Tingelstad, Vaulters Shine for Bison at Thundering Herd Classic
Release: February 02, 2013
FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State junior sprinter Ashley Tingelstad raced to one of the fastest 400m times in NDSU indoor history on Saturday afternoon, and a short while later she bounced back to anchor the Bison women to a commanding victory in the 4x400m relay.
Tingelstad won the 400m dash in 55.26 seconds, which ranks No. 6 all-time in North Dakota State history. However, Tingelstad's 400m performance came on the Shelly Ellig Indoor 200-meter flat track rather than on a 200m banked track or a 300m track like a majority of the times that rank in front of her on the all-time list.
The junior from East Grand Forks, Minn., later teamed up with Brittany Page, Paige Stratioti and Faith Kruchowski to win the 4x400m relay in 3:48.88. The Bison outpaced second-place North Dakota by nearly seven seconds.
North Dakota State dominated the women's pole vault on Saturday. All-American Leslie Brost, competing unattached for the indoor season, cleared 13-07.25 (4.15m) to take first place, but her younger teammates were close behind. Freshman Brittany Stangl and junior Caitlin Mack each cleared 12-07.50 (3.85m) to share the No. 2 spot on the NDSU all-time list behind Brost.
Freshman Anna Benke - already No. 5 on the Bison performance list in the pole vault after clearing 12-03.50 last weekend - placed fourth Saturday at 12-01.50 (3.70m).
With Brost, Mack, Stangl and Benke, four of the top six pole vaulters in NDSU history are currently on the roster.
Kruchowski claimed first in the 600m run and moved to No. 5 on the NDSU all-time list in the process with her winning time of 1:32.88. Stratioti was second in the 600m, just two weeks after running the second-fastest time ever by a Bison woman in the event.
Page was the runner-up to Tingelstad in the open 400m, crossing the line in 57.35.
Freshman Erin Teschuk went sub-five minutes to lead an NDSU sweep of the top three places in the women's mile. Teschuk's winning time of 4:59.03 is the fastest in The Summit League this season, based on marks entering the weekend. Redshirt freshman Brecca Wahlund (5:02.21) and junior Heidi Peterson (5:05.87) finished second and third, respectively.
Teschuk also ran 2:19.13 in the 800m for second place.
Junior Antoinette Goodman ran the fastest 200m dash of her career on a 200m flat track, winning on Saturday in 24.58 seconds. It was Goodman's fourth 200m victory in four tries this season, and she also won the long jump with a mark of 18-05.75 (5.63m).
North Dakota State will host the Bison Open on Saturday, Feb. 9, inside the Shelly Ellig Indoor Track & Field Facility.