If you want to be a decathlete, heptathlete or any kind of multi-events athlete in college, Northern State would be a good fit for you.
Ambitious athletes who tackle the multi-events are often considered the best athletes at their school. Not only can they run fast, but have the strength to jump high and throw far.
Veteran NSU track and field coach Jim Fuller has a habit of turning those kind of athletes into conference multi-event champions - the best of the best. And Fuller would be the first to hand off the baton of credit to his staff, which includes a great throwing coach in wife Brenda Fuller.
The end result is that the Wolves create champions in one of the best NCAA Division II conferences in the nation.
Take a look at this long, and impressive, list of all-conference multi-event athletes at NSU who have either won the title or finished second since 1994 - the first year the conference held multi-events:
1994: Elissa Backous (Aberdeen Central), second in the outdoor heptathlon.
1999: Lynne Nacke (Le Mars, Iowa), second in heptathlon.
2000: Eric Longhenry (Ortonville, Minn.), first in the indoor pentathlon.
2000: Nacke, first in heptathlon.
2000: Longhenry, first in the outdoor decathlon.
2001: Longhenry, first in pentathlon.
2001: April Hericks (Gettysburg), first in pentathlon.
2001: Jared Harward (American Eagle, Utah), second in decathlon.
2001: Hericks, first in heptathlon.
2002: Hericks, first in pentathlon.
2002: Longhenry, first in decathlon.
2003: Longhenry, first in decathlon.
2003: Hericks, second in heptathlon.
2004: Jesse Heinz (Ipswich), first in pentathlon.
2004: Katie Anderson (Groton), second in pentathlon.