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

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

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announced its seventh edition of the Outdoor Track & Field weekly honors, announced by the conference office Tuesday.  Jay Liggins of Dickinson State (N.D.) was chosen as its Field Athlete-of-the-Week, while Malik Jackson of Valley City State (N.D.) was named as its Track Athlete-of-the-Week.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
Jay Liggins – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Freshman – Bismarck, N.D. – Liggins of Dickinson State (N.D.) earned not only personal best in both the long jump and triple jump at Dickinson State Tune-Up Meet.  He also hit marks that meet the NAIA Provisional qualifying standards for both events.  Liggins claimed both titles, leaping a measurement of 23 feet, 3.5 inches (7.10 meters) in the long jump and recording a measurement of 46 feet, 11 inches in the triple jump for the Blue Hawks.  His marks also made him the top jumper for both events in the NSAA conference.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week
Malik Jackson – Valley City State (N.D.) – Senior – Las Vegas, Nev. – Jackson ran a career-best time of 50.14 seconds as he won the 400-meter dash at the Masanz Invitational in Moorhead, Minn. for Valley City State (N.D.).  Jackson's time is also the fastest time in the NSAA conference this season by more than a second.  For his performance at the meet, he was awarded the Ron Masanz Invitational Track Meet Trophy.

Looking Ahead
Waldorf (Iowa) will be the host of this week's North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Outdoor Track & Field Conference Meet, kicking off Wednesday with a women's two-day heptathlon and men's decathlon at Beebe Track in Forest City, Iowa.

The full day of events are scheduled for Friday, starting at 10 a.m. with the field events.  The running events will begin at 12 p.m.

Waldorf is slated to live stream the awards ceremony on Friday at 5 p.m.  Check out

Hosted by Waldorf (Iowa) University

Wednesday, May 11

Heptathlon (3 p.m. start)

  • 100-meter hurdles
  • High jump
  • Shot put
  • 200-meter dash

Decathlon (3 p.m. start)

  • 100-meter dash
  • Long jump
  • Shot put
  • High jump
  • 400-meter run

Thursday, May 12

Heptathlon (10 a.m. start)

  • Long jump
  • Javelin
  • 800-meter run

Decathlon (10 a.m. start)

  • 110-meter hurdles
  • Discus
  • Pole vault
  • Javelin
  • 1,500-meter run

Field Events (3 p.m. start)

  • Hammer throw (women followed by men)
  • Triple jump (women followed by men)
  • Pole vault (women)

Running Events (women followed by men)

  • 3:00 p.m.  – 100-meter hurdle prelims
  • 3:15 p.m. – 110-meter hurdle prelims
  • 3:30 p.m. – 100-meter dash prelims
  • 3:50/4:35 p.m. – 10,000 finals
  • 5:15/5:30 p.m. – 4x800-meter relay finals

Friday, May 13

Field Events (10 a.m. start)

  • Pole vault (men)
  • Long jump (women/men)
  • High jump (men/women)
  • Discus (north end circle)
  • Shot put (south circle to follow) (women/men)
  • Javelin (30 minutes after shot put conclusion)

National Anthem – 11:55 a.m.

Running Events (12 p.m. start, women followed by men)

  • 12:00/12:15 p.m. – 3,000-meter steeplechase
  • 12:35/12:42 p.m. – 4x100-meter relay
  • 12:50/1 p.m. – 1,500-meter run
  • 1:10 p.m. – 100-meter hurdles finals
  • 1:20 p.m. – 110-meter hurdles finals
  • 1:30/1:40 p.m. – 100-meter dash finals
  • 1:50-2 p.m. – 400-meter dash
  • 2:15/2:25 p.m. – 800-meter run
  • 2:30 p.m. – Officials break (15 minutes)
  • 2:45/2:55 p.m. – 400-meter hurdles
  • 3:10/3:25 p.m. – 200-meter dash
  • 3:40/4:05 p.m. – 5,000-meter run
  • 4:30/4:40 p.m. – 4x400-meter relay

Awards Ceremony – 5 p.m. (held on the infield, Hanson Fieldhouse reserved pending inclement weather)

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director