GULF SHORES, Alabama — Dickinson State freshman Cleet Wrzesinski is an all-American.
The former high school track and field star at Ennis and Baker placed eighth in the men’s decathlon at the NAIA Track and Field Championships on Friday. Wrzesinski scored 6,459 points to finish just behind seventh-place Anthony Cota of Westmont (Calif.), who scored 6,521 points. Westmont’s Pieter Top scored 6,833 points to win the event.
Wrzesinski, who starred in the hurdles and sprints in high school, fared well in those events in the decathlon. He won the 110-meter hurdles and placed second in the 100-meter dash and long jump. He added a third-place finish in the 400.
Wrzesinski won 11 gold medals during his Montana high school career, taking three titles each in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles and two championships in the 200-meter dash. He set the Class C record in the 300 hurdles as a junior and ran the anchor leg on Ennis’ record-setting 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams.
Wrzesinski transferred to Baker for his senior year, where he won four individual titles for the Spartans – the 200, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and long jump. He signed with Dickinson State in March of 2017, joining both the football and track and field programs.