POCATELLO, Idaho – Jakob Bissell’s school record in the weight throw lasted all of 13 days.
That’s because the North Dakota senior did it again today at the 2014 Big Sky Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship.
Bissell, a native of Plymouth, N.H., launched a throw of 60 feet, 5 ¾ inches to surpass the record of 58-10.75 he had set less than two weeks ago at North Dakota State. He placed fourth in today’s event to provide his team with its best individual performance at this year’s conference meet heading into tomorrow’s final day of action.
UND also got an individual scoring performance from senior Kohl Koppinger, who took sixth place in the pole vault. The Dickinson, N.D., product cleared 15 feet, 5 inches and established a new personal record in the process.
UND’s final points during day two came via the distance medley relay team of Drew Campbell, Jared Michel, Colin Cottingham and Parker Wharram. That quartet ran a time of 10 minutes 35.98 seconds – the seventh-fastest in school history -- to place eighth in the event.
Sophomore D’Monte Farley narrowly missed Norm McGee’s 25-year old school record in the 200-meters. Farley, who hails from Cottage Grove, Minn., recorded a time of 22.28 seconds in today’s prelims that was the third-fastest in school history.
Only McGee (21.66 seconds in 1989) and Justin Schiele (22.18 in 2002) have run faster times at UND.
Sacramento State sits atop the team standings heading into tomorrow’s competition. The Hornets have 40 points. Second place is Montana with 37 points and Eastern Washington is third with 35 points. UND is in ninth with nine points.
The third and final day of competition gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m. Mountain.