BROOKINGS, S.D. – Throwers Michael Quesenberry and Ian Collins each enjoyed personal-record throws in the shot put today, highlighting the University of North Dakota’s performance at South Dakota State’s Jim Emmerich Invitational at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.
Quesenberry heaved a Big Sky Conference-leading throw of 55 feet, 9 inches (16.99 meters). That was not only a personal record for the sophomore from Billings, Mont., but the fourth-best shot put mark in program history.
His teammate, Edina, Minn., native Collins, logged the seventh-best mark in school history, a PR-throw of 53-7.5 (16.34). It also stands as the No. 3 shot put mark in the Big Sky this season.
Not to be outdone, a trio of runners also established new personal records for the Fighting Hawks. Blake Hollingsworth, a freshman from Oakes, N.D., clocked a time of 50.19 seconds in the 400-meters that stands as the ninth-best in program history.
UND returns to action next Friday at the Jack Johnson Invitational in Minneapolis and on Saturday at the Cobber Duals in Moorhead, Minn.