event.
Blythe Ehrmantraut tied the ninth-best pole-vault height in NDSU history. Ehrmantraut’s 12-05.50 vault was also her own personal best.
As a whole, the Bison had a well-rounded day. Alaysia Freetly took home the gold in the mile, Katie Heilman won the 200m dash and the senior Maggie Schwartzkopf took home the shot put title.
Like the women, the Bison men were also able to take home the top two spots in the 60m hurdles (although not in record-breaking fashion).
True freshman Trent Davis won the event with teammate Ben Klimpke running a personal best 8.42 coming in second.
Junior Alex Brosseau had a heck of a day for the Herd. Brosseau ran his way into the NDSU record books running the 200m dash in 21.73, good enough for fifth all-time indoor history at NDSU.
Not stopping, their Brosseau set a new personal best in the 60m dash while setting a new personal best yet again.
Per usual, the Bison throwers were positively dominant. The Herd throwers not only swept the podium in the shot put but finished fourth and fifth as well. Alex Renner won the event with Alex Talley coming in second. Following Talley was Kristoffer Thompsen, Maxwell Otterdahl and Michael Keogan.
Oh, Talley and Keogan also took the top two spots in the weight throw.
Other Bison success stories included Jakob Hanna who won the mile, frosh Josh Darwin who brought home gold in the triple-jump and Noah Shafer who was victorious in the pole vault.
Consider both the Bison teams tuned-up and ready to go next Friday and Saturday in Indiana.