Wrzesinski Named NSAA Field Athlete of the Week

Wrzesinski Named NSAA Field Athlete of the Week

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference announced its final installment of the Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes-of-the-Week honors Tuesday.   Cleet Wrzesinski of Dickinson State (N.D.) was selected as the Field Athlete-of-the-Week.  Cameron Harming of Dakota State (S.D.) was chosen to the Track Athlete-of-the-Week.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Cleet Wrzesinski – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Freshman – Baker, Mont. – Wreszinski of Dickinson State (N.D.) shattered a new North Star conference mark in the heptathlon, winning the event title at the Mutli-Events conference championships in Jamestown, N.D.  He won four different events, capturing the 60-meter dash (7.19 seconds), long jump (22 feet, 6.5 inches – 6.87 meters), shot put (34 feet, 9.5 inches – 10.60 meters) and 60-meter hurdles (8.52 seconds).  Wreszinski racked up a total of 4,700 points, breaking the previous North Star conference meet record of 4,292 points set by Thomas Sease in 2016.  He also surpassed the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Provisional standard mark of 4,150 points.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Cameron Harming – Dakota State (S.D.) – Sophomore – Elkton, S.D. – Harming produced the NAIA 'A' national qualifying time in the 1000-meter run at the South Dakota State Indoor Classic (featuring numerous participants from NCAA Division I, II and NAIA schools) for Dakota State (S.D.).  He clocked a personal-best time of 2 minutes, 29.64 seconds to capture a sixth-place finish in the race (56 total runners in the race).  His time is also the sixth fastest time in Trojan Indoor Track & Field school record book.  Harming also clocked a time of 4:38.06 to place 82nd overall in the 1-mile run that saw a total of 127 runners completed the race.

Looking Ahead
Dakota State (S.D.), Dickinson State (N.D.), Jamestown (N.D.), Valley City State (N.D.), Viterbo (Wis.) and Waldorf (Iowa) prepare for the upcoming North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Indoor Track & Field conference meet on Saturday.  The conference meet is held at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex (1447 Jackrabbit Ave.) in Brookings, S.D.  The first events are set to start at 10 a.m. (Central Time).

Dickinson State (N.D.) holds the early lead for the 2018 North Star Indoor Track & Field Conference Championships.  The Blue Hawks scored 18 points, followed by Waldorf (Iowa) second with 10 points and Jamestown (N.D.) third with three points.