April 26: VCSU 10, University of Jamestown 1; VCSU 5, Jamestown 4
April 29: VCSU 11, Dakota State 1; VCSU 9, Dakota State 2
May 1: VCSU 6, Dakota State 4; VCSU 6, Dakota State 0
The Viking softball team closed the regular season by going 6-0 last week, tying a school record with its 36th win of the season. VCSU is now 36-11 overall and 17-5 in NSAA conference play. The Vikings will likely be the No. 2 or No. 3 seed for the NSAA Tournament, to be held May 6–9 in Aberdeen, S.D.
April 26: University of Winnipeg 16, VCSU 14 (12 innings)
April 30: VCSU 9, Dickinson State 1; VCSU 8, Dickinson 5
May 1: Dickinson 8, VCSU 7; Dickinson 9, VCSU 2
The Viking baseball team posted a 2-3 record this week and is now 18-33 overall. VCSU finished with a 9-14 record in conference play. The Vikings will be the No. 8 seed for the NSAA Tournament, facing top seed Bellevue on Friday in Valley City. VCSU and Jamestown are co-hosting the NSAA Tournament from May 6–9.
Track & Field
The Viking track & field teams had two first-place finishes and 11 Top 5 finishes during the Al Cassell Relays on Saturday in Jamestown. Niklas Ernst (400 meter dash) and Seri Geisler (javelin) won their respective events, and Geisler set a new meet record with her javelin throw of 159 feet, 7 inches. View complete results and photos from the meet at: www.vcsuvikings.com/article/2261.php
Geisler named NAIA Field Athlete of the Week
VCSU freshman Seri Geisler was named the NAIA National Field Athlete of the Week on April 27. She also earned the North Star Athletic Association Field Athlete of the Week on April 26 after her record-setting performance in javelin April 22.
Geisler launched a throw of 49.83 meters—or 163 feet, 6 inches—in Aberdeen, S.D., beating second place by a stunning 39 feet. It topped Geisler’s personal record by more than five meters, extending her own North Star Athletic Association conference record. Geisler now has the top throw in the entire NAIA this spring by almost three meters. She will compete at the NAIA Outdoor Championships on May 26–28 in Gulf Shores, Ala.
The throw of 49.83 meters is also a new school record at VCSU, beating the old mark of 49.01 meters (160 feet, 9 inches) set by Wanda Schwab in 1991. (The women's javelin underwent a redesign in 1999.)
The Valley City State men’s golf team placed fourth and the Viking women took fifth in the final standings of the 72-hole North Star Athletic Association conference meet, which wrapped up Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb. Two VCSU men’s golfers, Ben Sorenson and Tyler Baukol, were named second team all-conference after finishing in the Top 12. View complete results from the tournament at www.vcsuvikings.com/article/2253.php
May 3: Baseball at University of Mary, 4 p.m.
May 6–9: Softball at NSAA Conference Tournament (Aberdeen, S.D.)
May 6–9: Baseball at NSAA Conference Tournament (Valley City/Jamestown, N.D.)