Bison Roundup: May 2

The North Dakota State Bison men’s and women’s track and field team traveled to Drake University this weekend, performing well despite inclement weather conditions.

Softball won two against the University of South Dakota, too.


Junior Alex Renner finished in second place in the shot put with a throw of 59-09.50.

Sophomore Austin Schmidt finished in fifth place in the javelin with a toss of 205-1.

The all-time NDSU 4×110-meter shuttle hurdle relay record was broken by a quartet of Bison. Ryan Enerson, Colin Paarmann, Parker McKittrick and Jerome Begin combined to finish in 57.75 seconds.

Sophomore Brant Gilbertson finished sixth in the steeplechase, with a personal best of 9:07.28.

At the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College, redshirt freshman Camron Roehl finished third in the 1500-meter with a time of 3:58.86.


Senior Sierra Rosenau won the javelin title with a throw of 165-4. That is Top 20 in the nation this year.

Junior Katelyn Weimerskirch finished in third for the discus throw. She tossed a 172-0, which is also her second best throw of her career.

Sophomore Alyssa Olin placed fourth in the Relay javelin with a mark of 154-9.

Senior Melissa Kitching finished in the 400-meter hurdles in sixth place running a 58.95. That was her best of the season.

Sophomores Gabby Grommesh and Lauren Gietzen performed well at the Kip Janvrin Open. Grommesh won the 100-meter dash in 12.55 seconds. Gietzen finished second in the pole vault with a jump of 12-07.50.

Rose Jackson, Morgan Milbrath, Melissa Kitching and Amy Andrushko combined to finish fourth in the 1600-meter medley, running in 3:56.22 minutes, which is also the seventh fastest in school history.


The softball team traveled to Vermilion, S.D., to take on the University of South Dakota for a three-game series. Game three was rained out. They won the first two games by scores of 3-0 and 8-2 to extend their Summit League regular season win to 24 games.

In the first game, Jacquelyn Sertic fanned 13 batters and only surrendered two hits in a 3-0 win. Sertic moved to 21-6 on the year.

RBI by Cheyenne Garcia, Julia Luciano and Zoe Stavrou gave the Bison their three runs. Stavrou finished 2-4 with an RBI double.

In the second game, the Bison bats came alive for an 8-2 victory behind eight hits. They put up three runs in the first inning behind a fielding error and an errant pitch. After surrendering a run in the bottom of the first they came back in the second with four more and it was 7-2 Bison after only two innings. After tacking on an insurance run in the 7th, they finished 8-2.

Logan Moreland hit her first home run of the year, a two run shot that plated Katie Schoultz. Moreland finished 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.

Kaitlyn Leddy went the full seven innings, scattering seven hits and one walk. She struck out two and only surrendered two earned runs. She moves to 10-7 for the year.


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