Jose Chorro Named NSAA Men’s Indoor Track Player-of-the-Week

Jose Chorro Named NSAA Men’s Indoor Track Player-of-the-Week

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) has announced its fourth edition of the Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes-of-the-Week Tuesday.  Aaryn Jones of Viterbo (Wis.) was named to Field Athlete-of-the-Week.  Jose Chorro of Dickinson State (N.D.) was selected to Track Athlete-of-the-Week.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Aaryn Jones – Viterbo (Wis.) – Freshman – Youngstown, Ohio – Jones smashed the previous record holder for Viterbo (Wis.) by over five meters at the Gene Glader Classic.  He tossed a measurement of 14.67 meters (48 feet, 1.75 inches) to finish second in the meet.  His measurement currently leads the North Star Athletic Association conference in men's weight throw this season.   

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Jose Chorro – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Junior – Sal Salvador, El Salvador – Chorro won the men's 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.36 seconds at the Gillette Conglomerate Open for Dickinson State (N.D.).  He set a new personal best time of 8.35 seconds, which was the top time in the prelims.  Chorro was also the anchor of the 4 x 400-meer relay that held off the competition for the meet victory with a time of 3 minutes, 24.69 seconds (three seconds improvement from previous meet). 

Looking Ahead
Dakota State (S.D.) and Dickinson State (N.D.) will participate in the two-day South Dakota State University Indoor Classic Friday and Saturday in Brookings, S.D.

Jamestown (N.D.) is scheduled to compete in the Thundering Herd Indoor Classic, hosted by North Dakota State in Fargo, N.D. on Saturday.

The North Star Athletic Association Indoor Multi-Events are slated for Feb. 14-15 in Jamestown, N.D. at the Larson Center.  That meet will count towards to the points in the NSAA Indoor Track & Field Conference Championships, which is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20 in Brookings at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. 

            Saturday's Meets
            Dakota State (S.D.) and Dickinson State (N.D.) @ South Dakota State Indoor Classic – Brookings, S.D.
            Jamestown (N.D.) @ Thundering Herd Indoor Classic – Fargo, N.D.

            Sunday's Meet
            North Star Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field – Multi-Events meet – Jamestown, N.D. – Larson Center
                        See schedule below

2016 North Star Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field Multi-Events Meet
Sunday, Feb. 14 and Monday, Feb. 15
Jamestown, N.D. – Larson Center

Schedule of Events
Sunday, Feb. 14
                        
4 p.m. – Women's Pentathlon – 60-meter hurdles
                        4:20 p.m. – Men's Heptathlon – 60-meter hurdles
                        All remaining events to follow will start 30 minutes after the completion of the previous event. 
                                    Men and women timed separate.
                        
Women's Pentathlon – High Jump
                        Men's Heptathlon – Long Jump
                        Women's Pentathlon – Shot Put
                        Men's Heptathlon – Shot Put
                        Women's Pentathlon – Long Jump
                        Men's Heptathlon – High Jump
                        Women's Pentathlon – 800-meter run

Monday, Feb. 15
                        
9 a.m. – Men's Heptathlon – 60-meter hurdles
                        Men's Heptathlon – Pole Vault
                        Men's Heptathlon – 1000-meter run

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director