Running with the DucksKatie Conlon’s track and field career is continuing at one of the premier schools in the country.
By: By Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
Katie Conlon’s track and field career is continuing at one of the premier schools in the country.
Conlon, an 11-time All-American at Jamestown College, competed in her first meet for the University of Oregon on May 5. Conlon, a Jamestown native, placed third in the 3,000 meter run at the Oregon Twilight Meet in Eugene.
Her time of 9:42.24 was a career best by nearly nine seconds and good for a second-place finish.
The race was the first for Conlon since she won the NAIA 3000 meter steeplechase at the national meet last May in Marian, Ind.
Conlon officially graduated from Jamestown College last Saturday and now is enrolled in a master’s program at Oregon. She has two seasons remaining in outdoor track for the Ducks and one in cross country and indoor track.
Her effort in the 3,000 last Saturday put her in contention to be on Oregon’s team for this weekend’s PAC-12 conference meet, but she was not chosen.
Conlon holds the Jamestown College school records in the 5,000 meters (17:32.28), indoor mile (4:59.94), 3,000 (9:51.36), steeplechase and the distance medley (12:04.88).
At the same meet where Conlon made her debut for Oregon, former JC teammate Sarah Skipper also competed, placing fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:04.16).
Skipper, a Lewiston, Mont., native, is an assistant coach at the University of Great Falls. Skipper was a 2-time All-American for the Jimmies, graduating last May. She holds school records in the pentathlon (3,644 points), heptathlon (4,657 points) and 1,600 relay (3:54.21).
Sun sports editor Dave Selvig can be reached at (701) 952-8460 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org