SignUp
Ice Hockey MM
Basketball Big Game Plans
Sophomore Ke-Ke Burks was the runner-up in the weight throw today.
Clarke, Weller, Burks highlight 2014 indoor opener
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Saturday 01/18/2014 20:54:49 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available

MINNEAPOLIS – Stephanie Clarke won the 400-meters and Savana Weller (800-meters) and Ke-Ke Burks (weight throw) were the runners-up in their respective events as North Dakota opened the 2014 indoor track season at the University of Minnesota’s Northwest Open.

Clarke, an Edmonton, Alberta, native and UND’s all-sports Female Rookie of the Year last season, captured the 400 with a time of 58.68 seconds. In the same event, teammate Anne Van Heel (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.) placed fifth with a time of 1 minute, 00.74 seconds.

Weller, a senior from Sauk Centre, Minn., ran a time of 2:15.81 in the 800-meters while Burks, a sophomore from Madison, Wis., finished second in the weight throw with a mark of 53 feet, 11 ¾ inches.

Clarke, Weller and Van Heel also teamed with freshman Alyssa Espinoza (Billings, Mont.) for a third-place performance in the 4x400 relay. UND’s quarter clocked a time of 4:00.14.

Another sophomore thrower, Molly Griep (Whitewater, Wis.), took third in the shot put and sixth in the weight throw. She recorded a shot put mark of 44-09.75 and a weight throw of 50-11.00. Teammate Chantel Urban (Jr., Surrey, N.D.) was fifth in the shot put with a throw of 42-11.50.

Sophomores Paige Slemmons (Fargo, N.D.) and Rochelle Robb (Bull Bay, Jamaica) provided fifth-place finishes for UND, Slemmons in the 60-meter dash (8.07 seconds) and Robb in the high jump (5-02.25).

Click on the PDF link for complete results from today's meet.

UND returns to action in two weeks (Jan. 31-Feb. 1) at the Mountain State Games in Pocatello, Idaho.

Through These Doors - 403 - The Odd Couple
Coming off a sweep of Colorado College to start the NCHC schedule, the University of North Dakota men's hockey team returns home to face Providence. MORE
NAU halts UND's home win streak at 10
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Visiting Northern Arizona handed North Dakota its first home loss of the season with a 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 win Thursday night at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Big Sky... MORE
FOX Sports North adds volleyball to broadcast schedule
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota Athletics Department announced an agreement today with FOX Sports North (FSN) to air four UND volleyball games live for the remainder of the... MORE
MBB picked ninth in both Big Sky preseason polls
The North Dakota men's basketball team was picked to finish ninth in both the Big Sky Coaches and Big Sky Media preseason polls released by league officials on Thursday. MORE