Editor’s Note: Welcome to Bison Illustrated’s 2014-15 Yearbook! Wednesday, we’ll be releasing our highlights from the men’s track and field and men’s and women’s basketball teams.
“It was a cumulative effect. I think we got a really good start day one and it continued into day two and day three could’ve been different and a lot closer, but I think the athletes fed off the energy from great performances by teammates. Everything kind of came together. I was thrilled with not only the student-athletes, but the assistant coaches that put in so much time, effort and energy.”
The men’s track and field team won its sixth consecutive Summit League Outdoor Championship and seventh overall since joining the conference eight years ago. In the preseason poll, they were picked to finish second and they went on to win the outdoor championships by 67.5 points.
The Bison throwers won four individual titles combined during both championships. Alex Renner won the Indoor Field MVP and won the outdoor championship in the hammer throw and shot put. He broke the NDSU shot put record, chucking it 18.67 meters. Sophomore Matti Mortimore won the javelin title. He broke NDSU’s javelin record earlier this by registering a throw of 237 feet, four inches.
The Future Is Now
Freshman sprinter Landon Jochim won the 400-meter dash in his first outdoor championships. Sophomore Angus Stoudt shined in the decathlon by taking home the championship and being named to the All-League team in the 110-meter hurdles.
Chew on This
The Bison have won six consecutive Summit League Outdoor Championships and have been at the front door of another amazing streak during the indoor season. And with the youth across the roster, this team will remain on top. The men’s track and field team won nine individual titles between the indoor and outdoor championships and eight of the champions will return for at least one more season with a Bison race bib.
- Sophomore Matti Mortimore placed a program-best seventh place in the javelin at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
- Freshman Austin Schmidt placed 16th in the javelin at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.