Running in the coldSpencer Kamoni, Colin Hillius and Alison Allmer each earned all-West Region honors on a frigid Saturday at Dickinson’s Heart River Golf Course. Kamoni was eighth and Hillius 20th on the boys’ side of the West Region cross country meet, while Allmer crossed ninth in the girls’ race ran in 28-degree weather with 20-plus mph winds.
By: David Selvig, The Jamestown Sun
Spencer Kamoni, Colin Hillius and Alison Allmer each earned all-West Region honors on a frigid Saturday at Dickinson’s Heart River Golf Course.
Kamoni was eighth and Hillius 20th on the boys’ side of the West Region cross country meet, while Allmer crossed ninth in the girls’ race ran in 28-degree weather with 20-plus mph winds.
“It wasn’t a very nice day to run, to say the least, but I thought for the most part the kids handled the conditions pretty well and did a nice job,” coach Ken Gardner said.
The JHS boys finished fifth with their top five runners all 42nd or better. They also had eight in the top 55 out of 108 participants.
The top five JHS runners all had improved times from when they ran the same course Aug. 29.
Kamoni led the way, finishing eighth in 16:44.
“Spencer did what he’s done all year,” Gardner said.
Hillius was 49 seconds better than the previous outing in Dickinson, taking the final all-WDA spot in 20th in 17:30.
“It was good to see Colin back in all-WDA,” Gardner said. “He was all-WDA as an eighth-grader, ninth-grader and sophomore. It was good to see him run well in a big meet.”
Rob Moseng was six spots out of the top 20 in 26th (17:44). Dave Reimers was 32nd and Cory Goehner 44th. Alek Dallmann and Phillip Manley were 45th and 46th, respectively, while Joe Jensen (55th) also finished in the top half.
“Overall, the guys ran really well,” Gardner said. “This was the closest we’ve been to Williston (126-128). Maybe in two weeks in a bigger meet if we continue to improve we can climb past them.”
Allmer was ninth in the girls’ race as the Jays were fifth as a team.
The freshman, who started the season slow after a late-summer illness sidelined her, crossed ninth in 15:53.
“Alison has made a lot of good improvements during the year to where she’s back to where we thought she’d be all along,” Gardner said.
Sophomore Elizabeth Entzel was 37th and the second Jay across. Marissa O’Neill was 42nd and Leah Entzel 52nd. Julie Fuchs (62nd) rounded out the top five.
“It was going to be tough for us to go any higher than fifth,” Gardner said. “But as far as the times, the girls were all improved from the last time we ran in Dickinson so that was good to see.”
The state meet will be held Oct. 24 at Bjornson Golf Course in Valley City. They Jays do have one tune-up before that, however, coming Wednesday at the Andrew Carlson Invite at Fargo’s Rose Creek Golf Course.
West Region Meet
At Heart River Golf Course
Bismarck High 24, Bismarck Century 81, Williston 126, Jamestown 128, Minot High 166, Turtle Mountain 183, Dickinson High 198, Mandan 284
Individual (Top 20 and JHS results)
1, Brett Kelly, Century, 15:54. 2, Christian Brown Otter, Bismarck, 15:55. 3, Ian Wiest, Bismarck, 16:01. 4, Josh Hintz, Bismarck, 16:39. 5, Caleb Shaffer, Williston, 16:40. 6, Lane Kashur, Bismarck, 16:40. 7, Levi Sether, Century, 16:43. 8, Spencer Kamoni, Jamestown, 16:44. 9, Jake Leingang, Bismarck, 16:47. 10, Brandon Barnes, Bismarck, 16:55. 11, Nathan Donnelly, Williston, 16:57. 12, Lucas Degree, Bismarck, 17:03. 13, Austin Todd, Bismarck, 17:05. 14, Codi Hamann, Bismarck, 17:09. 15, Vladimir Kutka, Dickinson, 17:11. 16, Alex Huizenga, Bismarck, 17:17. 17, Christian Davis, TM, 17:23. 18, Matt Nicklos, Century, 17:27. 19, Chris Chamberlin, Williston, 17:27. 20, Colin Hillius, Jamestown, 17:30.
Other JHS results
26, Rob Moseng, 17:44; 32, Dave Reimers, Jamestown, 17:57; 42, Cory Goehner, Jamestown, 18:21; 45, Alek Dallmann, Jamestown, 18:35; 46, Philip Manley, Jamestown, 18:36; 55, Joe Jensen, Jamestown, 19:00; 74, Jacob Nieland, Jamestown, 20:06; 84, Michael Hust, Jamestown, 20:35; 99, Michael Sorensen, Jamestown, 22:44; 100, Luke Ammon, Jamestown, 22:54. 101, Kyle Gee, Jamestown, 23:09.
Bismarck High 20, Bismarck Century 68, Minot High 88, Dickinson High 150, Jamestown 202, Mandan 314, Williston 319, Turtle Mountain 393.
Individual results (Top 20 and JHS results)
1, Brecca Wahlund, Minot, 15:13. 2, Shanice Lambert, Bismarck, 15:20. 3, Taylor Pintar, Bismarck, 15:27. 4, Alana Fisher, Bismarck, 15:31. 5, Casie Gates, Bismarck, 15:36. 6, Tessa Haussler, Bismarck, 15:46. 7, Brittany Brown Otter, Bismarck, 15:47. 8, Brooklyn Beehler, Bismarck, 15:50. 9, Alison Allmer, Jamestown, 15:53. 10, Melissa Urich, Century, 15:54. 11, Andrea Markwardt, Century, 15:55. 12, Alicia Fettig, Century, 16:08. 13, Whitney Schatz, Dickinson, 16:15. 14, Kayla Wald, Bismarck, 16:18. 15, Ashley Brey, Minot, 16:20. 16, Whitney Harrison, Williston, 16:21. 17, Taylor Hovland, Century, 16:24. 18, Keisha Schock, Century, 16:30. 19, Abby Beehler, Bismarck, 16:32. 20, Haley Anderson, Dickinson, 16:32.
Other JHS results
37, Elizabeth Entzel, Jamestown, 17:04; 42, Marissa O’Neill, Jamestown, 17:13; 52, Leah Entzel, Jamestown, 17:39; 62, Julie Fuchs, Jamestown, 18:10; 80, Ashley Mueller, Jamestown, 18:59; 81, Anna Larson, Jamestown, 19:00; 94, Alyssa Hansen, Jamestown, 20:02; 99, Mikaela Walker, Jamestown, 20:36.
Sun sports writer Dave Selvig can be reached at (701) 952-8460 or by e-mail at email@example.com