Track and Field

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….

West Fargo teacher Riley Dolezal takes 3rd in javelin at Olympic Trials

Courtesy: USATFEUGENE, Ore. (KVRR) – North Dakota State may soon have another alumnus heading to Tokyo. Stanley, North Dakota native and Cheney Middle School Physical Education teacher Riley Dolezal placed third at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the javelin with a throw of 252 feet 10 inches. His performance missed the Olympic standard of 278 feet 10 inches. He will…

MSUM Students from the Bahamas Face Homeland in Ruins

Many families in the Bahamas lost their homes and businesses after Hurricane Dorian

MOORHEAD, Minn. — We may be a long way from the Bahamas, but the devastation on the islands hits close to home for several MSUM students. It may seem like a regular track practice for Shaquiel Higgs, but over 1,800 miles away in Freeport Grand Bahama, his family is dealing with the destruction from Hurricane Dorian. Higgs wasn’t able to…

NDSU’s Otterdahl Finishes Runner-Up in Discus at NCAA Championships

Otterdahl lost to Texas Tech's Eric Kicinski by two inches

AUSTIN, Texas — NDSU thrower Payton Otterdahl won the first Division-I individual track and field titles as part of the indoor season in March. He came two inches short of earning an outdoor title in the discuss, finishing runner-up to Texas Tech’s Eric Kicinski. Otterdahl’s best toss came in at 62.48 meters, while Kicinski threw 62.53. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra,…

West Fargo HS Well Represented at NCAA T&F Championships

The Bison have three athletes from West Fargo at the NCAA Track and Field Championships

AUSTIN, Texas — North Dakota State has seven student-athletes representing the Bison at the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Of those seven, three are from West Fargo High School: Alex Talley (shot put, hammer throw), Akealy Moton (javelin, shot put) and Amanda Levin (Heptathlon). “It seems kind of crazy,” Levin said “I actually think it’s really cool that we’re all…

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…

NDSU T&F Looking to Otterdahl for Leadership ahead of NCAA Championships

Payton Otterdahl won two indoor titles earlier this year

Less than a week out from the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, North Dakota State has seven student-athletes competing, three of them in multiple events. All but one of those is a throwing event, prompting throws coach Justin St. Clair to be named the Midwest Region’s Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year. This is the sixth regional honor…

Two More NDSU Throwers Earn NCAA Championships Berth

Payton Otterdahl placed second in the discus and Brendan Artley took 12th in the Javelin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Payton Otterdahl kept his discus title hopes alive on Friday when he took second in the event at the NCAA Track and Field West Prelim. Otterdahl threw 59.61 meters, finishing behind Dotun Ogundeji by 0.7 meters. Freshman Brendan Artley barely makes the cut for nationals by taking the final spot with his 12th place finish in the…

NDSU Sends Three to Nationals on First Day of NCAA Track & Field Prelims

Akealy Moton, Bailey Retzlaff and Alex Talley all earned spots at Nationals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — North Dakota State earned three berths in Nationals for NCAA Track and Field. The top 12 in every event move on. Freshman Akealy Moton was ranked 24th in the women’s javelin entering competition, but she threw a personal best 50.56 meters to take sixth. Teammate Kari Wolfe just missed out with a 17th-place finish. In the women’s…

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….