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Men's Indoor Track & Field - Tue, Jan. 28, 2014

January 28, 2014

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) swept the second edition of the North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track and Field players-of-the-week honors, announced Tuesday.  Ryan Gimbel was selected to Field Athlete of the Week.  Boomsma was named Track Athlete of the Week for the second straight week.

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Ryan Gimbel – Dakota State (S.D.) – Senior – Hill City, S.D. – Gimbel continues to break his personal and Dakota State (S.D.) school records in the men's weight throw in the Wildcat Open in Wayne, Neb. on Jan. 25.  He threw a new record measurement of 15.65 meters (51 feet and 4.25 inches) to earn runner-up honors and NAIA top-place finisher.  Gimbel broke his previous record of 51 feet set at the Dordt (Iowa) Open on Jan. 18.  He also placed sixth – also the NAIA top-place finisher – in the men's shot put with a measurement of 13.81 meters (45 feet and 3.75 inches).

North Star Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Seth Boomsma – Dakota State (S.D.) – Junior – Crooks, S.D. – Boomsma won the men's 60-meter dash prelims and finals at the Wildcat Open in Wayne, Neb. on Jan. 25.  He was the top runner in the prelims with a time of 6.96 seconds and advanced to the finals.  Boomsma captured the individual title as he improved his time to 6.83 seconds, which is also an NAIA national qualifying time.  It was his second straight week that Boomsma was the top runner in both prelims and finals. 

Looking Ahead
Jamestown (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) head to Moorhead, Minn. to compete in the Concordia (Minn.) Cobbler Duals on Saturday.

Dakota State (S.D.) travels to Mankato, Minn. on Friday and Saturday to participate in the Minnesota State-Mankato Open.

            Friday's Meet
           
Dakota State (S.D.) @ Minnesota State-Mankato Open – Mankato, Minn.

            Saturday's Meet
           
Jamestown (N.D.) & Valley City State (N.D.) @ Concordia (Minn.) Cobbler Duals – Moorhead, Minn.
            Dakota State (S.D.) @ Minnesota State-Mankato Open – Mankato, Minn.

Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director