The 2017 North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championships begin Thursday at Taylor Stadium in Jamestown. Throwing events begin at 3 p.m. as well as the 10,000 meter run.
Field events Thursday include the men's and women's triple jump, men's and women's hammer throw, men's and women's pole vault, and men's and women's javelin.
Running events Thursday are the men's and women's 10,000 meters, the women's 100 meter hurdle prelims, the men's 110 meter prelims, the men's and women's 4x800 meter relay and the men's and women's 100 meter dash prelims.
The Dickinson State University Blue Hawks are the favored team on both the men's and women's side, but the Jimmies have a shot at getting strong performances from a number of athletes.
Kaiann Arellano (JR/Jamestown, N.D.) has qualified for nationals in the 100 meter hurdles and the high jump. She won the NSAA heptathlon last week and is on the list of top performers nationally. She will be competing in the long jump, triple jump, and high jump as well as the 100 meter and 400 meter hurdles.
Rachel Heuchert (SR/Browerville, Minn.) has a shot at the 800 meters and will run a leg on the 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams.
Sprinters Kylee Voigt (FR/Jamestown, N.D.), Sophia Bruckner (FR/Tempe, Ariz.), and Hannah Christenson (SO/Rugby, N.D.) have done well this season and should give the Jimmies some points in those races.
For the men, Matt Young (SO/Woodland, Wash.) looks to repeat his triple in the 800, 1500, and 5000 meter runs. Cam White (JR/Tollhouse, Calif.) has gradually improved his times in the 200 meter dash and could be a top placer.
Jamestown has gotten great performances from freshmen Andrew Hornung (FR/Jamestown, N.D.), Dylan Koenig (FR/Jamestown, N.D.), and Brady Carlson (FR/Jamestown, N.D.), who will join White in a strong sprint corps.
In the throwing events, Drew Larsen (SR/Culbertson, Mont.) has been the top Jimmie performer and should place near the top in the shot, discus, and hammer throw.
Live results of the meet will be available at http://raceberryjam.com/mainod.html
|2017 North Star Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships|
Schedule of Events - Taylor Stadium - Jamestown, N.D.
May 11-12, 2017
|Thursday, May 11|
|3 p.m.||Men's Triple Jump (Women's to follow)|
|3 p.m.||Men's Hammer Throw (Women's to follow)|
|3 p.m.||Women's Pole Vault (Men's to follow)|
|3 p.m.||Women's Javelin (Men's to follow|
|3 p.m.||10,000-Meter Run (Women's/Men's)|
|4:30 p.m.||Women's 100-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)|
|4:40 p.m.||Men's 110-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)|
|5 p.m.||Women's/Men's 4 x 800-Meter Relay|
|5:25 p.m.||Women's/Men's 100-Meter Dash (Prelims)|
|Friday, May 12|
|10 a.m.||Men's Long Jump (Women's to follow)|
|10 a.m.||Women's High Jump (Men's to follow)|
|10 a.m.||Women's Discus (Men's to follow)|
|Following Men's Discus|
Women's Shot Put (Men's to follow)
|12 p.m.||Women's/Men's 3000-Meter Steeplechase|
|12:30 p.m.||Women's/Men's 4 x 100-Meter Relay|
|12:50 p.m.||Women's/Men's 1500-Meter Run|
|1:20 p.m.||Women's 100-Meter Hurdles (Finals)|
|1:30 p.m.||Men's 110-Meter Hurdles (Finals)|
|1:40 p.m.||Women's/Men's 400-Meter Dash|
|1:55 p.m.||Women's/Men's 100-Meter Dash (Finals)|
|2:10 p.m.||Women's/Men's 800-Meter Run|
|2:30 p.m.||Women's/Men's 400-Meter Hurdles|
|3:15 p.m.||Women's/Men's 5000-Meter Run|
|4 p.m.||Women's/Men's 4 x 400-Meter Relay|