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College track and field: Bison notch several personal bests in Iowa

The Bison women tallied a pair of victories

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Multiple North Dakota State track and field athletes tallied personal-best performances on Friday at the Drake Relays and Kip Janvrin Open.

NDSU's Jacob Rodin notched an outdoor personal best in the 800 meters for the second consecutive week, clocking a time of 1 minute, 49.06 seconds for third place at the Drake Relays. Cody Roder ran a personal-best 47.48 in the 400, tying him for eighth-fastest in Bison outdoor history.

At the Kip Janvrin Open in Indianola, Iowa, Josh Knutson tallied a personal-best time of 52.62 to win the 400 hurdles. The time ranks him ninth-fastest in NDSU history. Drake Daniels took sixth place with a personal-best 54.71.

Symon Keiser and Brock Johnsen also logged personal bests. Keiser was the runner-up in the 1,500 at 3:51.07. Johnsen clocked a time of 14.72 to claim third in the 110 hurdles.

On the women's side, Amanda Anderson and Alissa Melvin led the way for the Bison at the Drake Relays.

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Anderson placed second in the discus with a throw of 185 feet, 7 inches. Melvin was the runner-up in the triple jump at 41-10 1/2.

At the Kip Janvrin Open, NDSU's Amy Phillips won the hammer throw with a mark of 41-10 1/2. Maggie Steffen took the javelin title with a mark of 123-1. Kaleesa Houston was the runner-up in the 1,500 at 4:35.07 and Angel Pratt clocked a 25.07 to win the 200. Pratt placed second in the 100 at 12.01.

The Bison will conclude competition at the Drake Relays on Saturday.

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