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WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD: Beavers earn first team win of 2022 season

The Bemidji State women’s track and field team locked up its first team win of the season on Saturday, topping two Division I challengers and a conference foe at the UND Indoor Tune-Up in Grand Forks, N.D.

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Bemidji State Beavers

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Bemidji State women’s track and field team locked up its first team win of the season on Saturday, topping two Division I challengers and a conference foe at the UND Indoor Tune-Up in Grand Forks, N.D.

The Beavers finished with 95 team points, besting second-place North Dakota’s 84 and third-place North Dakota State’s 70.5. NSIC neighbor Minnesota State Moorhead was fifth with 13 points.

BSU also had four individual wins to boot. Kendra Ekereke won the 200-meter dash in 26.02 seconds, while Maryse Mbenoun won the 400m dash (58.57) and Ryne Prigge the 800m run (2:22.56).

The 4x400 relay team of Rachel Myers, Janice Cole, Skyler Tillery and Mbenoun also claimed victory with a finish of 4:09.66.

Bemidji State set 22 personal records in all and tallied 20 top-five finishes.

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Next up for the Beavers is the NSIC Indoor Track & Field Championships, set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, in Mankato.

Team Results

1-Bemidji State 95; 2-North Dakota 84; 3-North Dakota State 70.5; 4-Concordia-Moorhead 30; 5-MSU Moorhead 13; 6-Minnesota Morris 5; 7-Blackwire Running Club 2.

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