Bison Track and Field

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…

Catching Up With The World’s Current Best Thrower: Payton Otterdahl

Otterdah's Throw of 71 Feet is currently the best in the world

  FARGO, N.D — With three indoor track meets left before the Summit League Championships, NDSU thrower Payton Otterdahl is taking his throwing game to new heights. Ottherdahl holds the current world record in the shotput with a throw of 71 feet. He needs about 3.75 inches to pass Olympian Ryan Crouser in the top spot. Otterdahl gets it done in…

NDSU Track: Former West Fargo Packer Alex Talley Takes Bison Open Shotput Title

Talley PR'd With A Throw of 63 Feet 5 Inches

FARGO, N.D. — (NDSU Athletics) The North Dakota State men’s track & field team improved several nationally ranked performances and won seven more events to close out the Bison Open on Saturday afternoon.   While world leader Payton Otterdahl didn’t compete in the shot put, the NDSU men still had an extremely impressive showing with five Bison men registering personal-best throws….

Former NDSU Thrower Alyssa Olin Named Summit League’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year

Olin is the first female athlete from NDSU to be awarded this honor since Whitney Carlson in 2011

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State senior javelin thrower Alyssa Olin has been named The Summit League’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday. Olin became a first-team All-American for the first time in her Bison career with a fifth-place finish in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. She opened her 2018 season with a…

Otterdahl Misses Discus Final by 7 Centimeters

Otterdahl finishes 10th at NCAA Track and Field Championships.

EUGENE, Ore. (NDSU Athletics) – North Dakota State junior Payton Otterdahl finished 10th in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday evening to claim second team All-America honors. Otterdahl’s best throw of 182-0 (55.48m) came on his second of three attempts. With the top nine performers advancing to the finals for three more throws, he…

Bison Men’s T&F Win Ninth Consecutive Summit League Outdoor Title

The Bison men racked up 259 points to pull away from South Dakota State and South Dakota on the final day of competition

TULSA, Okla. (NDSU Athletics) — The North Dakota State University men’s track & field team has claimed its ninth consecutive Summit League outdoor team championship and its 10th in 11 years. The Bison men racked up 259 points to pull away from South Dakota State and South Dakota on the final day of competition Saturday. SDSU finished second with 215.5…