Bison track and field teams roll, soccer team falters

It was another busy weekend for NDSU sports

Track and Field

The NDSU men’s and women’s track teams participated in the NDSU Spring Classic meet over the weekend. This was the Herd’s first home outdoor meet of the 2020-21 season.


Alex Brosseau won for the Herd in the 100-meter dash by a .32 margin. In the 110-meter hurdles, Trent Davis won with a time of 14.45. In the 200m event, a pair of Bison took home first and second, as Darrien Lipscomb won with 21.56 and Cody Roder narrowly trailed with 21.59. 

In the 400, Adrian Harris dominated winning by more than two seconds with a 48.76. A trio of Bison won the 400-meter hurdles as Josh Knutson won with 53.74, Davis in second with 54.51 and Jacob Levin with a 59.39. Alex Bartholomay won the 1500-meter run with a time of 3:55.42. 

In the discus event, Trevor Otterdahl won big for the Herd when he chucked the disc 52.03m. His brother Max Otterdahl took third with 50.11, and Kristoffer Thomsen took fourth with 48.76.

The Bison dominated the hammer throw event taking up places one through six on the leaderboard.

Alex Talley took first with 65.10m, T. Otterdahl with 63.33m, Tristan Bush 55.78, Thomsen 55.50, Dawson Schroeder 52.10 and Levi Rockey with 52.01. 

In the shot put event, Talley took the win again throwing a 19.28m. Brandon Lewis got the win in the men’s long jump in front of two teammates, Lewis jumped 7.54m, Koate Deebom had a 7.30m jump, and Hunter Merkley leaped 6.86m. 

Tony Ukkelberg won the pole vault event when he cleared 4.05m. The Bison had a solid outing in the triple jump event when Lewis won it with 14.25, followed by Deebom with 13.78.


Kendra Kelley brought home the gold in the 100m dash with a time of11.81. A trio of Bison won the 100m hurdles event with Ansley Schug winning with a time of 14.14, followed by Salmata Korgho in second and Bailee Dierks in third. Annika Rotvold won the 1500-meter run event when she hustled for a time of 4:29.66.

It was a Bison-filled leaderboard in the hammer throw event, as Maddy Nilles won with a 65.42m throw followed by three of her teammates. In second was Amy Herrington who threw 61.33m, Shelby Gunnells took third with 60.78m and Tasha Willing took fourth with 58.44m. Kari Wolfe and the Bison javelin throwers dominated their event.

Wolfe threw for 53.05m, Akealy Moton took second with 49.01m, Hayley Schmidt took third with 44.41m, Emily Poole took fourth with 43.93m and Michaela Hjelseth took fifth with 40.86. 

In the shot-put event, Moton and four of her teammates led the leaderboard. Moton won the event with a throw of 17.79m, Gunnells took second with 16.37, Willing took third with 15.57m, Maggie Schwarzkopf took fourth with a throw of 15.57m and Hawkins took fifth with 14.64m.

In the high jump, Bailey Cowling and Daejha Moss had terrific outings. Cowling took first with a jump of 1.71m and Moss took second with 1.66m. 

A triad of Bison jumpers won the long jump event. Jodi Lipp won the event leaping 5.94m, Jenna Kes took second with 5.71m and Grace Emineth took third with 5.63m. Alissa Melvin and Tiana Pfaff put up solid numbers for the Herd in the triple jump event. Melvin took first with 11.55m and Pfaff took second with 10.72m.

In the pole vault event, it was Bison domination. Klara Lyon took first with a leap of 3.75m, Katie Berglund and Jocelyn Dinius tied for second with 3.60m, and Lexi Jordheim took third with a jump of 3.45m. After a dominant performance Garners was awarded the Summit League Field Athlete of the Week.


It was a tough weekend down in Vermillion, as the Bison soccer team lost a pair of games against the University of South Dakota Coyotes,

In the first game, the scoring didn’t start until the second half when in the 50th minute Jordan Centineo scored for the Coyotes, but the Coyotes tear didn’t stop there. In the 66th minute, Alexis Mitchell scored giving the USD a 2-0 lead. In the 81st minute, Mitchell scored again closing out the scoring. The final score was 3-0 Coyotes win.

In the second game, the Coyotes jumped to an early lead after Taylor Ravelo netted one in the fourth minute. In the 41st minute, USD scored again after Ashby Johnston scored and in the 49th minute, USD closed out the scoring once more after Shaylee Gailus picked up a goal. The second game also ended in a 3-0 Coyotes victory.

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