Kreutz finishes 13th at NSIC Golf Championship

SMITHVILLE, Mo. – Junior Matthew Kreutz shot a one-over par 73 on the final day of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship leading Minot State to a seventh-place finish on Saturday at the Outlaw Course at Paradise Pointe Golf Course.

Kreutz, who opened the tournament with rounds of 80-75, finished with a 73 to post a three-round total of 228 to finish 13th overall. Kreutz finished the tournament with seven birdies over the two days and was second in the tournament with an average of 4.83 on the par-5 holes.

Carson Harcourt also posted a top-20 finish for the Beavers as he shot a 74 over the final 18 holes to finish with a two-day total of 230, which was good for 16th place overall.

Noah Rasinski of Concordia-St. Paul and Troy Ryynanen of St. Cloud State tied for the top spot after 54 holes with a score of 219. Rasinksi won the playoff to capture medalist honors for the tournament.

Minnesota State won the team title for the fourth straight year with a score of 907, while the Beavers finished seventh with a score of 928.

Matthew Bean and Cody Reynolds rounded out the Beavers scoring foursome for the tournament. Bean shot a 77 and finished 25th overall with a score of 233, while Reynolds carded a 75 to finish 30th overall with a 237.

Sean Semmens also competed for Minot State and closed with a round of 78 to finish 45th overall with a 54-hole total of 249.

– MSU athletics

Minot State track and field nets 16

Top-10 finishes in

outdoor opener

GOLDEN, Colo. – The Minot State men’s and women’s track & field teams opened their 2018 outdoor season with 16 top-10 finishes at the Kit Mayer Invite hosted by Colorado School of Mines on Saturday in Golden, Colo.

The men’s team notched eight top-10 finishes while the women’s team added eight top-10 finishes.

Minot State recorded four placings in the top-10 in men’s javelin, led by Derek Wax winning the event with a mark of 55.18m.

Ben Aasen finished second with a toss of 53.93m, followed by Jacob Hatfield in third place with a distance of 49.03m. Victor Abonyi placed sixth with a mark of 37.51m.

Preston Mayer recorded a fifth place finish in shot put with a mark of 12.58m while Hatfield finished fifth in the hammer throw with a toss of 51.35m.

Tanner Gust recorded a pair of top-10 finishes in the season opener. The Minot native placed sixth in the hammer throw with a mark of 50.41m and 10th in the discus with a distance of 39.02m.

Amber Hunsaker recorded a NCAA provisional qualifying mark with a toss of 42.12m in the javelin to finish second. The Thompson, N.D. native also posted a fourth place finish in the hammer throw with a mark of 48.23m.

Shae Pedersen also recorded a pair of top-10 finishes for the women’s team. Pedersen leaped 5.06m to place second in the long jump and finished 10th in the 100m dash with a time of 13.08 seconds.

The 4x100m relay team placed second with a clocked time of 50.87 seconds. Members of the relay team were Pedersen, Erin Winterton, Amanda Mohr and Autumne Haskell.

Abby McGee, Winterton, Mohr and Haskell made up the 4x400m relay team that covered the track with a time of 4:36.42 to finish sixth.

Samantha Huether finished seventh in the steeplechase with a time of 12:34.19 while Randii Reed-Widmer placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 10.36m.

The Beavers return to action on Friday, April 20 at the Blue Hawk Games hosted by Dickinson State in Dickinson, N.D.

– MSU athletics