TULSA, Okla – The North Dakota State men’s track & field team qualified with their 12th straight outdoor conference title, winning the team race in the Summit League Outdoor Championships in impressive fashion. Bison has 241.5 points in the team standings, beating second-placed South Dakota State with 36 points.
Bison took the team championship with contributions from all event areas, but Saturday was highlighted by a pair of school records from the NDSU 400m squad.
Adrian Harris, Jacob Levin, Jacob Rodin and Cody Roder teamed up to break the NDSU school record in the 4x400m relay, winning the Summit League title at 3:07.18. Individually, Roder ran 46.22 to break the NDSU 400m running record, taking third place in the encounter – with each of the top three finishes below the previous meeting’s record.
Harris also dropped below the previous NDSU school record of 400m, clocking 46.57 to take fourth place and the No. 2 in school history. Levin ran a lifetime best of 47.33 to place fifth in the 400m, ranking eighth fastest in NDSU history.
Levin then followed up with a career-best 21.02 to place second in the 200m. He now ranks fifth all-time on the NDSU for the 200m.
Josh Samyn defended his title in the Summit League 1500m in dramatic fashion with a personal best of 3:47.37. Symon Keizer placed fourth in a personal-best of 3:48.54 which made him the eighth fastest in NDSU history.
senior Marcus Walton was the Summit League runner-up in the triple jump at 48-01.25 (14.66m). Josh Darwin tied for second in the high jump, clearing 6-8 (2.03m).
Bison’s men scored significant in the discus, finishing 2-3-4-5-7. Kristoffer Thomsen leads in second with personal-best 175-0 (53.34m). Kaden for sure take third, Trevor Otterdahl is fourth, Levi Rockey placed fifth, and Clayton Hannula finished seventh for the NDSU.
Trent Davis was runner-up in the 110m hurdles, clocking 14.23. new students Brock Johnson took fourth at 14.55.
Rodin finished third in the 800m with a time of 1:50.90.
Josh Knutson a career best run of 52.34 to place third in the 400m hurdles and the sixth fastest in NDSU history. new students Cullen Curl (54.90) took fifth place, and Drake Daniels (55.35) ranks sixth.
Alex Brosseau claimed fourth place in the 100m and 200m, and White Dante placed sixth in the 100m for NDSU.
Trevor Otterdahl was named Championship Field MVP for scoring 23 points in the throwing event.