Area students participate in NCAA Division II Track & Field at BSU

Area athletes to compete on BSU track & field team.

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BEMIDJI - Students from the area are participating in NCAA Division II track & field for Bemidji State University during the 2020-21 season.

The track & field program is guided by Kevin Kean, head coach, who is entering his sixth season on BSU's coaching staff.

Hometown, Name, Class Year, Major, Postion


  • Jayden Smieja, freshman, elemantary education, hurdles/ sprints



  • Carissa Decko, senior, nursing, distance


  • Ashley Aarseth, freshman, health education, thrower
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