SMSU TRACK AND FIELD: SMSU sets several records after day one of NSIC Championships

MANKATO – The Southwest Minnesota State track & field teams recorded one all-conference honoree and set several school records during day one of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Championships at Myers Fieldhouse on the campus of Minnesota State University on Friday.

For the SMSU men’s team, Bashir Aidrus earned All-NSIC honors in the 3,000 meters by placing second with a school record time of 8:32.89 and help earn SMSU earn eight team points.

Ashanti Payne set a personal best in the weight throw with a toss of 16.67m to earn sixth place and produce three team points.

SMSU’s distance medley team of Chase Hamilton, Jake Evans, Hever Valenzuela and Bashir Aidrus crossed the finish line in sixth place with a school record time of 10:27.46 to earn SMSU three points.

On the women’s side, Rebecca Manteuffel recorded four team points by placing fifth in the weight throw with a school record mark of 16.65m. Teammate Angela Prokosch scored two points for the team with a toss of 16.50m-which ranks third best in program history-to finish in seventh place.

Kristin Weber ran the second-fastest time in program history in the 800 meters at 2:24.95 and now advances to the finals on Saturday.

Denitsa Dobreva broke the school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.57, but failed to qualify for the finals.

Day two of the championships will begin today starting at 11 a.m.

Content courtesy of SMSU Athletic Communications