NDSU’s Rodin sets school record in 800m

North Dakota State junior Jacob Rodin broke the school record in the 800m to headline the performances of the Bison men’s Track & Field team Saturday at SDSU’s Jim Emmerich Invitational. Rodin set a new NDSU all-time best of 1:49.00 in the 800m, winning the meet and ranking 11th in the nation this season. He broke the previous indoor school record of 1:49.90 set by Eric Stroh in 2011. Bison sophomore Jackson Tracy took runner-up honors in the 800m, clocking 1:53.66 to cut more than one second off his previous best.

The Bison men swept the top three places in the shot put – Kristoffer Thomsen in first at 62-4 (19.00m), Trevor Otterdahl in second at 60-3 (18.37m) and Clayton Hannula in third at 56-1 (17.09m). Otterdahl also finished third in the weight throw.

Cody Roder was the runner-up in the 400m dash, clocking 48.58, and Jacob Levin took third in 48.93 – the second-fastest time of his career. Levin, Tracy, Josh Knutson and Roder won the 4x400m relay, running 3:16.45.

NDSU junior Brandon Lewis claimed the long jump title with a mark of 24-01.75 (7.36m). Bison freshman Braden Brown won the high jump, clearing 6-06.75 (2.00m). Josh Samyn took first place in the mile, running the second-fastest time of his career at 4:13.72.

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