FARGO, N.D. - One Northern State athlete began the season hitting a provisional qualifying mark, while another just missed hitting one as well.
NSU competed at the North Dakota State Bison Open on Saturday in its first action of the indoor track and field season. Sophomore Luke Hauert finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of :08.19, which is just three one-hundredths of a second off of his personal best time. The provisional qualifying mark in the event is :08.25, while the automatic mark is :07.97.
Luke ran real well, Northern State track coach Jim Fuller said. First meet and provisional qualifying is very good. That was a real good run. Had he not hit the second hurdle hard I think he would have run :08.10 or somewhere in there.
Junior Melodi Boke won the shot put with a toss of 43 feet, 5 inches, which Fuller said is just a couple of inches off of a provisional mark in the event.
Melodi threw good, Fuller said. Not great, but a nice solid start to her season. It is always good to win.
Fuller added that Boke's toss would have been a provisional mark last year, but the standards for the event were raised this year. Kali Hook finished sixth in the event with a throw of 37-7 .
John Rawerts finished fourth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:09.91, which is just four seconds off of his lifetime best. Jayce Seelig placed fifth in the one mile run with a time of 4:30.79.
Jayce Seelig ran really well in the mile too, Fuller said, so a couple of those cross country kids ran well, along that same line Michelle Monroe ran well in the 3,000.
Monroe placed seventh in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11:11.97. Theresa Knapp tied for eighth in the pole vault with a lifetime best mark of 10-6. Northern State will host a triangular with Jamestown College and Minot State on Friday. The field events start 5 p.m. and the running events start at 6:30 p.m. at the Barnett Center.
Northern State Results
60-Meter Hurdles: 2, Luke Hauert, :08.19.
1-Mile Run: 5, Jayce Seelig, 4:30.79.
400-Meter Dash: 3, Mandela Matasu, :52.40.
1,000-Meter Run: 6, Brandon Krein, 2:42.66.
3,000-Meter Run: 4, John Rawerts, 9:09.91.
1,600-Meter Relay: 6, Northern State (Luke Hauert, Mark Gilkerson, Mandela Matasu, Eric Peterson), 3:30.27.
Shot Put: 5, Jared Thompson, 46-4; 8, Jordan Premus, 43-3 .
Triple Jump: 7, Travis Kamm, 43-3 .
High Jump: 6, Travis Kamm, 6-0.
3,000-Meter Run: 7, Michelle Monroe, 11:11.97.
1,600-Meter Relay: 7, Northern State (Jill Schaefer, Hannah Treinen, Makayla Perryman, Emily Fritz), 4:13.73.
Weight Throw: 7, Melodi Boke, 41-2 .
Shot Put: 1, Melodi Boke, 43-5 ; 6, Kali Hook, 37-7 .
Pole Vault: T-8, Theresa Knapp, 10-6.