Two records set at Bison OpenKatie Conlon set a new Jamestown College record in the 3000 meters on Saturday at the Bison Open. Conlon broke her own mark in the race, recording the only JC victory on the day in a time of 10:00.84.
Katie Conlon set a new Jamestown College record in the 3000 meters on Saturday at the Bison Open.
Conlon broke her own mark in the race, recording the only JC victory on the day in a time of 10:00.84.
It was an effective tune-up for the Jimmies before the 2-day DAC indoor meet, which begins Friday in Spearfish, S.D.
“Our goal today was for everyone to get some quality competition and not to overload anyone with our conference meet only six days away,” JC women’s coach Jim Clark said. “I could not be much happier with how we competed today.”
Conlon, the former Blue Jay standout, blitzed her previous best mark by more than 7 seconds (10:07.97) set just one week ago as her dominating sophomore season continues.
“Katie did not get pressed as much as hoped for in the 3000, but ran an excellent race,” Clark said.
Conlon’s record was one of two on the day for the JC women.
In the 4x400 relay, Katie Zent, Marissa Curry, Stephanie Erlandson and AnnaLiesa Fauth placed third in a time of 4:03.40, earning a trip to nationals as well. It eclipsed the previous team record of 4:03.63, held by Mitzi Boerner, Si’Mone Wahl, Audrey Reiter and Stacy Stephenson set in 1999.
“Each of our 4x400 runners did their part in not only hitting the automatic qualifying mark, but putting their names on the school record board,” Clark said.
The Jimmies’ had a strong showing in the 800 as Alyssa Bossler (2:18.01), Madey Hornung (2:19.60) and Emmylyn Bentley (2:21.34) placed 4-5-6 and each beat the NAIA national qualifying mark. Bossler and Hornung’s times earned them spots in the school’s top 10 overall.
Five other Jimmies had PRs in the meet.
Kayla Roemmich and Danielle Roeske each did so in the shot put. Roemmich fired a throw of 37-1.25, while the former Blue Jay Roeske went 31-4.
Beth Segerholm, a freshman from Northwood, posted a time of 28.46 in the 200.
Bernie Bachel, another freshman, ran the 800 in 2:34.98, while Cambrya Belter finished the mile in 5:41.92.
“It was a positive day for the Jimmies and gives us some more possibilities going into the DAC meet on Friday in Spearfish,” Clark said.
The Jimmie men sent a limited number of entrants, but still had a productive day in Fargo.
The highlight came from Lief Rasmussen, Nathan Christensen, Cody Roland and Kelly Roemmich, who earned a trip to the NAIA national meet with an adjusted qualifying time of 7:54.51. The Jimmies were second only to Dickinson State (7:56.69) in the race.
“It was a really great performance for the guys,” JC men’s coach Ed Crawford said. “That time was the fastest we’ve run in over three years that I know of. We came in second in the race behind Dickinson, less than a second behind them, but still real happy in the way our young men performed.”
Andrew Stoen continued his impressive indoor pole vault work, placing fifth by clearing 14-9. He had a pair of closes misses at 15-3, which would have been a personal best.
In the shot put, Robert Nelson placed eighth in a strong field with a throw of 46-8.25.
Same was true of Josh Ewalt, who held his own in the loaded hurdle race with a time of 8.94, good for 12th.
The individual effort of the meet for the Jimmies came from J.J. Koerber, who shaved a whopping 47 seconds off his previous best effort in the 3000 with a time of 9:21.55.
Elsewhere Saturday, Kensal native and former Carrington track star Whitney Carlson continued her strong junior season by winning the 60 hurdles (8.65) and long jump (20-0.25) for NDSU.
At Bison Sports Arena
(Winners and JHS results)
60 hurdles: 1, Whitney Carlson, NDSU, 8.65; 9, Sarah Skipper, 9.56.
60: 1, Kideshia Simpson, DSU, 7.63.
Mile: 1, 1, Laura Januszewski, Team Nodak, 4:52.33; 9, Cambrya Belter, JC, 5:41.92
400: 1, Kristi Buerkle, Bemidji State, 56.32;5, AnnaLiesa Fauth, JC, 59.55; 13, Stephanie Erlandson, JC, 1:01.82; 20, Kallie Merrill, JC, 1:04.58; 25, Sarah Skipper, JC, 1:05.95.
800: 1, Christine Bruins, NDSU, 2:09.97; 4, Alyssa Bossler, JC, 2:18.01; 5, Madeline Hornung, JC, 2:19.60; 6, Emmylyn Bentley, JC, 2:21.34; 16, Mallory Souder, JC, 2:32.11; 21, Bernie Bachel, JC, 2:34.99; 23, Rachel Bickford, JC, 2:35.43.
200: 1, Antoinett Goodman, Unattached, 24.97; 18, Beth Segerholm, JC, 28.46; 27, Courtney Oliver, JC, 30.21; 28, Ashley Cooper, JC, 30.26.
3000: 1, Katie Conlon, JC, 10:00.84; 14, Ashleigh Anderson, JC, 11:18.91; 18, Suzy Avey, JC, 12:27.66.
4x400 relay: 1, NDSU, 3:56.63; 4, JC, 4:03.40.
Weight throw: 1, Aubrey Baxter, Unattached, 61-9.75; 9, Megan Vote, JC, 43-7.25; 13, Jill Schlenker, JC, 41-8; 24, Danielle Roeske, JC, 34-5.50.
Shot put: 1, Brooke Garner, USD, 47-5.25.
Long jump: 1, Carlson, NDSU, 20-4.50.
Triple jump: 1, Samantha Williams, Mary, 39-0.25; 8, Katie Zent, JC, 34-0.75.
High jump: 1, Toni Tollefson, NDSU, 5-8.50; 9, Skipper, JC, 5-2.50; 13, Mallory Johannes, JC, 5-0.50.
Pole vault: 1, Leslie Brost, NDSU, 12-7.50; T13, Courtney Oliver, JC, 7-2.50; T13, Malloy Souder, JC, 7-2.50.
60 hurdles: 1, Kevin Jackson, NDSU, 8.13.
60: 1, Jamal Forbes, DSU, 6.80.
Mile: 1, Moses Heppner, NDSU, 4:52.33.
400: 1, Khaldon Evans, Minot State, 49.76; 18, Brent Jansen, JC, 52.57; 24, Scott Roemmich, JC, 53.30; 34, Jarann Johnson, JC, 56.13.
800: 1, Travis Fitzke, NDSU, 1:55.13; 15, Kyle Heim, JC, 2:05.91; 19, Casey Jorgenson, JC, 2:07.61; 27, Ryan Heisler, JC, 2:11.74.
200: 1, Jarvous Bryant, Mary, 22.30; 19, Kevin Hoversland, JC, 23.78; 21, Johnson, JC, 23.95.
3000: 1, James Schanadore, Unattached, 8:36.74; 21, J.J. Koerber, JC, 9:21.55; 31, Dave Londe, JC, 10:11.57.
4x400: 1, Dickinson State, 3:24.33.
Weight throw: 1, Ben Jacobson, Mary, 59-1.25.
Shot put: 1, Jacobson, Mary, 53-4.25; 8, Robert Nelson, JC, 46-8.25.
Long jump: 1, Jared Vlastuin, USD, 23-8.25.
Triple jump: 1, Kurt McCormack, DSU, 50-2.
High jump: 1, Trevor Barry, Team Nodak, 7-2.25.
Pole vault: 1, Shawn Francis, Team Nodak, 16-2.75; 5, Andrew Stoen, JC, 14-9.
3000: 1, Dickinson State (Lee Irvine, Andre Moodie, Ismael Arzola, Robert Hernandez), 7:56.69; 2, JC (Lief Rasmussen, Nathan Christensen, Cody Roland, Kelly Roemmich, 7:57.43).
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