Three Jamestown High School gymnasts have been named all-state.
Senior Kaitlin Walsh was 1 of just 8 selected to the first-team. Walsh also earned all-West Region honors.
Freshman Alex Lind was named second-team all-state and also notched all-region honors.
Heidi Engels, a senior, was named second-team all-state.
The season did not end the way the Jamestown High School gymnastics team would have liked it to.
That can’t be said for Minot and their junior star Brooklyn Bender.
The Blue Jays had just four top 15 finishes, three by freshman Alex Lind, during Saturday’s individual state meet at the Jamestown High School gym.
Lind, who missed a month of the season after a sustaining a scary crash during practice, rebounded to place fourth in on the beam, 15th on vault and 13th overall to lead the Blue Jays.
Carly Nelson, a sophomore, had the only other all-state performance, placing 10th on beam.
Correctional Officer Arlen Lind was chosen as Employee of the Month for January for the James River Correctional Center. Lind is able to work any post at JRCC and his supervisors said they know they can count on him. He is able to fill in as caseworker when needed.
Alex Lind, Mercedes Westereng and Brent Mittleider of Jamestown High School were named Jamestown Optimist Athletes of the Week.
Lind, an eighth-grader, posted career-high scores on the vault, bars and all around in both of the JHS gymnastics team’s meets and a career-high score on the floor at Friday’s quadrangular meet. All of her scores were state-qualifying marks.
Alex Lind and the Jamestown High School gymnastics team turned in a strong showing at the quadrangular meet on Friday.
Lind, an eighth-grader, won the all around title and helped the Blue Jays turn in a season-best team score in the process. The Blue Jays’ team score of 140.975 easily outdistanced second-place Grand Forks’ 127.125 for the team title.
By Scott Throlson, The Jamestown Sun
, December 20, 2008
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