“It puts us in a good spot as coaches to have student-athletes that just know how to get the job done and that’s important when you get to a big meet. You have to be able to compete and these girls come out and it doesn’t matter if we’re winning by five or 50 points after the first day, they come out and compete as hard as they can and want to score as many points as they can.”
The women’s track and field team won its eighth consecutive Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships. They won the Indoor Championships by 50.5 over South Dakota and won the Outdoor Championships by 73, a new League record.
Senior Emily Lesser brought home the Outdoor Field Championship MVP award after winning the shot put and was named to the All-League team in the hammer throw, shot put and discus. She was honored with fellow senior Maddie Van Beek, who won the Outdoor Track Championship MVP. Van Beek made All-League in three events – the 5,000-meter, steeplechase, and 1,500-meter. She also won the Indoor Championship in 5,000-meter and 3,000-meter.
The Future Is Now
Sophomore thrower Katelyn Weimerskirch won the Summit League Indoor Weight Throw Championship and the Summit League Outdoor Discus Championship. She threw a career-best 19.75 meters in the weight throw during the championship meet, an NDSU record. Multi-event sophomores Rose Jackson and Lexy Boschee both won outdoor and indoor Summit League Championships in the pentathlon and heptathlon.
Chew on This
The women’s track and field team is the crown jewel of NDSU Athletics. The Bison ladies have been dominating its peers since making the move to the Summit League and nothing proved it more than winning nine of the 17 individual indoor championship events. They followed their impressive performance by winning 11 of 21 individual outdoor events in the spring.