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Courtesy: James McFarlin
Jared Michel runs in the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday at Long Beach State.
Highlighting a busy weekend for track and field
Courtesy: Rachel Whipple, UND Media Relations
Release: 04/16/2017
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GRAND FORKS, N.D - - The University of North Dakota track and field team finished its busy weekend with several competitions in California and a competition in Iowa. 

 

UND saw several notable performances throughout the weekend, highlighted below:

 

Beach Invitational (Long Beach, Calif.)

 

Molli Deltloff improved her fourth-place standing in UND history with her shot put throw of 46 feet, 11.50 inches (14.31 meters).  

 

Bryan Clay Invitational (Azusa, Calif.)

 

The sprinters and hurdlers competed on Friday while most of the field athletes took the day to rest up. 

 

James McFarlin made his way into UND history with a personal record in the 400-meter run.  

 

Jim Duncan Invitational (Des Moines, Iowa)

 

Saturday was highlighted by the women’s 800-meter run. Six of the seven athletes who competed earned either a personal record or a season-best. Leading the way was the event winner Heather Harrower. Her time of 2 minutes, 14.61 seconds improved her previous best time of 2:15.03, which she hit at the 2016 Big Sky Indoor Conference Championship. 

 

Other athletes in the 800-meter included Anna Christian, Erica Eades, Amanda Larson, Hannah Oscarson, and Madison Overby

 

Also earning personal records on the day were Cole Beevers in the hammer, Dave Hettich in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter, Joseph Fenstermacher in the 1,500-meter, Aubrey Malnourie in the hammer, and Frances Mercil in the pole vault. 

 

While competing on Friday, UND saw several other personal records, but it was Jacob Henne and Janessa Meuleners who led the pack. 

 

Henne not only earned a personal record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, but he was also the event winner. 

 

Meuleners also earning a personal record, moved from the ninth spot in UND history to the seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. 

 

Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (Long Beach, Calif.)

 

While competing on Thursday, the field athletes led the way for UND. The event was highlighted by the breaking of a school record and several personal bests. 

 

Kyley Foster broke the school pole vaulting record with her clear of 13 feet, 03.75 inches (4.06 meters). She is now ranked first in the Big Sky Conference and sits at the 24th spot in the West Region. 

 

Senior Molly Griep earned a personal record in the discus after throwing 163-06 (49.83). She continues to hold the fourth-place in UND history. 

 

Isabel Waite walked away with two bests of her own. With her fourth-place finish in the javelin she earned a personal record. She also earned a season-best in the high jump.

 

“We compete in these meets not only for great conditions, but for great competition,” said head coach Kevin Galbraith. “It is a busy weekend, but we see a lot of good competition and it’s exciting to partake in all of it.”

 

The Fighting Hawks are set to compete at multiple competitions again next weekend. Some of the team will travel and compete in Fargo, N.D., at the Lyle Hokanson Classic, while the rest of the team will compete in San Diego, Calif., at the Triton Invitational hosted by UC San Diego.

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