Jay Liggins named NSAA Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

Jay Liggins named NSAA Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference announced its first installment of the Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes-of-the-Week honors Tuesday.  Jay Liggins was chosen to its Field Athlete-of-the-Week.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Jay Liggins – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Sophomore – Bismarck, N.D. – Liggins captured a pair of jumping titles for Dickinson State (N.D.) at the Myrle Hanson Invitational, hosted by NCAA Division II Black Hills State (S.D.).  He leaped a measurement of 13.12 meters (43 feet, 0.5 inches) to capture the triple jump event.  Liggins also jumped a measurement of 6.53 meters (21 feet, 5.25 inches) to win the long jump title.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Isaiah Tivis – Valley City State (N.D.) – Freshman – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Tivis won two events for Valley City State (N.D.) in his collegiate track debut at NCAA Division II Bemidji State (Minn.) Super 8 meet.  He bested a field of 14 runners tow in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.91 seconds.  Tivis then ran the third leg on VCSU's winning 4 x 400-meter relay and finished with a time of 3 minutes, 41.49 seconds.  He also took fourth in the 60-meter dash in 7.48 seconds.

Looking Ahead
Dakota State (S.D.), Valley City State (N.D.) and Waldorf (Iowa) are scheduled to compete in South Dakota State Division 2 Open on Friday.  On the same day, Jamestown (N.D.) travels to St. Paul, Minn. as they participate in the St. Thomas (Minn.) Showcase Open.

Viterbo (Wis.) is slated to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stout Open on Saturday.  Dickinson State (N.D.) will be heading to Spearfish, S.D. for the second straight weekend as they compete in the Black Hills State Alumni meet.

            Friday's Meets
            Dakota State (S.D.), Valley City State (N.D.) and Waldorf (Iowa) @ South Dakota State D2 Open – Brookings, S.D.
            Jamestown (N.D.) @ St. Thomas (Minn.) Showcase Open – St. Paul, Minn.

            Saturday's Meets
            Dickinson State (N.D.) @ Black Hills State (S.D.) Alumni Meet – Spearfish, S.D.
            Viterbo (Wis.) @ Wisconsin-Stout Open – Menomonie, Wis.

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director