Otterdahl Improves Shot Put Record at Beach Invitational

LONG BEACH, Calif. (NDSU Athletics) -- North Dakota State senior Payton Otterdahl threw an outdoor personal-best 70-01.50 (21.37m) in the shot put at the Beach Invitational Saturday to extend his NDSU school record. He is ranked second in the NCAA for the outdoor season.

It was the first time this season that Otterdahl did not claim first place in the shot put at a meet. Reigning Olympic champion Ryan Crouser unleashed a world-leading toss of 74-07.25 (22.74m) to end his unbeaten streak.

Otterdahl also finished as the top collegian in the discus on Saturday, posting the second-best throw of his career at 205-6 (62.64m).

Sophomore Alex Talley threw an outdoor personal-best 62-02.50 (18.96m) in the shot put to rank fourth in NDSU history and 25th in the NCAA this season.

Junior Michael Keogan broke the 60-foot barrier for the first time in his career, throwing 60-04.00 (18.39m). The Watertown, S.D., native moved up to seventh all-time at NDSU and top 40 in the NCAA this season.

Sophomore Marcus Walton cleared an outdoor personal-best 6-11 (2.11m) in the high jump at the Beach Invitational, tying him for fifth-best in NDSU history.

Sophomore Connor Wendel (Carrington, N.D.) ran a career-best 53.43 in the 400m hurdles, tying for the No. 1 time in The Summit League this season.

Redshirt freshman Brandon Lewis put up another big mark in the long jump, going 24-03.00 (7.39m). He is ranked fifth in school history and 50th in the nation this season.

Senior Kelle’Mon Hinton approached the 50-foot mark once again in the triple jump, marking 49-03.00 (15.01m) on Saturday.

Senior J.T. Butler tied his 100m dash personal-best at 10.62 seconds and clocked 21.30 in the 200m. Sophomore Alex Brosseau ran a personal-best 10.91 in the 100m and 21.81 in the 200m.

Freshman Jacob Rodin was the top Bison in the 400m dash, finishing in 48.60 for his second-fastest time of the year. Beau Brannan (1:54.55) was the top finisher for the Bison in the 800m.

Butler, Ben Klimpke, Lewis and Brosseau ran 41.55 in the 4x100m relay for sixth place at the Beach Invitational.