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Forum staff reports, Published May 23 2013

Tingelstad advances for NDSU women’s track team

AUSTIN, Texas – North Dakota State junior Ashley Tingelstad placed 24th in the 400 meters with a time of 54.12 seconds to clinch the final qualifying spot in today’s quarterfinal at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary track meet Thursday.

Paige Stratioti did not qualify in the 800, coming in 30th with a time of 2:09.75.

NDSU school-record holder Emily Lesser fouled three times on the hammer throw.

On the men’s North Dakota State senior distance runner Travis Fitzke and sophomore hurdler Jerome Begin were unable to reach the quarterfinals in their events at the NCAA Division I West Preliminary track meet Thursday.

Fitzke finished 26th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3 minutes, 49.13 seconds. The top 24 advanced to Saturday.

Begins ran the 400-meter hurdles in 52.41 to finish in 27th.