The Northern State University track and field teams opened the first day of the SDSU Indoor Classic with 11 top-15 finishes and one school record.
Sophomore Hanneke Oosterwegel broke her own school record in the 200m dash, with a time of 24.66.
Oosterwegel took third overall in the 200m as the top NCAA Division II finisher in the event. Sasha Hovind led the NSU distance runners in the 5000m, finishing in fourth overall with a time of 17:04.20. The senior’s time moves her into the top-15 nationally in the event.
Tessa Adelmann led the women’s throwers in the shot-put finishing in eighth overall with an 11.70m toss. Jess Vernon notched a top-15 finish in the shot-put, throwing 11.21m on her first attempt.
Luke Wietgrefe was the first on the men’s side to crack into the top-15, finishing fifth overall in the 600m. Wietgrefe finished with a time of 1:21.22. Zachary Ulmer and Adam Leach led the men in the 1,000m finishing in third and seventh respectively with personal record times. Ulmer hit the line at 2:30.70, while Leach followed in 2:32.31. Both Tanner Peltier and Clay Danielson tallied personal records in the 5000m, with times of 16:16. 42 and 16:09.84 respectively.
Bryce LeBlanc led the men in the shot-put finishing sixth with a 13.78m toss. Gage Rayman followed in seventh with a 13.61m mark.
The Wolves set a new school record in the second day of action from the SDSU Indoor Classic as Ulmer broke the 800m record with a time of 1:54.49.
Oosterwegel notched the first top-15 finish for the NSU women taking tenth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.97. The women’s 4×400 meter relay broke the 4-minute mark finishing in 3:59.03. The team of Madison Barnes, Molly Wynn, Mackenzie Cruzen, and Oosterwegel finished ninth overall in the event.
Itoitz Rodriguez opened the day for the NSU men, finishing ninth in the 400m dash with a time of 49.03. Ulmer notched his first school record of his career finishing 18 in the 800m run. His time of 1:54.49 bested the school record of 1:55.86 set by Brandon Krein in 2015. He was also the top NSIC finisher in the event. The men’s 4×400 meter relay notched an eighth place finish overall. The team of Rodriguez, Zach Six, Isaiha Fletcher, and Luke Wietgrefe finished with a time of 3:20.07.
Deshonn Brown kicked off the day with a 7.69 second time in the 60m dash. He went on to jump 6.43m in the long jump and matched his personal record of 2.09m in the high jump. Brown also tallied a 9.25m throw in the shot-put.
TJ Hochstetler opened competition with a 60m dash tome of 7.58. The junior jumped 6.03m in the long jump and 1.88m in the high jump. He also threw 10.07m in the shot put.
Freshmen Kelson Brewer and Bryce Malsam took on the first NSIC multi of their careers. Brewer ran a 7.56 in the 60m dash and threw 8.49m in the shot put, while Malsam ran a 7.41 and threw 9.89m.
In the jumping events, Brewer jumped 5.95m in the long jump and 1.64m in the high jump, while Malsam cleared 1.91m in the high jump.
The Northern men finished off the final three events from the NSIC heptathlon with Hochstetler leading the team. Hochstetler finished tenth with 4,541 total points.
Hochstetler rounded out competition running an 8.90 in the 60m hurdles, clearing 3.90m in the pole vault, and running a 2:54.67 in the 1000m run.
Brewer followed in 13, tallying 4,093 points in his first NSIC multi. Brewer notched a 9.67 in the 60m hurdles, 3.80m jump in the pole vault, and 2:50.10 in the 1000m run.
Brown and Malsam notched times of 9.01 and 9.06 in the 60m hurdles, while Malsam cleared 4.20m in the pole vault.
The NSIC Indoor Championships will resume from Mankato on February 24 and 25.
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