Jimmies crowned DAC indoor champsIt was a day to remember for the Jamestown College women’s track and field team. In the final day of the Dakota Athletic Conference, the Jimmies captured their first ever conference championship Saturday in Spearfish, S.D. Jamestown College entered Day 2 just five points back of meet host Black Hills State University, but the Jimmies breezed by the Yellow Jackets to win by over 30 points.
It was a day to remember for the Jamestown College women’s track and field team.
In the final day of the Dakota Athletic Conference, the Jimmies captured their first ever conference championship Saturday in Spearfish, S.D.
Jamestown College entered Day 2 just five points back of meet host Black Hills State University, but the Jimmies breezed by the Yellow Jackets to win by over 30 points.
“It was an exciting Saturday watching things unfold,” said Jimmie women’s coach Jim Clark. “We had a good first day and only trailed five points, which made overtaking them on the second day more of a possibility.”
Jamestown College finished with a team score of 206.5 and Black Hills State followed with 176.33. Dickinson State University finished third with 120.33.
Junior Sarah Skipper and sophomore Katie Conlon had outstanding performances, allowing both to repeat awards they won last year at the DAC championship.
Skipper was named Athlete of the Meet by scoring 31.5 points for the Jimmies — the most of any competitor at the meet. Conlon was named Track Athlete of the Meet after scoring more points than any runner on the track (28).
Skipper finished first in the Pentathlon with a national qualifying score of 3341 points, second in both the 60-meter hurdles and the high jump and a sixth place finish in the long jump. She also ran a leg in the first place finishing 4x400 relay team. Her jump of 5-4.5 in the high jump qualified for the NAIA.
Not running in the 4x400 relay was freshman Stephanie Erlandson after she suffered an eye injury in practice Wednesday. Erlandson made the trip to Spearfish, S.D. but couldn’t compete. Clark said Sunday she was in Minneapolis seeing an eye specialist.
Conlon won the mile and the 3,000-meter run, while also finishing second in the 800-meter run, all taking place within a two-hour span.
Alyssa Bossler also had a big meet, scoring 26 points for the Jimmies, which included a national qualifying run in the 5,000 on Friday. She followed up with a third place finish in the mile and a first in the 800.
“I can’t say enough about all our distance runners,” Clark said. “They ran on short rest and ran with quality and nary a complaint from anyone.”
AnnaLiesa Fauth won the 400 for the Jimmies by breaking her own school record with a time of 58.80. She broke another record in the 200 with a third-place time of 26.0. In both races she posted national qualifying times.
“We won every event on the track from the 400 through the 5,000, scoring nearly half our points in those five events,” Clark said. “It is really hard to do that to Black Hills on their own track.”
The Jamestown College men finished fourth behind first place finishes by Josh Ewalt and Andrew Stoen in the heptathlon and the pole vault, respectively. Ewalt finished with 4,774 combined points and Stoen had a jump of 15-7.
“We didn’t do as well as I had hoped we would. I was hoping we get about 15 to 20 more points,” Jimmie men’s track coach Ed Crawford said. “We had a lot of kids finish ninth, just out of scoring position, but they’re young so the future looks good.”
Ewalt also finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles, fifth in the high jump and ran a leg in the fourth-place finishing 4x400 relay team.
“Josh had a heck of a meet for us. He had seven lifetime bests and his win in the pentathlon puts him fourth in the country,” Crawford said.
James Vollmer finished third in the pole vault for the Jimmies and eighth in the heptathlon. He also ran anchor for the 4x200 relay team, which finished fifth.
Kyle Heim, Kendall Witzen, Casey Jorgenson and Ryan Heisler teamed up to finish third for the Jimmies in the 4x800 relay team.
DAC Indoor Meet
At Spearfish, S.D.
(Winners and JHS results)
Team Scores: 1, Jamestown College 206.5; 2, Black Hills State 176.33; 3, Dickinson State University 120.33; 4, Dakota State 80; 5, Minot State 68.33; 6, South Dakota Tech 30.50.
60: Kideshia Simpson, DSU, 7.64.
60 hurdles: 1, Nikki Shinkle 9.47; 2, Sarah Skipper, JC, 9.50; 6, Ashley Cooper, JC, 10.10.
200: 1, Kideshia Simpson, DSU, 25.33; 3, AnnaLiesa Fauth, JC, 26.00; 7, Katie Zent, JC, 27.74.
400: 1, AnnaLiesa Fauth, JC, 58.80; 3, Katie Zent, JC, 1:00.06; 4, Marissa Curry, JC, 1:00.20;
800: 1. Alyssa Bossler, JC, 2:19.95; 2, Katie Conlon, JC, 2:20.64; 5, Emmylyn Bentley, JC, 2:23.85.
1 mile: 1, Katie Conlon, JC, 5:05.91; 3, Alyssa Bossler, JC, 5:14.23; 6, Ashleigh Anderson, JC, 5:35.09.
3000: 1, Katie Conlon, JC, 10:21.56; 3, Madeline Hornung, JC, 10:33.72; 7, Ashleigh Anderson, JC, 11:49.57.
5000: 1, Alyssa Bossler, JC, 18:24.21; 6, Cambrya Belter, JC, 20:47.80; 7, Suzy Avey, JC, 21:29.49.
4x200 relay: 1, Kelsey Aide, Kyla Wasser, Shelby Snare, Kideshia Simpson, DSU, 1:48.63; 4, Kallie Merrill, Beth Segerholm, Mallory Souder, Marissa Curry, JC, 1:50.47.
4x400 relay: 1, Katie Zent, Marissa Curry, Sarah Skipper, AnnaLiesa Fauth, JC, 4:07.30.
4x800 relay: 1, Robin Rosechandler, Kayla Ferguson, Katie Cook, Leigh Anne Whiteside, BHS, 9:59.67; 2, Bernie Bachel, Rachel Bickford, Emmylyn Bentley, Madeline Hornung, JC, 10:04.80.
Pentathalon: 1, Sarah Skipper, JC, 3341; 5, Kallie Merrill, JC, 2784; 6, Rachel Bickford, JC, 2149.
High jump: 1, Danielle Rowe, DS, 5-3.75; 2, Sarah Skipper, JC, 5-3.75; t4. Mallory Johannes, 4-11.75.
Pole Vault: 1, Kelsey Aide, DSU. 12-3.5; t6, Courtney Oliver, JC, 8-4.25; t6. Mallory Souder, 8-4.25; 8, Beth Segerholm, 7-4.5.
Long jump: 1, Kelsey Aide, DSU, 18-5.75; 6, Sarah Skipper, JC, 16-7.25; 8, Katie Zent, JC, 16-3.
Triple jump: Alissa Klose, MS, 37-1.75; 3, Katie Zent, JC, 35-5; 7, Marissa Curry, 34-4.25.
Shot put: 1, Cody Milbourn, BHS, 40-10.25; 6, Jill Schlenker, JC, 37-3.
Weight throw: 1, Cody Milbourn, BHS, 52-2; 4, Megan Vote, JC, 46-9; 6, Jill Schlenker, 42-7.
Team Scores: 1, Dickinson State 227; 2, Dakota State 134; 3, Black Hills State 133; 4, Jamestown College, 68; 5, South Dakota Tech 67; 6, Minot State 57.
60: 1, Jamal Forbes, DSU, 6.78.
60 hurdles: 1, Jermaine Christie, DSU, 8.31; 4, Josh Ewalt, JC, 8.86; 5, Scott Roemmich, JC, 8.91.
200: 1, Sean Pickstock, DSU, 21.95.
400: 1, Sean Pickstock, DSU, 48.09.
800: 1, Lee Irvine, DSU, 1:54.96; 4, Kelly Roemmich, JC, 2:00.21; 5, Cody Roland, JC, 2:00.27.
1 mile: 1, Tyler VanPeursem, DSU, 4:19.20.
3000: 1, Laine Parish, BHS, 8:59.02.
5000: 1, Devon Berkness, DS, 15:41.31.
4x200 relay: 1, Andrew Walsh, Kurt McCormack, Josh Neumiller, Sean Hurley, DSU, 1:31.73; 5, Jarann Johnson, Scott Roemmich, Brent Jansen, James Vollmer, JC, 1:35.10.
4x400 relay: 1, Allam Ayala, Ian Smith, Trevino Thompson, Sean Hurley, DSU, 3:23.63; 4, Scott Roemmich, Brent Jansen, Josh Ewalt, Nathan Christensen, JC, 3:32.01.
4x800 relay: 1, Ismael Arzola, Eli Turnbough, Nathan Brown, Brian Quintus, DSU, 8:18.02; 3, Kyle Heim, Kendall Witzen, Casey Jorgenson, Ryan Heisler, JC, 8:25.04.
Heptathlon: 1, Josh Ewalt JC, 4774; 8, James Vollmer, JC, 2117.
High jump: 1, Zach Ryan, MS, 6-8.75; 5, Josh Ewalt, 6-0.
Pole vault: 1, Andrew Stoen, JC, 15-7; 3, James Vollmer, JC, 14-1.25.
Long jump: 1, Jermaine Christie, DSU, 23-8.75.
Triple jump: 1, Kurt McCormack, DSU, 49-4.25.
Shot put: 1, Jason Boeding, BHS, 52-3.75.
Weight throw: 1, Cole Nicholas, BHS, 55-0.25; 6, William Dean, JC, 48-0.5.
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