Bison capture 13th consecutive Summit League Outdoor Title, 27th overall
The North Dakota State women’s track and field team maintained its perfect conference meet record, winning its 13th consecutive Summit League outdoor team championship on Saturday. Combined with indoor, the Bison women have claimed 27-of-27 conference titles since joining The Summit League in 2008.
The NDSU women finished with 259.5 points, with South Dakota scoring 200 for second. The Bison added three individual event titles to their tally on Saturday. Jennie Baragar-Petrash took the 1500m title in a meet record and personal-best time of 4:16.23 – the second-best time in NDSU history.
Annika Rotvold claimed runner-up honors, giving the Bison a 1-2 finish. She clocked a career-best 4:17.90, which was also under the previous meet record and ranks her third in NDSU history. Jodi Lipp captured the conference triple jump crown, leaping a career-best 41-09.75. She now ranks fifth-best in NDSU outdoor history.
Junior Amanda Anderson won her second conference title in the discus, throwing 173-6 for the win. The Bison women finished 1-3-5 in the discus with Michaela Hawkins third and Maddy Nilles fifth. Meanwhile, Kendra Kelley became just the sixth Bison woman ever to go sub-24 in the 200 meter dash, running 23.95 for Summit League runner-up honors. She also placed sixth in the 100 meter final.
NDSU went 2-3-5 in the 5000 with Baragar-Petrash second, Rotvold third, and Kelby Anderson fifth. Peyton Frolek (2:10.34) and Katie Bye (2:12.42) finished 2-3 in the 800 finals.
The Bison women finished 3-4-8 in the 400-meter dash. Nell Graham clocked a personal-best 54.68 to place third and rank eighth-fastest in school history. Alyssa Lind took fourth in 55.63, and Grace Zimmerman was eighth.
Kelley, Zimmerman, Lind and Graham finished second in the 4x400m relay, clocking a season-best 3:42.22. Daejha Moss earned her third top-four finish of the meet, taking fourth place in the triple jump. She registered a personal-best mark of 39-09.75 (12.13) to rank 10th all-time at NDSU.
Ansley Schug placed fourth in the 400 meter hurdles and fifth in the 100 meter hurdles, posting a big personal-best 1:01.76 in the 400. She clocked a personal-best 13.76 in the 100 to rank third-fastest in NDSU history.
Freshman Bailee Dierks was sixth in the 400 meter hurdles, and freshman Salmata Korgho was eighth in the 100 meter hurdles. Senior Jocelyn Dinius, Lind, Korgho and Dierks teamed up to take fourth in the 4×100 relay.