MOORHEAD, Minn. - Yvonne Freese had a record-setting performance as Northern State competed in the Cobber Twilight Meet on Tuesday.
Freese, a sophomore from Lanesboro, Minn., eclipsed a school record in the discus with a throw of 155 feet, three inches to win that event. Freese broke the record of 154 feet, four inches, set by Nichole Hall in 2000.
Yvonne improved her national qualifying mark, said NSU coach Jim Fuller. I think that will get in (to the national meet). That is a good mark. Nichole was a two-time All-American. I'm very happy for Yvonne.
Freese was one of a handful of firsts for the NSU women. Calley Worth cleared 11 feet, 2 inches to win the pole vault, Melodi Boke won the shot put with a toss of 45 feet, 7 inches and Alex Weber's distance of 127 feet, 10 inches was good for first in the javelin.
The Wolves were one of eight teams at the meet. Minnesota State, Moorhead, won the men's team crown while Concordia-Moorhead was the women's team champion.
We had a small group of kids, and it was just a chance for those who won't get to run relays at the Drake Relays to get a meet in, said Fuller.
On the men's side, Fuller noted that Paul Woodward had some good results. Woodward recently joined the team following Northern's spring football activities.
I thought Paul ran pretty well, that :22.41 (in the 200 meters) was a good mark for him, Fuller said. He's getting better and will run under 22 soon.
Northern will take several relay teams to the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday and Saturday.
COBBER TWILIGHT OPEN
Northern State Results
400-Meter Hurdles: 5, Hannah Treinen, 1:08.28.
1,500-Meter Run: 5, Brittney Olfert, 1:13.89.
High Jump: 8, Hannah Treinen, 4-9 .
Pole Vault: 1, Calley Worth, 11-2 ; 2, Katie Burton, 10-8 .
Shot Put: 1, Melodi Boke, 45-7; 4, Yvonne Freese, 40-10 ; 6, Mariah Nelson, 37-1 .
Discus: 1, Yvonne Freese, 155-3 (school record); 4, Mariah Nelson, 132-10.
Javelin: 1, Alex Webster, 127-10; 7, Kaitlyn Sturlaugson, 112-8.
100-Meter Dash: 8, Paul Woodward, :11.30.
200-Meter Dash: 8, Paul Woodward, :22.51.
1,500-Meter Run: 2, Hunter Kopff, 4:14.53; 3, Brandon Krein, 4:18.36.
Long Jump: 4, Zak Kjolsing, 20-10.
Shot Put: 6, Jared Thompson, 40-9 .
Discus: 8, Jared Thompson, 127-10.
Javelin: 2, Devin Olson, 176-2.