Mankato, MN (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University men’s and women’s track and field teams opened the first day of competition from the NSIC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. Northern tallied one all-conference performer, four top-8 finishes, three season bests, and eight personal bests on the day. In addition, four Wolves qualified for Saturday’s final events.
THE QUICK DETAILS
Team Score: NSU men sit in ninth with six team points through 15 events.
Team Score: NSU women sit in seventh with nine team points through 15 events.
WOLVES THAT QUALIFIED FOR FINALS
- Jacob Lackas will enter the 60m hurdle finals sitting in seventh with a time of 8.39.
- Itoitz Rodriguez qualified for the 400m dash finals in fourth, crossing the finish line at 49.92.
- Shanice Burrell qualified for the 60m hurdle finals in eight with a time of 8.95.
- Donovan Miller qualified for finals in the 800m run with a time of 1:59.27 in fourth.
- Kealy Hill recorded the first all-conference honors of the meet for the Wolves, as the runner-up in the pole vault, clearing 3.55m.
WOLVES IN THE TOP-8
- Tanner Berg took fourth in the weight throw, with a 19.20m mark on his first toss of the afternoon.
- The women’s distance medley relay team of Abberly Smith, Mackenzie Cruzen, Jennifer Clark, and Paige Larson took eighth with a time of 12:44.98.
- The men’s distance medley relay team of Donovan Miller, Kelson Brewer, Devin Sheridan, and Jorge Garcia notched a time of 10:40.10 in eighth overall.
- TJ Hochstetler and Bryce Malsam sit in fifth and sixth with 2751 and 2738 points respectively through four events.
- Hochstetler recorded marks of 7.35 in the 60m dash (762 pts), 10.91m in the shot put (540), 6.59m in the long jump (718 pts), and 1.92m in the high jump (731 pts).
- Malsam tallied marks of 7.24 in the 60m dash (799 pts), 10.76m in the shot put (531 pts), 6.41m in the long jump (677 pts), and 1.92m in the high jump (731 pts).
BEYOND THE RESULTS
- Six Wolves recorded personal bests: TJ Hochstetler (60m dash, shot put), Bryce Malsam (60m dash, 60m hurdles), Jacob Lackas (60m dash), Trey Tiefenthaler (60m dash), Zachary Burns (pole vault), and Jacob Wiedrich (pole vault).
- Two Wolves recorded season bests: TJ Hochstetler (long jump) and Bryce Malsam (long jump, shot put).
Mankato, Minn (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded the NSIC Indoor Track and Field Championships with 17 personal bests, 14 top-8 finishes, four season bests, three all-conference performers, and one school record.
THE QUICK DETAILS
The Northern State men placed seventh, while the women took ninth.
- TJ Hochstetler took second in the heptathlon with 5,111 total points. He was just 30 points shy of the Northern State school record, and tallied a national provisional mark.
- Tanner Berg took second as well, in the shot put with a personal best and provisional mark of 16.14m.
WOLVES IN THE TOP-8
- Shanice Burrell took eighth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.27.
- Jacob Lackas finished sixth in the 60m hurdles with a personal best time of 8.28.
- Jake Olson took seventh behind Berg in the shot put, throwing 14.98m.
- Itoitz Rodriguez just missed all-conference accolades, taking fourth in the 400m dash with a time of 49.03.
- Donovan Miller ran to a personal best in the 800m run, finishing in fifth with a time of 1:59.27.
- Sonia Alaman took fourth in the high jump with a 1.63m mark, followed by Kailee Oliverson in sixth, jumping 1.60m.
- Trey Tiefenthaler took seventh in the triple jump, with a 13.98m mark.
- The women’s 4x400m relay team of Isabel Kinzer, Madison Barnes, Emma Rezac, and Hanneke Oosterwegel took third with a school record time of 3:54.52.
- The men’s 4x400m relay team of Kelson Brewer, Isaiha Fletcher, Devin Sheridan, and Itoitz Rodriguez finished in fifth with a season best time of 3:22.94.
- TJ Hochstetler and Bryce Malsam finished the men’s heptathlon in second and 13th overall with 5,111 and 4,203 points respectively
- Hochstetler recorded marks of 7.35 in the 60m dash (762 pts), 10.91m in the shot put (540 pts), 6.59m in the long jump (718 pts), 1.92m in the high jump (731 pts), 8.60 in the 60m hurdles (836 pts), 4.50m in the pole vault (760 pts), and 2:50.11 in the 1000m run (765 pts).
- Malsam tallied marks of 7.24 in the 60m dash (799 pts), 10.76m in the shot put (531 pts), 6.41m in the long jump (677 pts), 1.92m in the high jump (731 pts), 8.60 in the 60m hurdles (836 pts), and 3:03.68 in the 1000m run (629 pts).
- Dakota Hutzler took 15th in the pentathlon with 2,247 points; she record marks of 10.63 in the 60m hurdles (599 pts), 4.88m in the long jump (527 pts), 8.86m in the shot put (455 pts), and 1.54m in the high jump (666 pts).
BEYOND THE RESULTS
- Six Wolves recorded personal bests: TJ Hochstetler (60m hurdles, pole vault, 1000m run), Dakota Hutzler (high jump, shot put), Jacob Lackas (60m hurdles), Tanner Berg (shot put), Donovan Miller (800m run), and Tava Berg (high jump)
- Hochstetler won the pole vault in the heptathlon, defeating his next closest opponent by .20m.
- The previous women’s 4x400m relay record was set back in 2013 with a time of 3:56.47 by Nicolia Edwards, Hannah Treinen, MaKayla Perryman, and Jill Schaefer.
- Tanner Berg finished as the eighth top performer on the men’s side of competition, earning 13 team points.
Four Wolves have hit NCAA national provisional marks this season, with the potential to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Kealy Hill (pole vault), Jordan Menken (shot put), Tanner Berg (weight throw, shot put), and TJ Hochstetler (heptathlon) will await their fate to compete March 8-9 in Pittsburg, Kansas.