FARGO — North Dakota State’s women’s track and field team made its return to indoor action Friday defeating North Dakota in the dual-format team scoring, 100-43.
NDSU junior Akealy Moton won the shot put with a meet-record throw of 56 feet, 9½ inches , likely good enough to qualify for the NCAA Championships once again. Moton ranked fourth in the nation for the shot put last season.
Sophomore Kendra Kelley won a pair of sprint events, running a personal-best 24.86 seconds in the 200-meter dash to rank 10th in NDSU indoor history. She also clocked 7.73 seconds in the 60-meter dash for a new personal-best that fell just outside the NDSU all-time Top 10.
NDSU standout distance runner Kelby Anderson picked up where she left off in the spring, racing to a first-place finish in the mile in 4:50.38.
Freshman Salmata Korgho of Fargo Davies won her collegiate debut in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking 8.88 for first place.
NDSU senior Tasha Willing won the weight throw, throwing a personal-best 60-1.25.
Lexi Jordheim won the pole vault, clearing a personal-best 11-11.75. Bailey Cowling opened the season with a victory in the high jump, clearing 5-4.5.
Bison senior Melina Kuerschner won the 3000 meters with the second-fastest time of her career, finishing in 9:58.06.
NDSU’s Daejha Moss took the long jump title with a mark of 18-08.5. Freshman Grace Emineth of Fargo Shanley won the triple jump in her Bison debut, jumping 36-1.5. Emineth was also the runner-up in the long jump at 18-7.5.
Amanda Anderson registered a new personal-best by just over a foot in the shot put, throwing 49-8 for second place in the meet.