NDSU Women Race to Second-Place Team Finish at Jack Johnson Classic
Release: January 19, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - The North Dakota State women's track & field team claimed event titles in the 60m hurdles, 400m, 800m and 3,000m on Saturday on its way to a second-place team finish at the Jack Johnson Classic hosted by the University of Minnesota. Factoring in Antoinette Goodman's victory in the 200m dash on Friday evening, the Bison took five of a possible 17 event titles at the meet.
Minnesota won the team title with 203 points. North Dakota State was second with 135, edging out Western Michigan who finished third with 128 points. Western Michigan, a perennial Mid-American Conference power, has finished in the top three at the MAC Championships in six of the last seven seasons.
Senior Deborah John set a new Jack Johnson Classic meet record on her way to first place in the 60m hurdles, crossing the line in 8.42 seconds - just six-hundredths of a second off her school record time of 8.36 seconds. It was the second-fastest 60m hurdles performance of John's career and currently ranks in the top 25 in the nation this season.
John also tallied a third-place finish in the 60m dash at 7.68 seconds.
Junior Heidi Peterson and redshirt freshman Brecca Wahlund now stand at No. 3 and No. 4 all-time at NDSU in the 3,000m after finishing as the top two collegiate competitors on Saturday. Peterson finished in 9:50.28 and Wahlund was close behind in 9:50.99. The race marked Wahlund's first collegiate attempt at the 3,000m
Senior Faith Kruchowski followed up her impressive 800m opener at the Bison Classic with an even faster time on Saturday, running 2:12.18 to win the event.
Sophomore Paige Stratioti was unable to knock off Minnesota's Alena Brooks in the 600m, but Stratioti did become the second-fastest woman in NDSU history in the event with her time of 1:32.61.
The 4x400m relay team of Tingelstad, Stratioti, Page and Goodman clocked in at 3:48.73 for third place in a close race.
Freshman Lexy Boschee took third in the high jump with a mark of 5-07.75 (1.72m). Boschee has now cleared 5-07.75 or better four times this season.
Twila Moser ran a season-best 9.04 seconds for fifth place in the 60m hurdles.
NDSU will compete at the South Dakota Invitational in Vermillion, S.D., and the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames, Iowa, on Jan. 26.