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TRACK: Beavers successful at own BSU Twilight meet

BEMIDJI —Nikki Anderson captured first place in the 60-meter hurdles Thursday evening to lead a BSU track and field team which placed six individuals among the top four in its own BSU Twilight meet.

The Beavers’ best performance of the evening came the 60-meter hurdles. Chloe Miller turned in BSU’s top time of the season in the event, qualifying third with a time of 9.75 seconds. However, the freshman was edged in the finals as Anderson recorded a 9.90 to claim top honors. Miller placed third at 10.02.

In addition, Nicole Crummy turned in a pair of fourth place finishes in the middle distance races. She clocked a time of 2:33.01 in the 800-meter run, while finishing the mile in 6:00.29.

Kaneeshia Johnson was the team’s top competitor in the field events, collecting a pair of second place finishes. She recorded a distance of 16-feet, five inches in the long jump to gain runner-up accolades, while netting a mark of 33-10.25 in the triple jump to finish second.

The Beavers also gained a second place finish in the pole vault. Austin Eng cleared 10-00.00.

The Bemidji State track and field team returns to action Feb. 28-March 1 when it hosts the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships at the Gillett Recreation/Fitness Center. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Friday and will wrap up Saturday with events resuming at 9 a.m.