Morrow Highlights NDSU Menís Track & Field at Bison Open
Release: February 09, 2013
FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State senior Jesse Morrow won the pole vault with one of the best marks in school history on Saturday to highlight the NDSU performances at the Bison Open.
Morrow cleared 17-01.00 (5.21m) to become just the fourth Bison in history to go over 17 feet in the indoor pole vault. He moved from No. 5 to No. 2 on the NDSU all-time list in the event and now ranks among the top 50 vaulters in the nation this season.
Moses Heppner took The Summit League lead in the 800m with a victory in 1:52.95 on Saturday.
Sophomore Jerome Begin won the 400m dash in 49.68 seconds, and unattached NDSU athlete Donte Smart was the runner-up in 49.98. Begin placed third in the 200m dash with a time of 22.27 that ranks No. 2 in The Summit League this season after being converted for track size.
Senior Casey Orgon placed second in the weight throw with his second-best throw of the season at 62-01.75 (18.94m). Trevor Berner was third, and senior Blake Elsen posted a personal-best by more than one foot to take fourth at 58-10.75 (17.95m). Elsen improved from seventh to fifth on the NDSU all-time list in the event.
Redshirt freshman Brandt Berghuis recorded a personal-best shot put mark of 53-02.25 (16.21m) for fourth place. Berghuis is No. 3 in The Summit League this season.
Andy Lillejord cleared a season-best 16-02.00 (4.93m) in the pole vault for third place.
Sophomore Parker McKittrick recorded a personal-best time of 8.28 seconds in the prelims of the 60m hurdles. McKittrick placed fourth in the finals with a time of 8.30 seconds.
Senior Andre Martin, Jr. made his track debut for the Bison and claimed a fourth-place finish in the 60m dash at 7.04 seconds. Martin's time ranks No. 7 in The Summit League this season.
Iowa State Classic Results
AMES, Iowa - North Dakota State senior and Summit League leader Matt Tetzlaff claimed a fourth-place finish in the 60m hurdles at the Iowa State Classic, running his second-fastest time of the season at 8.03 seconds.
Junior Alec Espeland placed 10th in the 800m in 1:52.13, a season-best performance that ranks him No. 2 in The Summit League this season.