MOORHEAD -- Behind 14 new personal records, the Bemidji State women’s track and field team took second place at the 12-team Cobber Twilight at Concordia Moorhead on Tuesday.
The Beavers racked up 133 points, second behind only North Dakota State (161) and tops among three participating schools from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Minnesota State Moorhead came in fourth (72 points) and Minot State was sixth (38).
Venice Stewart tied the program’s all-time 100-meter dash record at 11.88, good for one of her two wins on the day. Stewart also won the 200-meter dash in 25.41.
Thanks to Jada Barker and Beatrice Kjelland, BSU swept the top three spots in both events, as well. Barker was second in the 100 (12.07) and third in the 200 (25.45), while Kjelland was third in the 100 (12.21) and second in the 200 (25.41).
Faith Beck recorded a second-place time of 15.46 in the 100-meter hurdles, while Aneesa Tucker (1:02.52 in the 400-meter run) and Libby Christenson (1:11.05 in the 400-meter hurdles) each took third.
Bemidji State totalled 20 top-five finishes on the meet. Tucker set three new personal bests (100-meter hurdles, long jump and javelin) to lead the pack, while Kayla Crump and Mara Halvorson each posted two new individual bests.
Next up for BSU is the Ron Masanz Classic, running all day Saturday, April 27, in Moorhead.
1-North Dakota State 161; 2-Bemidji State 133; 3-Concordia Moorhead 97; 4-Minnesota State Moorhead 72; 5-Jamestown 60; 6-Minot State 38; 7-UNAT-North Dakota State 37; 8-North Dakota 35; 9-Minnesota Morris 28; 10-Martin Luther 20; 11-Dickinson State 19; 12-Valley City State 11.