The Minnesota Duluth women were strong in the distance events Thursday at the Bulldog Open at Malosky Stadium.

Julia Nielsen won the 5,000 meters in 17 minutes, 55.82 seconds as the Bulldogs took the top five spots.

Lauryn Renier won the 3,000 steeplechase in 11:29.08, Mackenzie Hall took the 1,500 in 4:47.61 as UMD took three of the top four spots and Isabelle Brezinka won the 800 in 2:14.63 as UMD took the top four spots.

Among men’s winners, UMD’s Ben Palmquist won the 110 hurdles in 14.61 and Wisconsin-Superior’s Travis Gee took the 400 hurdles in 1:04.82.

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The St. Scholastica men’s team was competing in the Twin Ports for the first time this outdoor season and won six events while setting two program records.

First-year runner Calvin Boone won the 1,500 in a program-record time of 3:58.48, becoming the first Saint to run under four minutes. Samuel Eben Ebai Jr., meanwhile, broke his own program record in the 200 in 22.21 to place second.

Other event winners for the Saints included Malcolm Lumsden in the 100 in a personal record 10.86, while also taking first in the 400 relay along with teammates Jericho Peterson (Mountain Iron), Isaac Kobienia and Ebai. Peterson also won the 400 in a PR 50.88.

Jake Bonasera captured the hammer throw with a PR 141 feet, 3 inches and Alex Seiler also won for the first time, taking the high jump in a season-best 6-0.

The CSS women, meanwhile, earned three wins: Lexi Erickson (International Falls) in the high jump in 4-11.5, Lexi Weisser in the triple jump with an outdoor PR of 32-5.75 and Megan Bechthold (Duluth/Lakeview Christian Academy) edged Erickson in the 400 in a season-best 1:03.60.