Jessica Meland NSAA Field Athlete of the Week

Valley City State sophomore thrower Jessica Meland is the North Star Athletic Association Field Athlete of the Week after setting a new school record in the hammer throw and qualifying for the NAIA National Championships with a 50.29-meter (165-foot) toss for the individual title at Friday’s Northern State Open in Aberdeen, S.D.

Meland, of Harvey, N.D., currently ranks 12th in the nation and finished fourth in the women’s Shot Put with a distance of 11.66 meters (38 feet, 3.25 inches).