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Engelhard, Meland NSAA Track & Field Athletes of the Week

May 14, 2014

(VCSU Athletics) Viking senior Wayne Engelhard (left) and sophomore Jessica Meland (right).

Valley City State senior Wayne Engelhard is the North Star Athletic Association Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, and sophomore Jessica Meland is the NSAA Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, the NSAA announced Tuesday.

Jamestown freshman Bre Carlson is the NSAA Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, and Jimmie sophomore Jesse Hacker is the NSAA Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week.

Engelhard, of Valley City, completed his Viking career with a dominating
4:15.74 performance to win the Men’s 1,500-meter Run by more than six seconds at Friday’s NSAA Invitational in Valley City. Engelhard also ran the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter Relay with a fourth-place finish time of 3:29.06.

Meland, a Harvey, N.D. native, won Friday’s NSAA Invite Hammer Throw and Shot Put titles, establishing herself as the best hammer thrower in the conference with a toss of 50.08 meters (164 feet, 4 inches) to exceed 50 meters for the second time this year, and taking the Shot Put crown with a measurement of 12.12 meters (39 feet, 9.25 inches).

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