Tommy Sease Named North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

Tommy Sease Named North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) has announced its fifth installment of the Men's Indoor Track & Field Athlete-of-the-Week honor Tuesday.  Tommy Sease of Dickinson State (N.D.) was selected as Field Athlete-of-the-Week, while Seth Boomsma of Dakota State (S.D.) was chosen to Track Athlete-of-the-Week.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Tommy Sease – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Sophomore – Bismarck, N.D. – Sease of Dickinson State (N.D.) was fourth on the first day with 2,381 points of the North Star Athletic Association Indoor Men's Multi-Events in Jamestown, N.D.  He racked up a total of 1,302 points on the second day of conference multi-event meet, claiming the men's heptathlon with a total of 4,292 points.  Sease's mark is currently 20th in the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Performance List.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Seth Boomsma – Dakota State (S.D.) – Senior – Crooks, S.D. – Boomsma finished second in both men's 60-meter dash prelims and finals for Dakota State (S.D.) at the NCAA Division I meet Iowa State Classic.  He clocked a time of 6.82 seconds in the prelims, improving his time to a season-best time of 6.78 seconds to earn the runner-up honor.  Boomsma defeated three runners from NCAA Division I schools Illinois along with North Carolina and South Dakota as well as Iowa Central Community College.    

Looking Ahead
The North Star Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field Conference Championships is set for Saturday in Brookings at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex on the campus of South Dakota State University.  First event is slated to start at 9 a.m.  This will be the athletes' last chance to set their qualifying marks for the upcoming NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships, which is held in Johnson City, Tenn. on March 3-5.

Viterbo (Wis.) currently leads the men's standing with 12 points, followed by Dickinson State (N.D.) with a second-place with 11 points.  Waldorf (Iowa) is third with six points and Jamestown (N.D.) is fourth with two points after the completion of the NSAA Multi-Events in Jamestown, N.D. on Feb. 14.

            Saturday's Meet
            North Star Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field – Brookings, S.D. – Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex
                        See schedule below

2016 North Star Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field Championships
Saturday, February 20
Brookings, S.D. – Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex

Schedule of Events
Field Events
            9 a.m.                           Women's High Jump (followed by Men's High Jump)
            9 a.m.                           Men's Pole Vault (followed by Women's Pole Vault)
            9 a.m.                           Men's Weight Throw (followed by Women's Weight Throw)
            9 a.m.                           Men's Long Jump (followed by Women's Long Jump)
            After Long Jump          Men's Triple Jump (followed by Women's Triple Jump)
            After Weight Throw      Men's Shot Put (followed by Women's Shot Put)

Running Events
            11 a.m.                         5000-meter run
            11:50 a.m.                     4 x 800-meter relay
            12:25 p.m.                     60-meter hurdles (Prelims)
            1 p.m.                           60-meter run (Prelims)
            1:40 p.m.                      600-meter run
            2:10 p.m.                      60-meter hurdles (Finals)
            2:25 p.m.                      60-meter run (Finals)
            2:40 p.m.                      1-mile run
            3:25 p.m.                      400-meter dash
            3:50 p.m.                      800-meter run
            4:25 p.m.                      200-meter dash
            5:05 p.m.                      3000-meter run
            5:40 p.m.                      4 x 400-meter relay

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director