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TRACK AND FIELD: BSU duo earns All-NSIC honors

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State women's track and field athletes Christa Benson and Venice Stewart earned Indoor All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors after their top-three finishes at the conference meet Saturday in Mankato.

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BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State women’s track and field athletes Christa Benson and Venice Stewart earned Indoor All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors after their top-three finishes at the conference meet Saturday in Mankato.

Benson, a senior, and Stewart, a sophomore, became the first Beavers to earn all-conference for the program since 2011.

Stewart finished third in the 200-meter dash with an NCAA provisional qualifying and BSU program-record time of 24.79 in the finals. Benson took second in the pentathlon with a personal-record score of 3,516, one point shy of tying the BSU program record.

As a team, Bemidji State finished 11th with 21 points.

The NCAA National Championships will take place on March 8-9 in Pittsburg, Kan. The field of athletes participating will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at approximately 5 p.m.

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