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Quesenberry was one of two throwers to win event titles for UND.
Throwers lead the way at UNC-Wilmington
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Updated: Tuesday 03/14/2012 12:23:58 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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WILMINGTON, N.C. - North Dakota claimed two individual titles and one relay championship today to close out the University of North Carolina-Wilmington Seawhawk Invitational.

The event wins enabled the Fighting Sioux to place second in the nine-team standings.

Senior Brandon Quesenberry won the shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 8 ¼ inches, besting his nearest competitor by two feet.

Fellow thrower Shawn Johnson captured the discus throw with a heave of 158 feet, 7 inches. Teammate Roman Waldera was fifth with a throw of 147 feet, 8 inches.

The Sioux also captured first place in the 4x400 relay, as the quartet of Jesse Fenstermacher, Kent Luetzen, Reilly Mathiason and Matthew McCreary combined for a time of 3:22.16.

UND boasted the second and third-place competitors in a pair of events. In the 800-meter run, Fenstermacher was the runner-up with a time of 1:52.31, while Tyler Rose was right behind in third place with a time of 1:54.07. In the 400-meter hurdles, Luetzen was the runner-up with a time of 55.24, while teammate McCreary was third with a time of 56.29.

A trio of Sioux cracked the top five in the pole vault, led by Matthew Harris' runner-up showing. Harris cleared 14 feet, 11 inches. He was joined by teammates Tyler Colling and Jordan Fisk, who finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Senior Adam Stainiger finished sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, recording a time of 10:05.27.

Freshman Nick Lindstrom placed eighth in the 1,500-meters, clocking in at 4:01.83.

The Sioux will return to action March 16-17 at the Coastal Carolina Shamrock Invitational.

Final Standings
1. UNC-Wilmington, 276 points
2. North Dakota, 116
3. Campbell, 110
4. Livingstone, 68
5. UNC-Pembroke, 62
6. Slippery Rock, 35
7. Shaw, 34
8. UNC-Greensboro, 12
9. Barton, 9


~Go Sioux ~

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