DICKINSON, N.D. -- The Wrzesinski siblings are making their marks on the NAIA indoor track and field scene.
Cleet Wrzesinski, who is now a senior at Dickinson State after a standout high school career at Ennis and Baker, currently leads the NAIA in the men's heptathlon with 5,040 points. Cody Williams of Concordia (Neb.) is second with 5,030 points. Cadin Gustafson of Friends University (Kan.) is third with 4,935 points, and two Carroll College athletes -- Josh Malone and Lee Walburn -- are fourth and fifth with 4,742 and 4,734 points, respectively.
Wrzesinski recently won the heptathlon at the DSU Blue Hawk Classic Meet on Feb. 5-6 in Williston, N.D. He won the 60-meter dash in 7.19 seconds, the 60-meter hurdles in 8.47 seconds and the long jump with a mark of 6.96 meters (22 feet, 10 inches), and added third-place finishes in the 1,000-meter run (2 minutes, 58.46 seconds), high jump (1.88 meters) and pole vault (3.95 meters).
Wrenzi Wrzesinski, Cleet's younger sister who is a sophomore at DSU, is ninth nationally in the women's pentathlon with 3,201 points. Kylin Nichols of Indiana Tech is first with 3,488 points.
At the DSU Blue Hawk Classic, Wrenzi Wrzesinski won the 60-meter hurdles in 9.17 seconds, the shot put with a throw of 10.21 meters (33 feet, 6 inches) and lone jump with a mark of 5.28 meters (17-04). She placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:41.19 and tied for second in the high jump with a height of 1.45 meters (4-09).