TRACK & FIELD
FARGO, N.D. – The UMN Morris women’s track & field team competed at the two-day Bison Open meet, hosted by North Dakota State. For the Cougars, the program set four top-10 school record book performances.
McKenna Vininski cleared a height of 9-4.5 to finish 14th in the pole vault and she posted a mark of 13-0 to finish 26th in the long jump. With her height of 9-4.25, Vininski now ranks No. 6 all-time at UMN Morris in the pole vault.
The 300-meter dash saw a pair of record book performances from Jasmine Terry and Brooke Hogan. For the Cougars, Terry post a time of 48.20 to place 12th, which ranks No. 4 all-time at UMN Morris, while Brooke Hogan ran 48.65 to finish 13th, which ranks No. 5 all-time at UMN Morris.
Terry also placed 29th in the 200-meter dash (28.81) and 21st in the 60-meter dash (8.61).
Hogan also finished 16th in 60-meter hurdles with her time of 10.46, 34th in the 200-meter dash (29.60), and 25th in the 60-meter dash (8.77).
McKenna Langerud completed the mile in 5:31.72 to finish 16th, which is the No. 7 time in school history.
Taylor Prieve finished 32nd in the 800-meter run with her time of 3:03.88.
Hailey Gill took 13th in the shot put with her distance of 40-1.5.
Jessica Bliese tallied a 17th-place finish in the weight throw with her mark of 44-5.5.
Ryan Anderson moved into No. 2 all-time at UMN Morris in the men’s 3,000-meter run.
Alex Boyd was the top finisher for the Cougars in the weight throw (20th – 45-10) and he also placed 21st in the shot put with his distance of 44-2.75.
Henry Trajano crossed the finish line in 5:07.24 to place 24th in the mile.
Desmond Donalson ran a time of 7.52 to place 31st in the 60-meter dash.
Andrew Stanek finished 34th in the 400-meter dash with his time of 54.60.
Rory Shackelford clocked in at 2:14.54 to finish 30th in the 800-meter run.
Ryan Anderson finished 11th in the 3,000-meter run with his time of 9:06.26, which ranks No. 2 all-time at UMN Morris.
Jeffrey McEarchern finished 23rd in the long jump with his distance of 16-6.
The Cougars are back in action on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the St. John’s Invite, which takes place in Collegeville, Minnesota.
ASHLAND, Wis. – The UMN Morris women’s basketball team (12-9, 7-5 UMAC) cruised to a 95-59 victory over Northland (4-16, 2-11 UMAC) Saturday afternoon. Lexus Eagle Chasing paced the Cougar offense with a 21-point outing.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After the two teams kept things close during the first six minutes of the game, the Cougars used a 14-4 run down the stretch to take a 28-17 lead into the second quarter.
The Cougars then used a strong second quarter to open things up as UMN Morris outscored Northland, 31-13.
With 2:50 to play in the opening half, Jadyn Sondrol hit a 3-pointer to give Cougars a 30-point lead.
After two quarters of play in the books, the Cougars held a 59-30 lead over Northland.
During the third quarter, the Cougars nearly built a 40-point lead as they led 81-42.
Despite being outscored in the fourth, 17-14, UMN Morris coasted to the 95-59 victory.
Along with her 21 points, Eagle Chasing secured seven rebounds.
Mia Wassink chipped in 16 points on the afternoon – her 20th game this season scoring at least 10 points.
Maddie Fenske and Sondrol scored 10 points each.
Abby Van Kemepen led the Cougars with 10 rebounds.
The Cougars were 6-for-6 on free throw attempts during the second quarter.
During the first quarter, the Cougars made 12 of their 18 shot attempts.
A. Van Kempen played in her 100th career game Saturday.
The Cougars return home to the Cougar Sports Center to take on Crown on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Game time is set for 7:15 p.m.
ASHLAND, Wis. – Sophomore Dillon Haider dropped a career-high 28 points Saturday afternoon as the UMN Morris men’s basketball team (7-14, 3-9 UMAC) defeated Northland (5-17, 2-11 UMAC), 85-76.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After the two teams kept things close in the opening minutes of the game, Haider hit one of his five 3-pointers to put the Cougars up 18-8 with 10:46 left in the first half.
UMN Morris would go on to lead by 11 twice in the first half, but the Lumberjacks brought the deficit down to three points twice down the stretch.
With the first 20 minutes of play in the books, UMN Morris led Northland, 30-27.
Despite Northland tying things up at 37-all with 17:06 to play in regulation, the Cougars never trailed in the second half.
Midway through the second half, Corbyn Alexander connected on a 3-pointer to put the Cougars up 61-51 with 8:56 to go.
With 4:58 remaining in the contest, Northland brought the game within five points but wouldn’t get any closer as UMN Morris secured the 85-76 win.
Haider’s 28 points are the most points in a game by a Cougar since Carl Douglas had 34 points against North Central (2/10/18).
Jaret Johnson finished the game with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Ian Carlin and Kenneth Riley each tallied 12 points on the afternoon. Carlin was two rebounds shy of a double-double.
The Cougars outscored the Lumberjacks 46-24 in the paint.
The Cougars return home to the Cougar Sports Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to take on Crown. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.