Henry Named NSAA Track Athlete of the Week

Henry Named NSAA Track Athlete of the Week

January 30, 2018

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference announced its third installment of the Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes-of-the-Week honors Tuesday.  Alex Otto of Valley City State (N.D.) was selected as the Field Athlete-of-the-Week, while Rodney Henry of Dickinson State (N.D.) was chosen to the Track Athlete-of-the-Week.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Alex Otto – Valley City State (N.D.) – Freshman – Pekin, N.D. – Otto finished third overall in the high jump for Valley City State (N.D.) at the NCAA Division I meet University of North Dakota Open.  He cleared the height measurement with a career-best mark of 1.95 meters (6 feet, 4.75 inches).  Otto currently holds the top high jump mark in the North Star conference by 1.25 inches.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Rodney Henry – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Junior – Cascade, Jamaica – Henry won the 800-meter run title at the NCAA Division I meet University of North Dakota Open.  He clocked a time of 1 minute, 57.60 seconds in the race, which is the 800-meters' top time in the North Star conference.  Henry also helped the Blue Hawks' 4 x 400-meter relay team to a second place finish with a time of 3:29.72.  The 4 x 400-meter relay's time also leads the NSAA conference.

Looking Ahead
Dickinson State (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) travel to Fargo, N.D. Friday and Saturday for the NCAA Division I North Dakota State Bison Open.

Dakota State (S.D.) and Jamestown (N.D.) are scheduled to compete in the Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Open on Saturday in Mitchell, S.D.

Viterbo (Wis.) is slated to compete in the Gene Glader Classic held in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday.

Waldorf (Iowa) will be in Mankato, Minn. for the Ted Nelson Classic on Saturday.

            Friday's Meet
            Dickinson State (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) @ North Dakota State Bison Open – Fargo, N.D.

            Saturday's Meets
            Dakota State (S.D.) and Jamestown (N.D.) @ Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Open – Mitchell, S.D.
            Dickinson State (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) @ North Dakota State Bison Open – Fargo, N.D.
            Viterbo (Wis.) @ Gene Glader Classic – St. Paul, Minn.
            Waldorf (Iowa) @ Ted Nelson Classic – Mankato, Minn.