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Forum staff reports, Published June 27 2010

Carlson sets new NDSU long jump record

DES MOINES, Iowa – North Dakota State junior Whitney Carlson set a new school record in the long jump after finishing ninth at the U.S. Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

Carlson’s jump of 21 feet 2½ inches in the senior women’s long jump division broke her own NDSU mark by one inch.

NDSU senior Heather Zander finished 13th in the senior women’s heptathlon with 5,357 points. Her best finish of the day came in the long jump with a mark of 18 feet, 8½ inches.

In the high jump, NDSU redshirt freshman Toni Tollefson didn’t clear the opening height of 5 feet, 8¾ inches.

Former Bison Amanda Smock placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet, 7 inches.

Laura Januszewski placed fourth in the senior women’s 800 meter semifinals with a time of 2:02.13. She will run in the 800 final 1:50 p.m. today.

NDSU Sophomore Leslie Brost will also compete in the senior women’s pole vault at noon today.

In junior women’s action, former West Fargo standout and Nebraska recruit Ellie Grooters finished fourth in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:00.94.

Television coverage of today’s events begins at noon on ESPN and runs through 1:30 p.m. At 2 p.m. the coverage switches to NBC.