Bison women’s track and field back in action this weekend
NDSU shooting for 14th straight Summit League Indoor Track & Field title
The North Dakota State women’s track & field team travels to the Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships this Saturday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, Feb. 28, in Brookings, S.D.
The Bison will be attempting to extend one of the nation’s longest-running championship streaks. The NDSU women enter the 2021 conference meet with 13 straight indoor team titles and 25 straight championships overall, including outdoor.
The meet begins with multi-events action at 9:30 a.m. both days. Running events begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
NDSU enters the meet with league leaders in five events this season, led by junior Jodi Lipp who tops the league performance list in the long jump and triple jump. The Bison also have the top performers in the 800m (Peyton Frolek), mile (Kelby Anderson), and shot put (Akealy Moton). NDSU won both the 4x400m relay and distance medley relay last season, and will attempt to defend those crowns this weekend.
The Bison have the potential to score big in the long jump, with three of the league’s top four performers this season wearing the green and gold. NDSU also brings the top three women in the shot put – and four of the top six in the weight throw – into the meet.
The Bison women were voted as preseason favorites to win the indoor team title once again, and pre-meet rankings have South Dakota as the top contender along with NDSU. Last year, the Bison topped the Coyotes, 213-148.
The League Leaders: Peyton Frolek (800m), Kelby Anderson (mile), Jodi Lipp (long jump and triple jump), and Akealy Moton (shot put).
The Defending Champs: Peyton Frolek (800m), Kelby Anderson (mile, 3000m & 5000m), and Jodi Lipp (triple jump, 4x400m relay, and distance medley relay).
The Veterans: Jenna Kes, ranked top-10 in the league in five events, Daejha Moss, ranked second in the league in high jump and long jump, Alyssa Lind, placed second in 400m as a junior and took third as a sophomore, and Tasha Willing, ranked second in the league in shot put and fourth in weight throw.
The Newcomers: Grace Emineth, ranked fourth in the league in long jump, Salmata Korgho, ranked fifth in the league in 60m hurdles, and Michaela Hawkins, ranked sixth in the league in shot put.