Blue Hawks win third consecutive NSAA Men's Outdoor Track & Field conference title

Blue Hawks win third consecutive NSAA Men's Outdoor Track & Field conference title

FINAL RESULTS

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Dickinson State (N.D.) rolled to their third consecutive North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Outdoor Track & Field conference title Friday afternoon at Al Cassell Field, hosted by the University of Jamestown (N.D.).

The Blue Hawks racked up a total of 218 points in the conference meet.  Dakota State (S.D.) made a huge jump on the second day of the conference meet, jumping from sixth-place Thursday to second-place Friday with 116 points.  Waldorf (Iowa) was third with 101 points, followed by Jamestown (N.D.) fourth with 83.5 points.  Viterbo (Wis.) edged out Valley City State (N.D.) 81-80.5 points for fifth place.

2017 North Star Athletic Association Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Final Team Standings
Place Team Score
1 Dickinson State (N.D.) 218
2 Dakota State (S.D.) 116
3 Waldorf (Iowa) 101
4 Jamestown (N.D.) 83.5
5 Viterbo (Wis.) 81
6 Valley City State (N.D.) 80.5


North Star Athletic Association Conference Record Meet Set on Day 2:
110-Meter Hurdles:  Jose Chorro - Dickinson State (N.D.) - 14.53 seconds (previous conference meet record - 14.56 seconds set by Jose Chorro of Dickinson State (N.D.) in 2015)
3000-Meter Steeplechase:  Nicholas Ganzeveld - Waldorf (Iowa) - 10:09.12 (previous conference meet record - 11:15.77 set by Andrew Thonesen of Viterbo (Wis.) in 2016)
1500-Meter Run:  
Christopher Moreno - Dickinson State (N.D.) - 4:02.06 (previous conference meet record - 4:06.81 set by Matthew Young of Jamestown (N.D.) in 2016)
400-Meter Dash:   Gabe Meschke - Dickinson State (N.D.) - 49.72 seconds (previous conference meet record - 49.76 seconds set by James Skidmore of Jamestown (N.D.) in 2015)
800-Meter Run:  
Alex Derr - Dakota State (S.D.) - 1:54.81 (previous conference meet record - 1:57.24 set by Mark Moeller of Dakota State (S.D.) in 2015)
5000-Meter Run:  
Dennis Gonzalez - Valley City State (N.D.) - 15:56.09 (previous conference meet record - 15:58.73 set by Eddie Meneses of Dickinson State (N.D.) in 2015)
Long Jump:  
Jay Liggins - Dickinson State (N.D.) - 7.07 meters (23 feet, 2.5 inches) (previous conference meet record - 6.94 meters set by Jay Liggins of Dickinson State (N.D.) in 2016)
High Jump (Tie):  
Austin Opdahl - Dakota State (S.D.) - 1.99 meters (6 feet, 6.25 inches) (Opdahl also set that mark in 2016 conference meet)
Shot Put:  
Ty Malone - Dickinson State (N.D.) - 14.83 meters (48 feet, 8 inches) (previous conference meet record - 14.82 meters set by Jesse Hacker of Jamestown (N.D.) in 2016)

North Star Athletic Association Men's Outdoor Track & Field Postseason Awards
Field-of-the-Meet:  Ty Malone - Dickinson State (N.D.)
Athlete-of-the-Meet:  Cain Boschee - Dickinson State (N.D.)
Coach-of-the-Year:  Nick Walker - Dickinson State (N.D.)

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director