Jays fare well at Fargo QuadangularThe Jamestown High School track and field teams had a solid outing at the Fargo South Quadangular on Friday.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown High School track and field teams had a solid outing at the Fargo South Quadangular on Friday.
Fargo South, Fargo Davies, Fargo Shanley and the Blue Jays were the teams represented at the meet.
Jamestown senior Jordan Thoreson appears to have bounced back strong following shoulder surgery last fall. He placed second in the discus with a toss of 128-2 and third in the shot put with a heave of 47-4.
“It was a good start for him in his first competition of the year,” JHS coach Ken Gardner said. “It was kind of questionable how he’d react, but to place that high was really good.”
The Blue Jays had a nice showing in the 400-meter dash, with senior John Nagel placing second in a time of 54.59, freshman Layne Carlson finishing fourth (55.98) and senior Jake Nieland capturing fifth (56.34).
Junior Phil Manley won the 3200, beating Shanley’s Tyler Pederson by two seconds with a time of 10:46.70, while eighth-grader Kyle Schumacher placed fifth (11:06.46).
“Again, it was nice to get outside,” Gardner said. “We’ve had three meets so far that were all scheduled to be inside, and they all ended up being outdoors.”
Aaron Butler placed eighth in the 300 hurdles for Jamestown (52.65), Tanner Olson placed sixth in the 100 (12.07), Michael Sorensen placed seventh in the 800 (2:19.52), Michael Hust placed seventh in the 200 (24.70), Ashton Johnson placed fourth in the long jump (19-03.50) and second in the triple jump (38-8.50), and Nate Purcell took fourth in the discus (124-8) and sixth in the javelin (121-3).
On the girls’ side, Jamestown sophomore McKayla Orr paced the blue birds with a win in the 100 (13.17), the 200 (27.62), the long jump (15-10.25) and a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (33-05.50).
“McKayla had a really good day, and wasn’t too off from qualifying (for state) in a couple of different events,” Gardner said. “To be just off at this point in March is just great.”
Jamestown junior and the defending Class A 1600-meter title holder, Alison Allmer, won the 800 with a time of 2:25.82.
“Alison ran a really strong second lap. Her first lap was kind of slow, around 75 (seconds), but she ran around 68 in her second lap,” Gardner said. “She really put the hammer down on that last lap.”
Also winning an event on the day for the Blue Jays was freshman Jenna Stilwell. Stilwell posted the best leap in the triple jump with a state-qualifying mark of 34-3, while also placing second in the high jump with a leap of 4-9.
Senior Kelsey Urquhart qualified for state in the shot put. Her toss of 36-10 was second only to Fargo Davies’ Alexis Bolstad’s throw of 37-10.
Kylee Voight and Siri Jystad placed fifth and sixth in the 400, respectively, in times of 64.66 and 65.90. Karen Jaspers placed sixth in the 100 hurdles (20.21), Allie Smith placed eighth in the 200 (29.45) and Beka Hilgemann placed third in the javelin (90-2).
“It was a good-sized meet for us, and it was nice to get outside,” Gardner said. “The sun was shining and there wasn’t a lot of wind. Any day you get like that in North Dakota, we’ll take it.”
Fargo South Quadangular
Boys team results
1, Fargo Davis 334; 2, Fargo South 180; 3, Jamestown 108; 4, Shanley 64.
Girls team results
1, Fargo Davis 258.66; 2, Fargo South 178.50; 3, Shanley 136.83; Jamestown 110.