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Jamestown's Ross Monson leads all West Region competitors with a throw of 163 feet, 6 inches heading into Saturday's Class A state meet in Bismarck. He sits fifth in the state. Chris Aarhus The Sun

Breakthrough: Monson looks to cap strong season at state

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It took a year for Ross Monson to nail down the particulars of throwing the javelin.

Once he did, it’s been smooth sailing.

The junior from Jamestown improved on his previous best throw of 147 feet by hurling the javelin 163 feet, 6 inches to qualify for state at a season-opening meet in Lisbon.

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Chris Aarhus
Aarhus has been a sportswriter for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Before that, he was the sports editor at the Minot Daily News and the Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. He also worked as a sports writer at The Dickinson Press. He was honored as North Dakota's Sportswriter of the Year for 2014.
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