Beaver Fever Friday – Zoey Mills – Track

Beaver Track & Field to send full team to Cougar Classic April 3

Bemidji State University track & field returns to action April 3 with a trip to the Cougar Classic, hosted by the University of Minnesota – Morris. Field events begin at 11 a.m. followed by track events at 12 p.m. in Morris, Minn.

Junior thrower Zoe Carrasco (Christensen) wasted no time to break another program record as she did so in the hammer throw during Bemidji State University track & field’s first outdoor meet of the season March 26-27 at the Wildcat Outdoor Classic in Wayne, Neb.

Carrasco took sixth in the hammer throw on Friday with a BSU outdoor record toss of 174-feet-06-inches (53.18 meters), which ranks 14th in NCAA Division II this season and is a national provisional qualifying mark. The previous BSU record belonged to Gena Baklund with a mark of 172-09 set in April 2019. Carrasco also took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 44-07.50 (13.60m), which ranks 16th in the nation.

Bemidji State’s first outdoor meet of the season also provided 17 top-five finishes, including event wins by junior mid-distance runner Ryne Prigge, sophomore sprinter Janice Cole and freshman sprinter Alaina Hall. Cole earned first place in both the 400m dash with a time of 59.50 and the 200m dash with a time of 26.96. Prigge won the 800m run with a time of 2:21.31 and Hall won the 100m dash with a time of 12.44.

The Beavers saw numerous personal records set as 18 Beavers took part in their first ever outdoor meet collegiately. The group of 18 first-timers set 30 personal record marks while 34 in total were set through the meet.

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