The North Dakota State men's track & field team won seven event titles at the Bison Classic hosted at the Shelly Ellig Indoor Track & Field Facility on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Sophomore Brandt Berghuis claimed titles in the shot put and weight throw to lead a Bison sweep of the top three places in both men's throwing events. Berghuis, who already ranks second in NDSU history in the indoor shot put, just missed a personal best with his winning throw of 55-02.00 (16.81m). He posted a mark of 59-04.00 (18.08m) to win the weight throw – only one centimeter shy of matching his personal best in the event.
Bison redshirt freshmen Alex Renner (personal best 53-06.25) and Brian Blasey (47-08.50) took second and third, respectively, in the shot put. Junior Trevor Berner (57-01.00) and senior Josh Eiler (53-02.75) were second and third in the weight throw for NDSU.
NDSU senior Alec Espeland won the mile in a time of 4:16.24. Fellow senior Moses Heppner captured the 800m crown in 1:54.57, and redshirt freshman Matt Jennings ran 1:24.39 in the 600m to take first.
Senior All-American Andy Lillejord won the pole vault with a mark of 16-06.75 (5.05m), and redshirt freshman Grant Mjelstad was second at 15-07.00 (4.75m).
Freshman Matt Neururer cleared 6-02.75 (1.90m) to win the high jump. Colin Paarmann posted an indoor personal best of 44-06.75 (13.58m) for second place in the triple jump.
Senior Nate Mattson placed third in the 60m dash (7.10) and 200m dash (22.66) to lead the Bison sprinters. Sophomore Alex Neumiller ran an indoor personal best 50.37 in the 400m for a third-place finish.
NDSU will return to action at the Jack Johnson Classic hosted by the University of Minnesota on Jan. 24-25.