Alison Allmer, Colt Rasmussen, Shannon Fee and Brad Wolbert were named the Jamestown Optimist Athletes of the Week.
Allmer, a sophomore runner for the Jamestown cross country team, finished third at the state Class A meet Saturday at Hillcrest Golf Course in Jamestown. It was her best career finish and the top finish of any Jamestown runner this year.
Jamestown’s Alison Allmer can often be spotted trotting along the streets of Jamestown. But on Saturday, the sophomore runner will be navigating the hills of Hillcrest Golf Course while competing in the state Class A girls’ cross country meet — her fourth straight time competing at the state’s most prominent high school cross country meet.
“I’m pretty excited,” she said. “I’m proud of how I’ve been doing (this year). It’s better than I was expecting.”
Jamestown’s Alison Allmer dropped one spot in the latest Class A cross country rankings to No. 3.
Allmer had spent the previous two weeks at No. 2, but now trails Brecca Wahlund of Minot and Taryn Lachowitzer of top-ranked Fargo Davies.
Jamestown High School’s Allison Almer has moved up to second in the latest Class A poll.
The Jamestown High School sophomore moved up three spots and is ranked behind only Brecca Wahlund of Minot this week.
Alison Allmer led the girls and Jake Nieland led the Blue Jays boys at the West Fargo Invite Thursday at Johnson Park in Moorhead.
Both JHS teams placed eighth in the meet. Full results were not available at press time.
Allmer’s time of 15:29 was good for sixth, not as high as she may have liked, but still solid.
Jamestown’s Alison Allmer is ranked No. 2 in the latest North Dakota High School Coaches Cross Country Poll announced Thursday.
The sophomore runner is coming off a freshman campaign where she finished fourth at the state meet in Valley City.
The only Class A runner to be voted higher than Allmer is last year’s state champion Tarin Lachowitzer, who will be running for the Fargo Davies this season.
Jamestown High School’s Brian Sinner and Allison Allmer proved to be among the state’s best on Friday.
Sinner, a senior jumper for the Jays, finished first in the high jump to help the Jamestown boys finish ninth at the Class A state indoor meet in Fargo.
Allmer led the pack in the 800 after crossing the finish line in 2:26.60, edging second-place finisher Erin Valenti, from Fargo South, by almost three seconds.
Alison Allmer and Dave Reimers of Jamestown High School were named Optimist Athletes of the Week, along with Heather Cellmer and Jack Bietz of Jamestown College.
September 10, 2009
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