Wilson Named NSAA Track Athlete of the Week

Wilson Named NSAA Track Athlete of the Week

MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference announced its third edition of the Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes-of-the-Week honors Tuesday.  Kaiann Arellano of Jamestown (N.D.) was selected to its Field Athlete-of-the-Week, while Jacey Wilson of Dickinson State (N.D.) was chosen to its Track Athlete-of-the-Week.

North Star Athletic Association Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Kaiann Arellano – Jamestown (N.D.) – Senior – Jamestown, N.D. – Jamestown's (N.D.) Arellano scored a career-best 3,387 points, where she secured a spot for NAIA Indoor Track & Field Nationals pentathlon.  She moved to the fourth-spot on the NAIA Performance list in pentathlon.  Arellano captured four of the five events against competitors from NCAA Division I, II and NAIA schools.  She scored a career-best mark in shot put (550 points after throwing 10.31 meters – 33 feet, 10 inches for first-place).  She also had a second-place finish in the open high jump and ran a leg on the 4 x 400-meter relay that registered a time of 4 minutes, 6.76 seconds.

North Star Athletic Association Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Jacey Wilson – Dickinson State (N.D.) – Sophomore – Mandan, N.D. – Wilson won the 1-mile run and earned a third-place honor at the NCAA Division I University of North Dakota Open for Dickinson State (N.D.).  She clocked the North Star conference's leading time of 5 minutes, 28.72 seconds in the 1-mile race.  Wilson added a time of 2:27.83 in the 800-meter run for the Blue Hawks, which is currently the third-best time in the NSAA conference. 

Looking Ahead
Dakota State (S.D.) and Jamestown (N.D.) compete in the Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Open on Saturday in Mitchell, S.D.

Dickinson State (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) head to Fargo, N.D. for the NCAA Division I meet North Dakota State Bison Open on Friday and Saturday.

Viterbo (Wis.) is scheduled to compete in the Gene Glader Classic in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday.

Waldorf (Iowa) competes in the Ted Nelson Classic on Saturday in Mankato, Minn.

            Friday's Meet
            Dickinson State (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) @ North Dakota State Bison Open – Fargo, N.D.

            Saturday's Meets
            Dakota State (S.D.) and Jamestown (N.D.) @ Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Open – Mitchell, S.D.
            Dickinson State (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) @ North Dakota State Bison Open – Fargo, N.D.
            Viterbo (Wis.) @ Gene Glader Classic – St. Paul, Minn.
            Waldorf (Iowa) @ Ted Nelson Classic – Mankato, Minn.