North Star Athletic Association Conference – PRESS RELEASE
Final NSAA Men's Outdoor Track & Field weekly honors announced
May 8, 2018 MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference announced its final edition of the Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athletes-of-the-Week honors Tuesday. Dickinson State (N.D.) swept the weekly honors with Cleet Wrzesinski being honored as its Field Athlete of the Week, while his teammate Cain Boschee being selected as Track Athlete-of-the-Week.
North Star Athletic Association Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Cleet Wrzesinski – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Freshman – Baker, Mont. – Wrzesinkski broke the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference meet record after winning the decathlon event as part of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Outdoor Track & Field Conference Championship meet. He totaled 6,393 points in the decathlon, breaking the previous conference meet of 5,512 points by Justin Jacobi of Waldorf (Iowa). Wrzesinski won all decathlon events, excpet the pole vault. He also met the NAIA national qualifying mark in the decathlon (minimum of 5,600 points to qualify for the nationals and need to be ranked in the Top 16).
North Star Athletic Association Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Cain Boschee – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Junior – Kalispell, Mont. – Boschee of Dickinson State (N.D.) captured the 100-meter dash title after producing a national qualifying time in their last chance home meet. He clocked a time of 10.55 seconds in the race, securing a spot for the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships to be held in Gulf Shores, Ala. on May 24-26.
The North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Conference Championships take place at the Trojan Field (1302 N. Washington Ave.) in Madison, S.D. The two-day conference meet kicks off on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. and continues on Friday at 10 a.m.
Dickinson State (N.D.) currently leads the team standing after the first event last week in Dickinson, N.D. The Blue Hawks totaled 16 points in the decathlon event, while Jamestown (N.D.) is second with eight points.
The top three individual and top two relay teams will receive North Star All-Conference recognition. Dickinson State has captured the last three NSAA Men's Outdoor Track & Field conference titles. Below is the complete schedule of the 2018 North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Conference Championships schedule:
2018 North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships Host: Dakota State (S.D.) University – Madison, S.D. – Trojan Field Schedule of Events
Thursday, May 10
3 p.m. Men's Triple Jump, Women's Triple Jump
3 p.m. Men's Hammer Throw, Women's Hammer Throw
3 p.m. Women's Pole Vault, Men's Pole Vault
3 p.m. Women's Javelin Throw, Men's Javelin Throw
3 p.m. Women's 10,000-Meter Run, Men's 10,000-Meter Run
4:30 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)
4:40 p.m. Men's 110-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)
5 p.m. Women's 4 x 800-Meter Relay, Men's 4 x 800-Meter Relay
5:25 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Dash (Prelims), Men's 100-Meter Dash (Prelims)
Friday, May 11
10 a.m. Men's Long Jump, Women's Long Jump
10 a.m. Women's High Jump, Men's High Jump
10 a.m. Women's Discus Throw, Men's Discus Throw
Following Discus Women's Shot Put, Men's Shot Put
12 p.m. Women's 3000-Meter Steeplechase, Men's 3000-Meter Steeplechase
12:30 p.m. Women's 4 x 100-Meter Relay, Men's 4 x 100-Meter Relay
12:50 p.m. Women's 1500-Meter Run, Men's 1500-Meter Run
1:20 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Hurdles (Finals)
1:30 p.m. Men's 110-Meter Hurdles (Finals)
1:40 p.m. Women's 400-Meter Dash, Men's 400-Meter Dash
1:55 p.m. Women's 100-Meter Dash (Finals), Men's 100-Meter Dash (Finals)
2:10 p.m. Women's 800-Meter Run, Men's 800-Meter Run
2:30 p.m. Women's 400-Meter Hurdles, Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
2:50 p.m. Women's 200-Meter Dash, Men's 200-Meter Dash
3:15 p.m. Women's 5000-Meter Run, Men's 5000-Meter Run
4 p.m. Women's 4 x 400-Meter Relay, Men's 4 x 400-Meter Relay
Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director