Bison Track and Field

NDSU T&F Crowns Five Summit League Champs On Day One of Outdoors

Otterdahl headlines conference champions in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla –(NDSU Athletics) Trevor Otterdahl and Benji Phillips led a dominant showing in the throwing events for the North Dakota State men’s track & field team on the opening day of the Summit League Outdoor Championships. The Bison men claimed an early lead in the team standings, putting up 40 points on Thursday to outpace second-place South Dakota State at…

Kindred’s Paul Olson Uses Multi-Sport Ability To Earn NDSU Track Scholarship

Olson thought about pursing basketball before this spring

KINDRED, N.D — Standing 6 foot 4 and blessed with incredible athleticism Paul Olson’s has been a crucial aspect of the Kindred Vikings recent success, taking the Class B state basketball championship and coming in second place this season. In his senior spring, Olson opted to see how his leaping ability translated to track and field. “We’ve been working on…

Trevor Carrying On Own Legacy With Otterdahl Name for NDSU Track & Field

Named Summit League's Indoor Field Athlete of the year

FARGO, N.D — Its Trevor Otterdahl’s last year as a thrower for NDSU and by thinking that way it’s brought success being named the Summit League’s indoor field athlete of the year. “I’ve had this mentality that I can’t fail this year,” Otterdahl said. “It’s more so just maintaining that mindset of going in and being successful in everything I…

Former NDSU Thrower Otterdahl Going to Tokyo Olympics

Finished top three in the shotput at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Hopefully Payton Otterdahl has a valid passport because he’s heading to Tokyo for the Olympics. The North Dakota State alum makes Team USA for shot put with a third place finish at the Trials  in Eugene with a personal best throw of 71 feet 11 inches. 2016 Rio Olympics Gold Medalist Ryan Crouser took the U.S. Title…

Pressure Off for NDSU Track & Field Alum Otterdahl heading into Olympic Trials

Throws in the shotput event on Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — After a year long wait North Dakota State track and field alum, Payton Otterdahl, gets an opportunity to shine on the national stage. The 2019 NCAA indoor champion looks to represent Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics throwing shotput at the Olympic Trials on Friday. The extra time to train has made Otterdahl more consistent and stronger….

2020 Olympics Postponement Hits Close to Home

Former NDSU and current professional Thrower Payton Otterdahl speaks on Tokyo Games Cancellation

FARGO, N.D. — With the official announcement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games being postponed due to Coronavirus until 2021, the news impacts the whole world and close to home with former NDSU Thrower Payton Otterdahl, looking to qualify for the games during the Olympic Trails in June. KVRR’s Nick Couzin talked with Otterdahl about how the decision changes his…

NDSU’s Levin Finishes 21st in Heptathlon at NCAA Championships

Receives Honorable Mention

  AUSTIN, Texas – (NDSU Athletics) North Dakota State senior Amanda Levin concluded her Bison career with a 21st-place finish in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday.   Levin finished the seven-event heptathlon with 5,332 points. Texas senior Ashtin Zamzow won the national title with 6,222 points.   On Saturday, Levin posted a mark…

Three Bison Throwers Advance to Nationals in Shotput

Otterdahl, Talley, Thomson, Moton Advance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (NDSU Athletics) The North Dakota State men’s track & field team had an impressive showing in the shot put at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds on Saturday, advancing three throwers to the NCAA Championships in the event.   Senior Payton Otterdahl, freshman Kristoffer Thomsen, and sophomore Alex Talley finished third, fifth and sixth, respectively, to qualify for…

NDSU’s Otterdahl Wins Second National Title; Sweeping Throwing Events

Otterdahl Claimed the Indoor Title in the Weight Throw

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – (NDSU Athletics) It took North Dakota State University a decade to crown its first individual national champion at the Division I level.   On Saturday, Payton Otterdahl made it two titles in two days.   Otterdahl won the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, throwing a career-best 79-01.25 (24.11m) on his final attempt…

NDSU’s Otterdahl ‘Not Done’ After Breaking Collegiate Record

Otterdahl set indoor collegiate record in Shot Put

FARGO, N.D. — There is no better thrower in indoor collegiate shot put than NDSU’s Payton Otterdahl. With his toss of 71 feet 6.75 inches, he broke the NCAA indoor record set by Olympians Ryan Crouser and Ryan Whiting by 3 inches. Both he and coach Justin St. Clair knew this record was breakable from the onset of the season. Otterdahl…