Mankato Sweeps NSIC Track Titles

Augustana Men Finish Runner Up

MEN

Minnesota State won its fifth straight NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Championships behind an impressive performance at Howard Wood Field. The Mavericks, which have won seven of the last eight titles, scored 166.5 points to finish 25.5 points ahead of second place Augustana. The Mavericks won six individual events and one relay at the championship. In all, three new records were set by the men at the championship.

St. Cloud State’s Ryan Johnson earned NSIC High Pointer Performer on the men’s side as he amassed 26 points after winning the hammer throw and placing second in the shot put and discus. Teammate Quinn Anderson set a new record in the discus with a heave of 183-09, which broke former Huskie Adam Kershaw’s 2011 record of 181-02.

On day one, MSU Moorehead’s Cody Christ started out the championship breaking a 35-year-old record in the 10000 meter run. Christ crossed the tape in 30:24.05, nearly 14 second faster than former Dragon Dave Sederquist’s record of 30:37.94 from 1981. The time was an NCAA provisional qualifying time. St. Cloud State’s Keyshawn Davis broke the record in the long jump with a leap of 24-09.75. He broke MSU Moorhead’s Derek Bredy’s 2013 record of 24-7.75.

Also on day one, Sioux Falls Scott Greenman set a new mark in the pole vault as he cleared 17-00.25 to break UMD’s Jason Beutz’s record of 16-10 set in 2011.

The top three finishers in each event and the top two relay teams are named to the NSIC Outdoor Track & Field All-Conference team. NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Athletes and Coach of the Year will be announced next week at NorthernSun.org.

The NCAA National Championships will take place on May 26-28 at in Bradenton, Florida. The entire field for the NCAA Championships will be announced on Tuesday, May 17 at 5 p.m. on NCAA.com.

Men – Team Rankings – 21 Events Scored
1) Minnesota State 166.5
2) Augustana 141
3) St. Cloud State 91
4) Sioux Falls 85.5
5) MSU-Moorhead 84
6) U-Mary 60
7) Wayne St. 52
8) Minnesota-Duluth 45
9) SW Minnesota St. 32
10) Northern State 31.5
11) Concordia-St. Paul 22
12) Minot State 8.5 

WOMEN

The Minnesota State University, Mankato women won its first NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Championship since 1983 behind an impressive performance at Howard Wood Field. The Mavericks amassed 152.333 points to win by 14.83 points over second place Augustana. The Mavericks won five individual events and two relays at the championship.

Two new NSIC records were set during the championship. Augustana’s Bree Woebler earned NSIC High Point Performer as she scored a massive 32 points for the Vikings. Woebler won the heptathlon with an NSIC record 5111 points two weeks ago. Over the last two days she added a win in the javelin and took third in the high jump, was fifth in the long jump and seventh in the 100m hurdles.

The other record was broken on day one, when the University of Sioux Falls Courtney Crandall set a new record in the women’s pole vault clearing 13-4.5 to break Minnesota State’s Katelin Rains’ 2009 mark of 13-4.25.

The top three finishers in each event and the top two relay teams are named to the NSIC Outdoor Track & Field All-Conference team. NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Athletes and Coach of the Year will be announced next week at NorthernSun.org.

The NCAA National Championships will take place on May 26-28 at in Bradenton, Florida. The entire field for the NCAA Championships will be announced on Tuesday, May 17 at 5 p.m. on NCAA.com.

Women – Team Rankings – 21 Events Scored
1) Minnesota State 152.333
2) Winona State 137.5
3) Augustana 125.5
4) U-Mary 89
5) Northern State 61
6) Minnesota-Duluth 57.3333
7) MSU-Moorhead 43
8) St. Cloud State 41
9) Sioux Falls 40
10) SW Minnesota St. 31
11) Concordia-St. Paul 14.3333
12) Minot State 13
13) Wayne St. 12
14) Bemidji State 2
15) Upper Iowa 0