DICKINSON, ND- Beau Ackerman and Paola Silvestre of the Dickinson State University Track & Field team have been selected this weeks DSU Athletes of the Week for their performances last week.
Beau Ackerman – Freshman – Glendive, Mont. – Ackerman threw a personal best in the javelin throw for Dickinson State (N.D.) in the Al Bortke Open. He set a personal record mark of 53.90 meters (176 feet, 10 inches) to finish second. Ackerman also fought through the strong winds to place third in the pole vault event for the Blue Hawks. He cleared the height measurement of 3.65 meters (11 feet, 11.75 inches). Beau was also named the NSAA Field Athlete of the Week.
Paola Silvestre- Junior- Bakersfield, CA.- Silvestre placed 3rd in the Women's 3000m Steeple Chase with a time of 12:38.91 at the Al Bortke Open hosted by the University of Mary in Bismarck on Saturday.
Congratulations to Beau and Paola on their performances last weekend in a Blue Hawk uniform.