Speicher 11th in mile at NSIC Indoors
BEMIDJI — MSUM freshman Brady Speicher, of Perham, finished 11th in the mile at the NSIC Track and Field Indoor championships Friday afternoon at Bemidji State University.
Speicher finished in a time of 4:39.81 making the final despite in the middle of rehabilitating a knee injury.
"It was a great experience to make finals and compete with the best in the NSIC, especially, since I wasn't suppose to make finals," Speicher said. "It stinks that in the biggest race of the year my knee injury that's been a problem all season acted up and caused a poor performance. I'm happy with my improvement throughout the year and am looking forward to the future where I will be a bigger contenter."
Cole Toepfer ran a blistering 4:15.66.
Speicher ran a time of 4:27.09 Friday for seventh place in the preliminaries finishing fractions of a second faster than teammate Spencer Ruebke (4:27.16) in eighth place to qualify.
Toepfer of UM-Duluth put up the fastest time in the prelims of 4:25:43.
2014 NSIC Track and Field Indoor Championship, Bemidji State University
1 Cole Toepfer Minnesota-Duluth 4:15.66
2 Harald Karbo Augustana (S.D.) 4:15.80
3 Henrik Hansson Augustana (S.D.) 4:20.17
4 John Klecker Augustana (S.D.) 4:20.69
5 Chris Jessop U-Mary 4:20.75
6 Jason Coffin Minnesota-Duluth 4:22.52
7 Joey Erickson Minnesota-Duluth 4:24.28
8 Tyler Stevens Minnesota-Duluth 4:25.14
9 William Brockmuell Sioux Falls 4:26.96
10 Jayce Seelig Northern State 4:29.99
11 Brady Speicher Msu-Moorhead 4:39.81
-- Spencer Ruebke Msu-Moorhead DNF
Men’s Mile - Preliminaries
Place, Name, School, Time, Heat
1 Cole Toepfer Minnesota-Duluth 4:25.43Q1
2 Harald Karbo Augustana (S.D.) 4:27.46Q2
3 Henrik Hansson Augustana (S.D.) 4:26.64Q1
4 John Klecker Augustana (S.D.) 4:27.51Q2
5 William Brockmueller Sioux Falls 4:26.79q1
6 Jason Coffin Minnesota-Duluth 4:26.82q1
7 Brady Speicher Msu-Moorhead 4:27.09q1
8 Spencer Ruebke Msu-Moorhead 4:27.16q1
9 Jayce Seelig Northern State 4:27.73q2
10 Tyler Stevens Minnesota-Duluth 4:27.85q2
11 Chris Jessop U-Mary 4:27.96q2
12 Joey Erickson Minnesota-Duluth 4:28.23q2
13 Jamison Gehrig Msu-Moorhead 4:30.141
14 Clay Armstrong Minot State 4:36.531
15 Josh Smith Concordia-St. Paul 4:43.632