MADISON, S.D. - Jamestown (N.D.) holds a slim edge over Dickinson State (N.D.) after the first day of the 2018 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Women's Outdoor Track & Field Conference Championships held at Trojan Field. This year's meet is hosted by Dakota State (S.D.) University. The first day saw rainy and cooler weather conditions at the track meet.
The Jimmies tallied 69.5 points in the team standings, followed by the Blue Hawks with 68 points for second place. Valley City State (N.D.) is third with 33 points. Waldorf (Iowa) holds a half-point lead over Viterbo (Wis.) for fourth place 18-17.5, while Dakota State (S.D.) is sixth with 10 points.
Marissa Kuik of Waldorf won the 10,000-meter run title with a time of 41 minutes, 6.81 seconds. Grace MIller of Valley City State was second in 41:16.40, while Amber Posner of Jamestown was third with a time of 41:21.03.
The Blue Hawks captured the 4 x 800-meter relay title. The foursome of Jacey Wilson, Bailey Smith, Lisa Townsend and Paitton Herbst recorded a time of 9:58.48 to produce 10 points toward their team score.
DiSU went 1-2 in the pole vault, led by Lacey Wald after clearing the height measurement of 3.25 meters. Lexee Craig was second. Dickinson State also captured the top two in the javelin throw with Herbst with a distance of 38.55 meters. Alyssa Wisher was second with a measurement of 38.10 meters.
Megan Johnson posted a conference mee record in the triple jump, leaping a measurement of 11.55 meters to win the title for VCSU. Julia Johnson and Beth Alexander were second and third for UJ, respectively.
Viterbo was led by Samantha Reilly who won the hammer throw by throwing a distance of 50.92 meters.
The majority of the events will be completed on the second day of the NSAA Outdoor Track & Field Conference Championships Friday. First events are set for 10 a.m. at Trojan Field.
Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director