Jimmies notch five firsts at CCThe second outing of the season resulted in five first-place finishes for the Jamestown College indoor track and field teams.
By: Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The second outing of the season resulted in five first-place finishes for the Jamestown College indoor track and field teams.
The Jimmie women had three and the men two at the Cobber Open in Moorhead.
“We were able to do a lot more (Saturday) with the longer meet. Our first meet was small and very short, so there was not much opportunity to do multiple events,” women’s coach Jim Clark said. “We have a lot of young and inexperienced kids and an unusual number of kids who have been away from competitive track for a year or more, so some are catching up and making up ground and I think doing very well.”
Two JC women’s relay teams placed first and the men also had a winner.
“It was a decent meet for us. A lot of our guys took a step forward from the week before, so I was pretty pleased to see that,” men’s coach Ed Crawford said.
Micki Glass made it two wins in two tries high jumping as she cleared 5-2.25.
In the 800 relay, Stephanie Erlandson, Glass, Rachel Perish and Sheyenne Stewart teamed for a winning time of 1:54.77.
In the Distance Medley Relay, Samantha Goff capped a come-from-behind win with a strong anchor leg. Bernie Bachel, Alyssa Sanders and Kayla Byle rounded out the foursome (13:56.01).
The men won the 4x4 with John Tyler Petsch, Spencer Kamoni, Kaleb Garcia and Kendall Wiltzen posting a winning 3:33.59.
Kamoni also just missed qualifying for nationals in the 1,000. He blew away the small field to win in 2:35.82, which was about two seconds short.
“Our goal is to get Spencer qualified next week,” Crawford said.
Goff added a second in the 1,000, moving up to No. 8 on the JC career list at 3:07.20. Emerald Gyricza 9-11.25 pole vault was good for second overall and No. 5 on the Jimmie all-time list.
Hope Carr, of Carrington, was second in the 600 and PRed in the 60 hurdles (9.89).
Freshman Connor Doppler dropped 30 seconds for a lifetime best in the 5,000 (16:50.83).
Scott Roemmich led a 2-3-4 finish in the 60 hurdles in 8.76. Petsch and Garcia followed.
Byle was third in the 600, while Matt Johnson (triple: 42-9.25) and Kayla Schumacher (400:63.97) had one fourth each.
Mike Findlay (50-4.75) and Garrett Tenney (48-9.50) were fourth and fifth in the weight throw. Sheyenne Stewart was fifth in the 600 and Bachel sixth in the 800.
Jennifer Brandt and Meghan Kratofil had 3PRs by a foot-and-a-half in the weight throw.
Neither team also is at full strength due to health or academic issues.
Interestingly, the men’s team did have the debut of sprinter Lance Johansen, the star running back on the JC football team. His times in the 60 and 200 were not great, but Crawford said the Devils Lake product has a lot of talent.
The Jimmies head back to Moorhead Saturday for the Cobber Duals.
“Hopefully we will be near full strength next weekend and we can put up some good efforts,” Clark said. “I believe we will have some kids who have a chance to get to indoor nationals and that will be our focus for the next couple of weeks.”
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