February 18, 2014
MADISON, S.D. – The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) has selected Ashley Currey of Dakota State (S.D.) and Aleona Reyes of Jamestown (N.D.) in the fifth-edition Women's Indoor Track & Field Players-of-the-Week, announced Tuesday. Currey was named to Indoor Field Athlete-of-the-Week, while Reyes was named to Indoor Track Athlete-of-the-Week for her second straight week.
North Star Athletic Association Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Ashley Currey – Dakota State (S.D.) – Sophomore – Madison, S.D. – Currey won the individual title in the women's weight throw at the Dordt (Iowa) Invitational by setting a new Dakota State school record. She threw a measurement of 14.74 meters (48 feet and 4.5 inches) to claim the title in the 23-thrower field. It was her second time this season that she had set a new DSU school record. Currey also placed ninth in the women's shot put with a measurement of 10.98 meters (36 feet and .25 inches).
North Star Athletic Association Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Aleona Reyes – Jamestown (N.D.) – Junior – Jamestown (N.D.) – Belen, N.M. – Reyes set a new North Dakota State University stadium record in the Bison Open by winning the women's 1000-meter run. She finished .01 seconds ahead of her teammate with a time of three minutes and 1.42 seconds to win the title. In addition, Reyes qualified for her third event for the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Nationals. She also ran a leg in the women's 4 x 400-meter relay team that finished 11th with a time of 4:18.02.
This week will be the final week of regular-season indoor track and field meet, which would be the last chance for the athletes to qualify for NAIA Indoor Track and Field Nationals on March 6-8 in Geneva, Ohio.
Jamestown (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to compete in the Bemidji Beaver Twilight Meet on Thursday.
Dakota State (S.D.) competes in the Buena Vista Relays in Storm Lake, Iowa on Saturday.
Jamestown (N.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) @ Bemidji State Beaver Twilight – Bemidji, Minn.
Dakota State (S.D.) @ Buena Vista Relays – Storm Lake, Iowa
Nick Huntimer, North Star Athletic Association Sports Information Director