NDSU men’s track and field wins 14th consecutive conference outdoor team title

ST. PAUL (NDSU/KVRR) – The North Dakota State men’s track and field team won its 14th consecutive outdoor conference title on Saturday.

The Bison men have now won 15 of 16 outdoor team trophies since joining the Summit League in 2008.

The NDSU men finished with 190 points in the team standings and held off South Dakota in furious fashion over the final three events of the meet. The Coyotes finished second with 175 points and South Dakota State was third with 158.

Khamarly Holmes, Cullen Curl, Isaac Huntington and Carter Elde brought home the 4x400m relay crown in 3:11.68 and sealed the team title for the Bison men in the final event.

Elde won the 400 meter hurdles in a personal best of 52.75. Holmes ran 52.96 in second, giving the Bison men a 1-2 finish and 18 crucial team points in the 400-meter hurdles.

NDSU senior pitcher Cam Landis was named Outdoor Championships Field MVP. He won his second event of the meet on Saturday, capturing the discus title with a career-best throw of 173-2 (52.78 m), which put him at No. 9 on the NDSU all-time list.

Freshman Ethan Moe broke the Summit League record in the 1500 meters, winning in 3:45.65. Fellow freshman Quinn Roehl placed fifth in 3:48.75.

NDSU’s Brock Johnsen ran a personal best of 14.08 and placed second in the 110-meter hurdles, ranking sixth in school history. Freshman Trey Heinrich placed fourth in a PR 14.23, placing him eighth in NDSU history. Logan Mathieu finished fifth in a PR 14.31.

Mthieu, Jayden Williams, Jayden Murdock and Michael Haugo ran the seventh fastest 4x100m relay in school history, taking fourth place in 40.63. It was the fastest Bison 4x100m since 2005.

Koate Deebom recorded a personal best of 48-04.00 (14.73 m) in the triple jump for fourth place, and freshman Carlton Mukurazita placed fifth for the Bison. Mukurazita climbed two spots on his sixth and final attempt, turning the team race in NDSU’s favor.

Jacob Van Dusseldorp set a new personal best of 17-00.00 (5.18 m) in the pole vault to finish fifth and become only the fourth man in NDSU outdoor history to clear above 17 feet. Jarod White placed sixth for NDSU.

Jake Arason finished sixth in the 5,000 meters and brought home three key team points for the Bison late in the meet.

Freshman Gabe Miles broke through with a huge personal best of 48.36 in the 400-meter dash final to take sixth place.