DICKINSON, N.D. — Dickinson State's Cleet Wrzesinski swept both the hurdle events as he broke both conference records at the two-day North Star Athletic Association track and field championships, which concluded on Friday.
In the 110 hurdles, the Baker graduate ran a personal-best time of 14.45 seconds. Doubling back in the 400 hurdles, he finished in 54.84 seconds. In addition to his record-breaking day, Wrzesinski was also named the conference's male track athlete of the year.
Dickinson's Emily Keuhn won the 1,500 in a time of 5:19.35. Keuhn is from Glendive. The Blue Hawks' Taylor Ludwig, who is from Laurel, also broke the 400-meter record in a time of 58.10. Sidney's Tyler Quilling won the triple jump in 14.32 meters. And Blade Miller, a Billings West product, won the shot put with a throw of 15.67 meters.
A trio of Kalispell athletes also notched wins for the Blue Hawks. Cain Boschee won his fourth straight outdoor conference 100-meter title with a conference record 10.46 seconds. He also won the 200 in 21.32 seconds. Bailey Smith won the 800 in 2:24.73 and was a part of the Blue Hawks winning 4x800 relay. Alyssa Wisher won the javelin with a throw of 42.25 meters.
Dickinson State head coach Shayne Wittkopp was named NSAA women's coach of the year.
The DSU men placed second and the women were first.