(MSUB Athletics release)
DICKINSON, N.D. – The Montana State University Billings track and field team continue to set program records on Friday as the Yellowjackets saw school-record performances from Shaniah Schwend and Sam Zook at the Blue Hawk Games hosted by Dickinson State University.
Schwend set MSUB-records in the long jump (5.36 meters) and the triple jump (11.29m) while finishing seventh and fifth in the events respectively. Brenna Beckett also broke the long jump record with her leap of 5.24 meter but she finished one spot behind Schwend. Schwend was also the ‘Jackets top finisher in the high jump with a leap over the 1.50 meter bar.
Zook broke his own school record in the 100-meter dash but will have to see what the time converts into once wind is factored in. His time of 10.41 is just one one-hundredth faster than his previous best but over two-tenths of a second faster than the rest of Friday’s field. Lamont Frisby finished third (10.74) in the race while Mason Schram (10.81) took fifth.
In the 200-dash, Zook also bested the field with his time of 21.08. Frisby finished sixth (22:03) and Rahkei Eyer took ninth (22.23).
Michaela Johnson won the women’s 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.71 and finished third in the 100-dash (12.39). Anne Lory Chevalier finished ninth (13.07) in the 100-dash just behind Jewlz Collins in eighth with a time of 12.80. Chevalier had another ninth-place finish in the 200-dash with her time of 26.65.
The Yellowjacket throwing group collected a host of first-place finishes at the meet led by Nels Flanagan who took first in the discus (46.92m) and hammer throw (52.22m). Hannah Nessan won the discus as well for the ‘Jackets with a throw of 42.70 meters. Brady Ostermiller, who took second (44.87m) in the discus, won the shot put with a mark of 15.38 meters. Forrest Cross finished fourth in the discus (44.28m) and the shot put (14.17m).
In the javelin, Beau Peaslee placed second recording a distance of 52.94 meters while Dillon Gongliewski finished fifth (50.63m) and Flanagan placed sixth (49.63m). Halie Warren took ninth in the javelin with a throw of 29.33 meters.
Nessan was the top women’s finisher in the hammer throw in sixth with a mark of 40.72 meters one spot ahead of Taylor Strigari’s throw of 39.58. Kassadee Kuoha took fifth 936.92m) in the discus while Abbie Lohof took seventh (36.21m).
Hailey Steinbeisser earned a fifth-place finish in the shot put (11.06) and Nessan took sixth (10.95).
Another first-place finisher was Tyus Mendoza in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The junior won the race by over 10 seconds in a time of 9:55.70.
Mark Hovland finished third in the 800-meter, less than two seconds behind the first place finisher with a time of 2:00.28. Carson Jessop (2:06.77) and Mendoza (2:12.20) also ran in the event.
Ronald Venema had a third-place finish in the 5K pacing a 16:08.95 time around the track. In the 1,500-meter, Drake Henson (4:10.51) and Carson Jessop (4:16.62) finished sixth and seventh respectively. Nikki Aiken took eight in the 1,500 with her time of 5:08.66.
Isaiah Girard tied for the second-highest mark in the high jump but finished third due to the number of attempts it took for him to clear the 1.93 meter bar. Girard took sixth in the long jump at a distance of 6.65 meters.
The women’s 4×100 relay finished second at the meet with a time of 50.21 led off by Collins with Johnson, Mataia Robinson and Schwend following. In the 4×800 relay, Rache Hiner, Miranda Livingston, Ella McKenzie and Catrina Schuchard finished third in 10:41.29.
MSUB will return to Dickinson on May 4, as they participate in the Dickinson State Last Chance Invite.
The Yellowjackets will split up for competition next week as they send athletes to the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa while the rest of the team attends the Carroll College Open. Jorey Egeland, Zook, Schram, Frisby, Shay and Beau Ackerman will travel to Iowa for one of the most prestigious meets in the country running Thursday through the Saturday. The Carroll College Open will take place on Friday in Helena.
All official results are posted via the Track and Field Results Reporting System.