Ackerman Named NSAA Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week

Ackerman Named NSAA Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association announced its third installment of the Outdoor Track & Field weekly honors, announced by the conference office Tuesday.  Beau Ackerman of Dickinson State (N.D.) was named to Field Athlete-of-the-Week.  Matt Matel of Viterbo (Wis.) was selected to Track Athlete-of-the-Week.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Beau Ackerman – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Freshman – Glendive, Mont. – Ackerman threw a personal best in the javelin throw for Dickinson State (N.D.) in the Al Bortke Open.  He set a personal record mark of 53.90 meters (176 feet, 10 inches) to finish second.  Ackerman also fought through the strong winds to place third in the pole vault event for the Blue Hawks.  He cleared the height measurement of 3.65 meters (11 feet, 11.75 inches).

North Star Athletic Association Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Matt Matel – Viterbo (Wis.) – Freshman – Marathon, Wis. – Matel won the 110-meter hurdles at the Wisconsin Private College Championships with a time of 15.50 seconds, which is a new Viterbo (Wis.) school record.  Additionally, he finished fourth in the pole vault with a height of 3.95 meters which tied a personal record.  The freshman also ran the 400-meter hurdles, placing 11th in 1:01.26.

Looking Ahead
Dakota State (S.D.) and Jamestown (N.D.) will participate in the annual premier event of Sioux City Relays on Friday and Saturday.

Valley City State (N.D.) will travel to Dickinson, N.D. on Friday for the Blue Hawk Game, hosted by Dickinson State (N.D.).

Waldorf (Iowa) travels to St. Peter, Minn. to compete in the Lee Krough Invitational.

Viterbo (Wis.) will be idle this week and won't return back to action on April 21 in the Phil Esten Challenge in La Crosse, Wis.

            Friday's Meets
            Dakota State (S.D.) and Jamestown (N.D.) @ Sioux City Relays – Sioux City, Iowa
            Valley City State (N.D.) @ Dickinson State (N.D.) Blue Hawk Games – Dickinson, N.D.

            Saturday's Meets
            Dakota State (S.D.) and Jamestown (N.D.) @ Sioux City Relays – Sioux City, Iowa
            Waldorf (Iowa) @ Lee Krough Invitational – St. Peter, Minn.

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director