Bison Men Perform Well at Thundering Herd Classic

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) -- The North Dakota State men’s track & field team won five events at Saturday’s Thundering Herd Classic held inside the Shelly Ellig Indoor Track & Field Facility.

Bison senior Jonah Warwick took the 1000m title in 2:28.60, ranking him seventh-fastest in NDSU history in the event. Junior Camron Roehl won the mile in 4:13.30 – the second-fastest mile time by a Bison in the past four years.

Competing unattached, NDSU’s Payton Otterdahl threw 64-01.75 (19.55m) to win the shot put, which would have been the school record by 13 inches. That mark would rank second in all of Division I this season had Otterdahl not been unattached. He also won the weight throw with a mark of 67-06.00 (20.57m).

NDSU took first in the 4x400m relay with the team of Warwick, Jacob Richter, Byrne Curl and Landon Jochim running 3:18.82. Jochim also took second in the 200m dash in 22.23.

Bison senior Steffan Stroh matched his career-best mark in the weight throw, hitting 65-09.50 (20.05m) for second place Saturday.

Bison junior Kelle’Mon Hinton matched his personal-best in the triple jump, going 48-06.00 (14.78m). He ranks No. 9 in NDSU history.

NDSU had several runner-up finishes as well. Junior sprinter Tatenda Dzvokora was the runner-up in the 60m dash, clocking 6.97 seconds. Sophomore Connor Salisbury took second in the pole vault, clearing 15-01.75 (4.62m), and sophomore Ben Klimpke was the runner-up in the long jump at 22-10.50 (6.97m). Freshman Kyle Hockert cleared 6-04.25 (1.94m) in the high jump to tie for second.