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Beaver Fever Friday – Kristen Petron – @BSUBeaversTFXC

Three running program records were broken as the Bemidji State University track & field team finished the 2020 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships on Saturday in Mankato, Minn. The 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run and mile run records were all broken as the Beavers finished the weekend with 20 points.

Sophomore hurdler Faith Beck broke the BSU 60-meter hurdles record that stood for seven years after a fifth-place time of 8.94 in the finals event. Her record time was 0.02 seconds faster than the previous record, set by Ashley Larva in 2013.

Senior Kristen Petron broke her own record in the mile run with a time of 5:16.93. Her time was just under one second faster and was good enough for 12th in the event.

Sophomore distance runner Ryne Prigge also broke her own record after taking fifth in the 800m run finals event. During the finals, she ran the record time in 2:16.91 which is just over one second faster than her previous record set at the BSU Open earlier this season.

Sophomore thrower Zoe Christensen took BSU’s highest individual finish of the day while taking second place in the shot put. She finished with a throw of 47-feet-01.75-inches in the finals portion of the event.

As a team, Bemidji State finished with 20 points to place 11th overall. Bemidji State’s student-athletes combined to break 11 personal records.