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NDSU alum Payton Otterdahl finishes 10th in Olympics shot put

Payton Otterdahl places 10th in the Olympic shot put final. A tremendous accomplishment for a legendary Bison. — NDSU Track & Field (@NDSUTrackField) August 5, 2021 TOKYO (KVRR) – Minnesota native and former Bison track and field athlete Payton Otterdahl finishes his first Olympics in 10th place in the shot put with a throw of 66 feet 26 inches….

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…

NDSU Thrower Akealy Moton Heads into Bison Cup With More Belief After Good Start to Indoor Season

Moton has the NCAA's sixth best throw in the shot put

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State Track and Field is getting ready to host its third indoor invite of the season, the Bison Open, this weekend. One of the groups that continues to put up results every week is the throwers. In shot put, one of them is sophomore Akealy Moton. Moton threw a personal best 17.12 meters at the…

NDSU’s Moton in Rarefied Air at NCAA Track and Field Championships

Moton is competing in the shot put and the javelin

AUSTIN, Texas — On Wednesday, competition opens up for the NCAA Track and Field Championships. North Dakota State has 11 entries in the national meet, two of which come from redshirt freshman Akealy Moton. Moton is set to compete in both the shot put and the javelin, which is a rare feat. It’s so rare, in fact, that the two…

Retzlaff, Talley Preparing for Multiple Events at West Track & Field Prelim

NDSU has 22 student-athletes competing for a shot at Nationals

The next stage of competition for collegiate track and field is the East and West Preliminaries. North Dakota state has 22 student-athletes competing at the west prelims this week, and five of those athletes are competing in multiple events. Throwers Bailey Retzlaff and Alex Talley each have a very real possibility of earning a trip to nationals in both events….

Moton’s Decision to Switch Sports Pays Off at NDSU

The Bison Thrower played Basketball at UND last Season

FARGO, N.D. — There is no doubt that Akealy Moton has always been an athlete. The question was never if she’d play sports in college, but which sport was right her. “I always grew up with basketball, just cause of my parents – not just because of them, I also loved basketball too at the time,” Moton said. “But figuring out…

NDSU’s St. Clair Invited to Coach Team USA for a Meet, Hopes to Have Bison Athletes there too

North Dakota State University associate head track & field coach Justin St. Clair has been named to the Team USA coaching staff for the Europe vs. USA dual meet this September in Belarus.

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – North Dakota State University associate head track & field coach Justin St. Clair has been named to the Team USA coaching staff for the Europe vs. USA dual meet this September in Belarus. St. Clair will coach the Team USA throwers at the meet in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 9-10. Under St. Clair’s direction, the…

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…

NDSU’s Otterdahl Named National Athlete of the Week

Payton Otterdahl threw 71 feet in shot put, the world's farthest mark this season

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) — North Dakota State University senior thrower Payton Otterdahl achieved another first on Tuesday, becoming the first Bison to be named Division I National Athlete of the Week by the USTFCCCA. Otterdahl stood out on a weekend where several men across the country etched their names into the top-10 of the collegiate indoor record book. Otterdahl unleashed…

NDSU’s Otterdahl Eyeing NCAA Record

Payton Otterdahl is ranked No. 1 in the world in shot put

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – North Dakota State senior thrower Payton Otterdahl did something Saturday that had only ever been done twice before. He threw the shot put 71 feet even (21.64m), extending his world lead this year and taking over the No. 3 spot on the all-time NCAA indoor list. Only the collegiate co-record holders, Ryan Crouser of Texas…