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TRACK AND FIELD: Cody Roder, NDSU place 18th in 4x400 national championship

By reaching the national championships, Roder and his teammates were also named to the All-American honorable mention team.

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The North Dakota State 4x400 relay team qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships during the West Preliminaries in May. Pictured, from left, are Cody Roder, Adrian Harris, Jacob Rodin and Jacob Levin.
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EUGENE, Ore. -- Bemidji High School alum Cody Roder finished the best relay season in school history for the North Dakota State men’s track and field program on Wednesday night.

Roder and the Bison’s 4x400 relay team placed 18th at the Division I NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Roder, along with teammates Adrian Harris, Jacob Levin and Jacob Rodin, finished their race in 3:05.24 and broke the school record for the third consecutive meet. The time placed them 18th of 24 teams and seventh of eight in their heat.

The NDSU quartet missed out on qualifying for the finals as a top-nine team by 3.45 seconds. Texas had the top prelim time, clocking a 3:00.31 finish and besting Alabama’s relay team by 0.11 seconds.

By reaching the national championships, Roder and his teammates were also named to the All-American honorable mention team.

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Roder is a 2017 graduate of Bemidji High School. He won state as a senior with the Lumberjacks’ 4x800 relay team alongside Isaac Berg, Alex Vollen and Linaes Whiting.

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