Kamoni, Hornung qualify for nationalsIt was a good day for Jamestown natives on Thursday at the Bemidji State Twilight Meet. Spencer Kamoni, a 2010 JHS graduate, qualified for nationals in the 1,000-meter run, while Madey Hornung qualified in the 800.
It was a good day for Jamestown natives on Thursday at the Bemidji State Twilight Meet.
Spencer Kamoni, a 2010 JHS graduate, qualified for nationals in the 1,000-meter run, while Madey Hornung qualified in the 800.
“It was a good day for Jamestown kids,” said JC coach Jim Clark.
Kamoni won the 1,000 against two of his teammates in Nathan Christensen and Kendall Witzen. Kamoni’s time of 2:32.67 was nearly two seconds faster than Christensen’s second-place time of 2:34.52.
Trent Roemmich and Scott Roemmich finished 1-2 in the 60 hurdles, while Jaraan Johnson and Brent Jansen finished first and second, respectively in the 400.
Matt Johnson, also a Jamestown native, won the triple jump and had a personal-best in the long jump.
“He had a really good day,” said Clark of the freshman jumper.
The Jimmie 4x400 relay team also placed first, while Evan Schreiner and Kyle Heim also turned in second-place finishes for the Jimmies.
“It was a very small meet,” said Clark. “But we did pretty well in the events we wanted to do well in.”
On the girls’ side, Hornung’s second-place, national-qualifying time in the 800 was one of the biggest highlights.
The junior finished with a time of 2:19.81, one second behind Bemidji State’s Kirsten Maras.
Moriah Juhl won the one-mile run with a near five-second cushion over second-place finisher Emily Paquin of Bemidji State.
“It was a much better meet than last week,” said Clark. “It was a much better day.”
JC’s Mallory Johannes and Taylor Brown highlighted the high jump by finishing first and second, respectively, while the Jimmie 4x400 relay teams placed first and third.
The Jimmies are finished with their regular season indoor schedule with only the NAIA National Championships remaining. The meet is slated to begin Mar. 3 in Geneva, Ohio.