Beaver Fever Friday – Lexi Erickson – Track

Erickson and Goodwin break program records as Beavers take fourth at Norse Invite

Lexi Erickson and Mary Goodwin set new program records in 10000m Run and 3000m Steeplechase

Bemidji State University Women’s Track & Field student-athletes Lexi Erickson and Mary Goodwin broke program records in the 10,000-meter Run and 3,000-meter Steeplechase, respectively, as the Beavers finished fourth at the Norse Invite on the campus of Luther College in their first outdoor action of the season.

Both Erickson and Goodwin won their events as Erickson broke a 21-year program record in the 10,000-meter run besting Martha Miltich’s previous school record by over a minute set in 2003. She ran a time of 37:37.58, the 44th fastest time in the event among all NCAA Division II athletes.

Goodwin broke her own previous school record in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase by a second with a time of 10:54.08, the 11th fastest time in the event among all DII athletes. Goodwin owns nine of the 10 fastest times in BSU history in the event.

The Beavers’ 4×100-meter Relay team of Olivia Olson, Abbie Disbrow, Abby Syverson and Janice Cole also took first with a time of 49.95.

The Beavers totaled 101 points as a team to finish fourth at the tournament falling just short of conference leader Minnesota State University, Mankato by 17 points.

A small group from the team will head to California this week, while the rest of the team will head to the Minnesota State Open in Mankato.