Herbst named NSAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week

Herbst named NSAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announced its seventh installment of the Track & Field weekly honors by the conference office Tuesday.  Seri Geisler of Valley City State (N.D.) was selected as Field Athlete-of-the-Week for the third time during the outdoor season.  Paitton Herbst of Dickinson State (N.D.) was chosen as Track Athlete-of-the-Week.

North Star Athletic Association Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Seri Geisler – Valley City State (N.D.) – Sophomore – Grand Rapids, Minn. – Geisler won the women's javelin throw in the Ron Masanz Classic for Valley City State (N.D.).  She won the javelin throw for the fifth time in six meets this spring.  Her throw of 49.91 meters (163 feet, 9 inches) beat second-place by more than 26 feet and was the second farthest throw in facility history, behind only her own throw from last year.  Geisler also placed third in the shot put (second among attached collegiate entries) with a measurement of 12.24 meters (40 feet, 2 inches).  She ranks first in the North Star in both shot put and javelin, and also ranks first in the NAIA in javelin.

North Star Athletic Association Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Paitton Herbst – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Junior – Baker, Mont. – Herbst won the women's 800-meter run for Dickinson State (N.D.) at their home last chance meet.  She clocked a time of 2 minutes, 17.60 seconds in the race.  Herbst is the league's leading time in the 800-meters.  She also won the javelin throw at the meet with a seasonal-best mark of 37 meters (121 feet, 5 inches).

2017 North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Six North Star Athletic Association members – Dakota State (S.D.), Dickinson State (N.D.), Jamestown (N.D.), Valley City State (N.D.), Viterbo (Wis.) and Waldorf (Iowa) – will be competing in the two-day conference meet on Thursday and Friday.  Jamestown (N.D.) will be this year's host at Al Cassell Field.  This will be the last track meet for athletes to produce national qualifying marks for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, which will be held in Gulf Shores, Ala. on May 25-27.

2017 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Outdoor Track & Field Championships Schedule
Al Cassell Field – Jamestown, N.D. – May 11-12, 2017

Thursday's Events

Field Events
            3 p.m.               Men's Triple Jump (Women's Triple Jump to follow)
            3 p.m.               Men's Hammer Throw (Women's Hammer Throw to follow)
            3 p.m.               Women's Pole Vault (Men's Pole Vault to follow)
            3 p.m.               Women's Javelin (Men's Javelin to follow)

Running Events
3 p.m.               Women's/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/Men's 4 x 800-Meter Relay
            5:25 p.m.          Women's/Men's 100-Meter Dash (Prelims)

Friday's Events

Field Events
10 a.m.             Men's Long Jump (Women's Long Jump to follow)
            10 a.m.             Women's High Jump (Men's High Jump to follow)
            10 a.m.             Women's Discus (Men's Discus to follow)
            Following Men's Discus – Men's Shot Put (Women's Shot Put to follow)

Running Events
12 p.m.             Women's/Men's 3000-Meter Steeplechase
            12:30 p.m.         Women's/Men's 4 x 100-Meter Relay
            12:50 p.m.         Women's/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/Men's 400-Meter Dash
            1:55 p.m.          Women's/Men's 100-Meter Dash (Finals)
            2:10 p.m.          Women's/Men's 800-Meter Run
            2:30 p.m.          Women's/Men's 400-Meter Hurdles
            2:50 p.m.          Women's/Men's 200-Meter Dash
            3:15 p.m.          Women's/Men's 5000-Meter Run
            4 p.m.               Women's/Men's 4 x 400-Meter Relay

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director