Bison Women Roll to Seventh Consecutive Summit League Outdoor Title
With a tremendous final-day effort that included championships in 10 different events, the North Dakota State women’s track & field team rolled to its seventh consecutive Summit League outdoor team title on Saturday, May 17. The Bison have now claimed 14 straight team titles in track & field, winning all seven indoor and outdoor titles since joining The Summit League.
The championship also marked the completion of the third straight Summit League Triple Crown for NDSU, as the Bison have swept the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field titles over the last three years.
The final outcome was never in doubt for NDSU, which won with 246 points. South Dakota State placed second with 193 points, and South Dakota was third with 169. Twelve events were contested on the final day, and the Bison won titles in 10.
Senior sprinters Antoinette Goodman and Ashley Tingelstad were nothing but dominant in their final Summit League Championships. Goodman won her third career outdoor titles in the 100m and 200m dashes and anchored the Bison women to a victory in the 4x100m relay, running her career total to 16 Summit League titles. She improved her 200m school record to 23.39 seconds, ranking her 41st in the nation.
Tingelstad claimed her third career outdoor title in the 400m in 53.70, was the runner-up in the 200m, and ran on the winning NDSU 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Her 200m time of 23.75 seconds was a lifetime-best that ranks second in school history.
Tingelstad was named the Summit League Outdoor Championships Track MVP.
Junior Paige Stratioti defended her Summit League title in the 800m with a winning time of 2:08.40. She also took second as the runner-up to Tingelstad in the 400m, running a personal-best 53.79 that ranks fourth in NDSU history.
Bison senior Faith Kruchowski started NDSU’s day off with a furious kick to come from behind and win the 1500m title, and she came back to take second in the 800m and run on the winning 4x400m relay. Her 1500m time was a personal-best 4:30.19 that ranks sixth in school history.
NDSU took the league titles in both hurdle events, with Deborah John defending her 100m hurdles title in 13.75 and Ashley Heinze winning her first championship in the 400m hurdles in 1:00.60. Heinze also placed third in the open 400m in a personal-best 55.98.
Redshirt freshman Katelyn Weimerskirch won her first league championship in the discus, posting a winning throw of 161-11 (49.36m).
The Bison swept the top three places in both the 400m and 800m. John, Rose Jackson, Tingelstad and Goodman set a new meet and track record in the 4x100m relay in 45.03. Stratioti, Kruchowski, Ashlynn Simon and Tingelstad won NDSU’s seventh straight league title in the 4x400m relay.
Other placewinners for NDSU included Amy Andrushko (3rd in 800m), Rose Jackson (4th in 100m), Jordyn Thornton (4th in discus) and Katie Dockter (5th in triple jump).