Relays top solid outingJust six Blue Jays made the trip to the Bismarck/Century Invite on Friday, but they made it count.
By: Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
Just six Blue Jays made the trip to the Bismarck/Century Invite on Friday, but they made it count.
McKayla Orr, Alison Allmer, Kylee Voight, Siri Jystad, McKayla Keller and Bre Carlson combined for 30 points at the meet, which feature all of the West Region heavyweights.
“It was a super meet for us,” JHS coach Arnie Falk said. “The girls have really stepped it up in practice the last two weeks and it’s definitely starting to show.”
The Blue Jays qualified both the 400 and 1600 relays for the first time.
Orr, Jystad, Voight and Allmer improved their time by eight seconds to come in fourth in the 4x400 in a time of 4:12.08.
In the 400, Carlson, Keller, Voight and Orr crossed in 52.58 to finish sixth.
The 800 quartet of Carlson, Voight, Keller and Jystad didn’t qualify, but ran a season-best 1:53.58, which put them fourth.
Individually, there were highlights as well.
Running the 300 hurdles for the first time ever, Orr registered the second-fastest mark in the state to date at 46.93.
In the 800, Allmer did what she normally does — win. The junior had a good battle with Fargo South’s Katie Bostrom, but held on for the win, 2:19.63 to 2:20.07.
“All of the girls did a really nice job,” Falk said. “We’re starting to see some pretty nice times from a lot of different girls, so that’s great to see.”
Full results of the meet can be found at jamestownsun.com.
Both the JHS boys’ and girls’ teams are back in action on Friday at the Fargo Shanley Legion meet.
Sun sports editor Dave Selvig can be reached at (701) 952-8460 or by e-mail at email@example.com