Shelby Frank became just the fourth athlete in North Dakota High School Track history this spring to win four consecutive Class “A” State girls discus titles. The Grand Forks Red River senior-to-be has dominated the sport not only in the state, but nationally. Last July, Frank won the discus title in the age 15-16 division for the second straight year at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics in Greensboro, North Carolina. That accomplishment has earned Frank the Non-School Athlete Of The Year by the North Dakota AP Sportscasters and Sportswriters. In the discus, Frank had a winning throw of 157 feet and 8 inches to beat the field by more than 13 feet.
Other finalists for the award were West Fargo American Legion baseball player Jake Faircloth and World of Outlaws racer Donny Schatz.