Emma Erickson of South Dakota and Jared Clementson of Minnesota Duluth have been named the North Central Conference Indoor Track Athletes of the Week while Kaitlin Rains of Minnesota State, Preston Scott of South Dakota and Matt Fick of North Dakota have been named the North Central Conference Indoor Field Athletes of the Week.
Erickson, a freshman from Gayville, SD, set state collegiate, DakotaDome and school records in the 1000-meter run with a winning time of 2:52.95 at the South Dakota Qualifier.
Clementson, a senior from , won the 800 meter run and surpassed the NCAA provisional mark for the second week in a row with a personal-best and winnng time of 1:53.91 at the St. John's Quadrangular.
Rains, a junior from Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, continued on her torrid pace this season by setting a new school record in the triple jump with a winning and provisional-qualifying leap of 38-8 3/4 at the Parents Day Open. She also won the pole vault with an automatic-qualifying vault of 13-5 1/4.
Scott, a junior from Parker, SD, had personal bests in winning the weight throw and finishing third in the shot put at the South Dakota qualifier. Scott had a mark of 55-02 in the weight throw and 46-8 3/4 in the shot put.
Fick, a senior from Grand Forks, ND, took first place in the weight throw at the St. John's Quadrangular with a toss of 55-11 1/2.
Others nominated: Track Male: Scott Hargens, South Dakota; Mike Elliott, Minnesota State; Corey Hehling, North Dakota. Track Female: Brittany Henderson, Minnesota State; Alyssa Wendt, Minnesota Duluth. Field Male: Blake Ridgeway, Augustana; Josh Robertson, Minnesota State. Field Female: Bobbi Jo Buyck, Augustana; Cassie Corrigan, Minnesota Duluth.