Engelhard, Meland NSAA Track & Field Athletes of the Week
(VCSU Athletics) Viking senior Wayne Engelhard (left) and sophomore Jessica Meland (right).
Valley City State senior Wayne Engelhard is the North Star Athletic Association Menâ€™s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, and sophomore Jessica Meland is the NSAA Womenâ€™s Field Athlete of the Week, the NSAA announced Tuesday.
Jamestown freshman Bre Carlson is the NSAA Womenâ€™s Track Athlete of the Week, and Jimmie sophomore Jesse Hacker is the NSAA Menâ€™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 Menâ€™s 1,500-meter Run by more than six seconds at Fridayâ€™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 Fridayâ€™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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