Northern State University Track/XC

Northern State University Track/XC


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Good luck in Brookings today Wolves!!
I am sure most of us have noticed that the new proposed facilities at NSU do not include anything for Track & Field. When I received an email that lauded the new athletic facility plans, I sent a reply inquiring about the exclusion of a track around the football field, and within the stadium. I received a prompt response from Director of Communication and Marketing, Justin R. Fraase. As I am sure most of you have guessed, he said the reason for no plans for a track, was lack of space. Now I was just a youngster when old Swisher Field was built, at the Northeast corner of Aberdeen. It also failed to put a track inside the stadium, and instead had it as a stand alone site, with inadequate seating for the fans. I attended many track meets there over the years, and not once did I not hear complaints of why the track had not been put around the football field, inside the stadium. It was often mentioned at the football games next door as well. Anyway, I am hoping that alumni will attempt to sway the administration to try harder to include a track at the NSU campus. If it means sacrificing a lane of parking, or perhaps several rows of seats in the bleachers, I think it would be far worth it. I don't want to see them just dismiss a track and field facility on campus, out of hand. There may not be another chance to build a track next to the campus for another 50 years, or longer. Mr. Fraase did tell me there would be two community forums regarding the project, on December 19 and January 11. It may be too far for many of us to attend, but hopefully there will be enough that still live in the area to attend and give their voice. Also, I was told that we can give feedback to the project at the following link:
Good luck men and women Wolves in Moorhead at conference this weekend!!

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Last weekend, the #NorthernStateU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee packed up 95 boxes for Operation Christmas Child! Well done, Northern State Wolves! 🎄🐺

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65 Northern State Wolves Honored on NSIC All-Academic Teams - Northern State University Athletics Burnsville, Minn. – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference released their fall all-academic teams today, with 65 Wolves named to the lists. Students were honored on both the NSIC All-Academic Team and the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence.

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Welcome two more members to Wolves Track and Field! 🐺🐺

Welcome the newest members of the 2025 class! Go Wolves!

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Attention Wolves Nation- We will be hosting Little Wolves Track and Field Championships on November 13th! This meet will be for kids ages Pre-K-6th grade! more information on the flyer and link!

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Good Luck to all the Northern Distance Runners competing in the Trick or Treat Trail Run today!

Good luck to Coach Riccardo as he races this morning!

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Little Wolves Track and Field Championships Set for November 13 - Northern State University Athletics Aberdeen, S.D. – The Northern State track and field program will host the Little Wolves Championships on Friday, November 13 from the Barnett Center. Competition begins at 6 p.m. with registration taking place from 5-6 p.m. in the main hallway.

We are proud to have Sarah Schafer on our team! #GoWolves

“I chose to come to Northern for many reasons. The first reason was that my sister attended Northern and I could see that she loved it. It is just far enough from home that I feel independent while still being able to go home easily. I also was very excited for the opportunity to run collegiately, and the coach at the time as very welcoming to me when I visited campus. Additionally, when I visited, I noticed that the campus itself was beautiful and the faculty I met and interacted with were so welcoming. In my time at Northern I have been involved as a member of Northern’s cross country and track and field teams. I am also involved in Honors, the Newman Club, the English Club and Trio SSS. One thing that I think I could not have found anywhere else would be the student-faculty relationships. I have formed many strong academic relationships with all of the faculty I have had, which has highly influenced my performance as a student. Small class sizes exist at other schools, but the warm and friendly faculty are one of a kind.”—Sarah Schafer, Flasher, N.D. #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential #NorthernStateU #WhyNSU #WolvesMaskUp

Good luck today to all SD State Cross Country Runners!

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The #NSICFridayFlashback takes a look back to the 2016 NSIC Women's Cross Country Championship where UMD Athletics Emi Trost won her first NSIC Cross Country Championship. Trost broke away mid-race and held on to finish with a time of 19:51.37.

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Join the Culver's Wolves Buddies Today! - Northern State University Athletics Aberdeen, S.D. – Registration is now open for the 2020-21 Wolves Buddies program sponsored by Culver's Restaurants. Wolves Buddies is open to boys and girls through the eighth grade, with registration moving online in 2020-21.

15 Minutes before Tee Off at the first annual Track Frisbee Golf Tournament! You still have time to come play!

[10/09/20]   A few spots remain open for our disc golf tournament! Registration will begin at 12 tomorrow at Melgaard! Come out, throw some discs, win some prizes and enjoy a beautiful fall day!

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The Aberdeen Area Community Foundation was proud to make a grant of $4,000 to the Student Emergency Relief Fund for COVID-19 at Northern State University, which supported students impacted by the pandemic. In addition, the South Dakota Community Foundation, through its program to match grants made by its Community Savings Account partners (like AACF), matched the grant, so the NSU fund received a total of $8,000.

Below, Todd Jordre (center), President of the NSU Foundation, receives big checks from Pat Gallagher (left), SDCF Community Development Coordinator and AACF Executive Director, and Heath Johnson (right), AACF Chair.

New partnership between NSU, Dacotah Bank guarantees interview for Banking and Financial Services graduates ABERDEEN, S.D. – A new partnership between Northern State University and Dacotah Bank will guarantee a personal interview for graduates of the NSU Banking and Financial Services program. Starting this winter, all students graduating from Northern’s Banking and Financial Services program – unde...

First ever Track and Field Disc Golf Tournament! We will be hosting an 18 team doubles tournament at Melgaard Park on October 10th! More information on the flyer posted! The link to register your team:

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We had a great turnout today at the Steps for Shep 5k Road Race/1 Miler! Between student-athletes, alumni, Northern staff, and community members, we had over 100+ participants!

This event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of many people. Thank you to Dempsey’s and Geffdog for your sponsorship! The shirts and prizes were AWESOME. Thank you to all Northern staff who helped with event operations. Finally, thanks to everyone who participated whether in person or virtually.

We hope everyone had fun and enjoyed this special Homecoming tradition. See you all next year! #GoWolves #StepsforShep

The Sprint/Jump/Hurdle group representing today at the Steps for Shep Race! Thanks for everyone who came out to run today! We had a great turn out! Go Wolves!

Who wants to be decked out with Dempsey’s swag tomorrow? The top female and male 5k finisher (non student-athlete) will be awarded this sweet package 😍 Don’t forget to sign up! #StepsforShep #GoWolves

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Free Admission Football Intrasquad Scrimmage Set for October 17 - Northern State University Athletics Aberdeen, S.D. – The Northern State University football team will host a full game intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday October 17 from Swisher Field. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. with the south tailgate lot opening at 4 p.m. for all fans. The scrimmage will follow normal game rules including; quarter...

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“I chose to attend Northern because I knew I wanted to go into education, and it has one of the best education schools in the state. I also chose Northern because I loved the Cross Country and Track programs as well as the coaches. I also really liked the small campus feel and that it was not too far away from home. One thing that I love about Northern is the community here; it truly is a family and the faculty and staff take time to get to know us and support us through our education. The past two years I was also a mentor for TRIO Student Support Services. I got to reach out and truly get to know my peers. That was one of the greatest experiences of my college career and, as a result, I made a lot of great friends through that program.”—Kylie Werner, Sioux Falls, S.D. #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential #NorthernStateU #WhyNSU #WolvesMaskUp

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Here is the T-Shirt design for this years Steps for Shep 5K/1 Miler! 🔥Thank you to Geffdog Design & Apparel and Danger von Dempsey's Pizza & Brewhäus! 👏🏼 #GoWolves #NSU

Despite the cancellation of the Homecoming Parade, we are still hosting the 14th Annual Steps for Shep 5k Road Race/1 Miler in honor of former Northern State track and cross country student-athlete, Jason Shephard.

We will start at the Barnett Center and finish at Dempsey’s. There will be prizes and pizza specials going all day for participants! If you can’t make it, we also have a virtual option too.

Please sign up today to support our program and honor the memory of Jason Shephard.

For those wondering about the logos from the order form. This is what they will look like for the maroon T-shirt and sweatshirt!

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