SignUp
Ice Hockey MM
Basketball Big Game Plans
Urban achieved personal records in both the shot put and weight throw.
Throwers shoulder the load at track opener
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Sunday 12/08/2012 16:48:51 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available
FARGO, N.D. -- Multiple milestone throws highlighted North Dakota's track and field season opener at North Dakota State's Dakota Duals tonight.

North Dakota's throwers amassed five all-time top-10 marks, including a pair by sophomore Chantel Urban. The Surrey, N.D., native landed in UND's top-10 in both the shot put and the weight throw, with personal-record marks in both. She recorded a toss of 12.86 meters (42 feet, 2 ¼ inches) in the former and 14.27 meters (46 feet, 10 inches) in the latter.

Urban was one of four UND throwers to make the final weight throw finals, with all four logging top-10 distances. She was joined by freshmen Molly Griep (Whitewater, Wis.), Ke-Ke Burks (Madison, Wis.) and Jayd Eggert (Minot, N.D.), each of whom was making her collegiate debut.
UND was defeated by the host Bison 68.00-48.00.

Other notable efforts by UND tonight included runner-up finishes by Alexandra Birkle (So., Eden Prairie, Minn.) in the 1000-meters and Rochelle Robb (So., Bull Bay, Jamaica) in the high jump.

Birkle clocked in at 3 minutes, 18.90 seconds, while Robb cleared a height of 1.63 meters (5 feet, 4 ¼ inches).

UND is now idle until after Christmas and will return to action Jan. 12 at the Northwest Open in Minneapolis.
Martin named Big Sky Women’s Golfer of the Week
Following a fourth-place finish at the Creighton Classic, league officials named North Dakota junior Sadie Martin this week's Big Sky Women's Golfer of the Week. MORE
MHKY Game Notes: No. 3 UND, No. 5 Friars square off
North Dakota returns home to host Hockey East preseason favorite Providence in a series featuring two programs that are ranked among the top five in the national polls. MORE
Anderson hired as assistant tennis coach
The University of North Dakota has announced the hiring of Kyle Anderson as the new assistant men's and women's tennis coach. Anderson joins UND after spending the 2013-2014 season as the women's... MORE
UND top pick in Big Sky women's basketball polls
OGDEN, Utah-- The University of North Dakota women's basketball team was picked to repeat as Big Sky Conference champions according to both the league's coaches and media in the preseason polls... MORE
Martin takes fourth at Creighton Classic
Junior Sadie Martin continued her strong play at the Creighton Classic, finishing fourth in the 36-hole tournament with a final round score of 77 (+5). MORE