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    Default Who to Watch this Year (in 2020)?

    Who do you all think are some of the men and women to watch this year in Bison Track and Field?

    Be a little generous. Throwers are hot right now (have been a couple years now), but there are some bright spots and potential among the non-throwers too.

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    Alex Bartholomay is a great story, I think.

    He ran 4:29.34 in high school for 1600m. This is about a 4:31 mile (4:30.91 or so)
    His first year at NDSU (redshirt Fr.) he ran a 4:26 mile
    His second year at NDSU he ran a 4:18 mile (already a 13 second improvement from high school, a big improvement)
    His third year at NDSU he ran a 4:10 mile
    This year (his fourth), he has already run a 4:07.73 - indoors.

    That is a 23 second improvement in 4 years. It gets harder to take time off each year as one runs faster, but to this point he is averaging about 6 seconds improvement per year. If he continues on this trajectory, he'll move up the All-time list and could potentially get the NDSU school record of 4:03.35.

    I think anyone looking at his high school performances coming into NDSU would not have predicted this. So nice job Alex !!

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    Another athlete to keep an eye on is Adrian Harris - a freshman this year.

    This past weekend he broke the NDSU school record in the 300m, running a 34.16 .
    The prior record was 34.21, from 2005 (Marques Johnson).

    That is impressive for a freshman. The 300m is not run as often as the 400m (apparently his best high school race). It will be interesting to see how he fares in a few 400m races. A terrific start to his college career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo.Rider View Post
    Another athlete to keep an eye on is Adrian Harris - a freshman this year.

    This past weekend he broke the NDSU school record in the 300m, running a 34.16 .
    The prior record was 34.21, from 2005 (Marques Johnson).

    That is impressive for a freshman. The 300m is not run as often as the 400m (apparently his best high school race). It will be interesting to see how he fares in a few 400m races. A terrific start to his college career.
    Yes. He's going to be a good one.
    He ran the 11th best time at the Florida State Meet last spring (across all divisions) 47.89. The NDSU outdoor record is 46.69.

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    https://youtu.be/K9YoR_z-POc

    This guy doesn't even look like an athlete.

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