Two Dozen Titles: Bison Women Claim 24th Straight Summit League Track & Field Championship

MACOMB, Ill. (NDSU Athletics) – The North Dakota State women’s track & field team extended its nation-best outdoor conference championship streak to 12, claiming another Summit League team title on Friday.

Counting their 12 straight indoor team championships, the Bison women have now captured 24 consecutive Summit League team titles.

NDSU scored 255 points over the three-day meet, topping second-place South Dakota (189.5) by 65.5 points. The Bison women won four individual event titles on Friday.

Junior Bailey DeMar captured the triple jump crown with a leap of 41-05.00 (12.62m), leading a 1-2-5-6 finish in the event with Jodi Lipp, Jenna Kes and Michaela Baker for 25 team points. Lipp was the runner-up with a personal-best mark of 40-09.00 (12.42m) that now ranks her seventh in NDSU history.

One day after winning the 10,000m, redshirt freshman Kelby Anderson claimed the conference title in the 1500m and finished third in the 5000m.

Junior Paige Harris took first place in the 400m hurdles, running a big personal-best of 1:00.67 to rank seventh all-time at NDSU. Kes, a sophomore from Jordan, Minn., capped her impressive Summit League meet as the runner-up in the 400m hurdles in a personal-best 1:02.12.

Bison sophomore Amanda Anderson captured the Summit League discus title, throwing 168-10 (51.47m). Junior Bailey Retzlaff placed third.

Sophomore Michaela Baker took third in the 100m hurdles, running 13.76 for a new personal-best that ranks third in NDSU history. Dakota Wood placed seventh in both the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles for the Bison.

Sophomore Alyssa Lind earned All-Summit League honors with a third-place finish in the 400m dash, running 55.78. Freshman Grace Zimmerman was seventh in 57.87.

Senior Katie Bostrom finished sixth in the 1500m and eighth in the 800m. Sophomore Peyton Frolek took sixth in the 800m, and freshman Rhaeghn Gripentrog took seventh in the 100m.