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Bison, Dragons, Cobbers track teams post several wins at UND Tune-Up

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GRAND FORKS — Six North Dakota State women's track and field athletes clinched victories at the University of North Dakota Tune-up on Saturday.

NDSU's Salmata Korgho won the 60-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.60 seconds to move up to fifth-fastest in school history. Christiana Collins claimed the title in the 60 with a time of 7.74.

The Bison's Allie Wahlund won the mile with a time of 5 minutes, 13.36 seconds. Onnica Stansbury finished first in the 3,000 in 10:28.31.

The NDSU women swept the throwing event titles. Amanda Anderson won the shot put with a throw of 47 feet, 11 3/4 inches. Amy Phillips took first place in the weight throw with a personal-best heave of 65-4.

NDSU's Trevor Otterdahl swept the throwing events to highlight the men's team's day.

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Otterdahl threw a career-best 62-9 1/4 to claim the shot put title. He ranks sixth in NDSU history and is top 30 in the country this season. Otterdahl registered a heave of 71-10 to win the weight throw, remaining No. 9 in the NCAA this season.

The Bison's Noah Shafer cleared a career-best 16-2 1/2 to win the pole vault. Robert Douglas claimed the 60 hurdles title with a time of 8.43. Henry Collins took first in the 200 in 22.45.

NDSU will compete in the Summit League Indoor Championships starting Friday, Feb. 25.

Dragons post 3 victories

The Minnesota State Moorhead track and field teams notched three wins at the UND Tune-Up.

MSUM's Ashley Hokanson cleared 12-4 in the women's pole vault to win the event. Kade Larson was victorious in the men's triple jump with a mark of 40-10 1/4. Kolby Brandt claimed the 600 title, finishing the event in 1:26.81. Teammate Elliot MacLennan was the runner-up in 1:27.17.

The Dragons' Shaquiel Higgs was second in the 60 at 7.06 and Jerome Crayton finished third in 7.10.

MSUM is scheduled to compete at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships Feb. 25 and 26 in Mankato, Minn.

Cobbers have strong showing

The Concordia track and field teams had a slew of solid performances at the UND Tune-Up.

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Concordia's Jesse Middendorf won the men's 800 meters with a time of 1:53.34. Munir Isahak earned the title in the men's mile with a run of 4:11.30. Nolan Valdez took first place in the long jump with a leap of 19-7 1/2.

On the women's side, Concordia's Drew Frolek claimed the runner-up spot in the 600 with a time of 1:41.44. Kelly Lorenz was second in the 800 in 2:29.02. Isabel Fredrickson placed second in the 1,000 in 3:06.10.

The Cobbers are set to compete at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Heptathlon on Thursday, Feb. 24.

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