NDSU Track and Field

NDSU Track & Field Coach Keller Reacts to Alum Otterdahl Competing at the Olympics

Ottedahl finished 10th in the Shot put at the Tokyo Olympics

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota State thrower Payton Otterdahl’s first Olympics came to an end Wednesday night finishing 10th in the shotput. While it didn’t result on the podium with a medal the accomplishment goes far beyond the placement. Otterdahl was the first athlete of seven from the NDSU program who competed in the summer games to make it …

Former Bison Otterdahl Advances to Olympic Shot Put Final

Final is Wednesday night at 9 P.M.

TOYKO (NDSU Athletics) Former North Dakota State NCAA champion Payton Otterdahl advanced to the shot put final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Tuesday. Otterdahl threw 68-7 (20.90m) on his last attempt of the qualifying round, which ultimately earned him the 12th and final spot in the event final. The shot put final will be held at 9 p.m. CT on…

Former Bison Otterdahl Ready to Carry Out Olympic Dream

Competes in the shot put at the Tokyo games August 2-5

Video Courtesy: NBC Sports/Olympics FARGO, N.D. — There have been seven former North Dakota State athletes to compete in the Olympics and only one has come from the men’s track and field team. After a year long postponement, Payton Otterdahl carries out that honor in Tokyo. “I think it’s finally settled in. It took a couple weeks but were finally,…

NDSU Breaks Ground On New Track And Field Facility

The $5 million privately-funded complex is set to be completed entirely by the fall of 2022

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – A new Track & Field facility is coming to NDSU. Ground has broken on the privately-funded $5 million complex that will be completed in two phases. The first is the track surface and competition area. that includes an eight-lane 400-meter track, three dual-direction pole vault runways, and a pair of duel-direction horizontal jump runways. There will…

Payton Otterdahl On Making Olympic Team: “I’m Almost In Disbelief Still”

The former Bison finished third in the shot put trials, qualifying him for the games in summer games in Tokyo

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Payton Otterdahl finished third in the shot put at the track and field qualifiers, just good enough to secure a spot on the US team. The 2x national champion did it in historic fashion, registering a personal best throw of 71-11 (21.92 meters), beating 2016 Olympian Darrel Hill by an inch. That mark is also good…

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….

West Fargo’s Moton Makes History for NDSU at NCAA Outdoor Track Championships

Finished in third place in shotput; second highest ever by Bison woman

Photo courtesy: NDSU Athletics EUGENE, ORE — Day two of the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene Oregon. It was the women’s time to shine after the North Dakota State men had two finish with all-american status. The Bison had a program record five qualify on the women’s side headlined by thrower Akealy Moton. The West Fargo native came in after…

State of Athletics: NDSU Athletics Director Matt Larsen

KVRR's Nick Couzin chats with North Dakota State Athletics Director Matt Larsen

FARGO, N.D. — Despite the spring football season coming to an end, the NDSU athletics department remains busy. Both baseball and track and field have entered the postseason and there are some exciting future match-ups on the Bison football schedule. KVRR Sport’s Nick Couzin discussed all those topics and more with athletic director Matt Larsen. Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines…

NDSU students and faculty along with area teachers can get tested for COVID-19 this weekend

FARGO, ND — The North Dakota Department of Health will hold a free COVID-19 testing event this Saturday. The testing will take place at the NDSU Indoor Track, 1601 16th Avenue North in Fargo. Testing is available to NDSU students , faculty and staff as well as K-12 teachers and staff. There are also free events being held tomorrow in…