Alyssa Bossler capped off her fine career in solid fashion while Katie Conlon’s career keeps climbing to new heights.
The two Jamestown College runners finished the cross country season on Saturday at the NAIA national meet in Vancouver, Wash., led by Conlon’s 10th-place finish, beating her previous school record of 14th set last year in Kenosha, Wisc.
With the DAC cross country meet coming up soon, Katie Conlon and Alyssa Bossler just keep on getting better.
Conlon and Bossler had strong individual efforts at the Mount Marty Invitational on Saturday in Yankton, S.D. Conlon raced to her third straight individual title and Bossler posted a career-best time in a sixth-place finish.
Hillcrest Golf Course turned out to be a popular place on Friday as 20 high school cross country teams turned out to open the season.
Due to a number of factors, Jamestown High School fielded about the smallest team in the field.
Griggs County Central had four of the top 13 runners to win the Class B East Region cross country meet in Cooperstown on Saturday.
Taylor Palmer and Maggie Moen led the way for the Cougars, who won with a score of 58 points, nipping second-place Rugby by just two. Grafton (76), Cavalier (118) and Carrington (132) rounded out the top five.
Three days later than originally scheduled, the Jamestown High School cross country team left the West Region meet with six all-conference runners.
After poor weather pushed the meet back from Saturday to Tuesday, the Blue Jays had four runners post PRs, placing fourth on the boys’ side, while the girls were fifth.
Winter-like conditions didn’t slow down the Jamestown College women’s cross country team on Saturday.
The Jimmies posted a strong second-place finish with four top-10 runners at the Montana State-Billings Invitational, despite running in several inches of slushy slow in sub-freezing temperatures with 15-20 mph winds.
“The hardest part about the weather conditions was not so much running, but the preparation,” Jimmies coach Jim Clark said. “How to get properly warmed up in wet slush and keeping the body warm and ready to go when your feet are soaked and frozen.
By Scott Throlson, The Jamestown Sun
, October 13, 2008
Katie Conlon stumbled early. But it didn’t cost her in the end.
The Jamestown College freshman, running on her home course for the first time since high school, fell early in Friday’s Jimmie Invitational at Hillcrest Golf Course. But she recovered and went on to pick up her first individual meet title as a collegian.
By Scott Throlson, The Jamestown Sun
, October 04, 2008
The Jamestown High School cross country hosted a pair of heavyweights on Thursday and managed to hold its own.
Jordan Slusser and Justin Slusser led the JHS boys to a second-place finish in the I-94 Triangular on Thursday at Hillcrest as top-ranked Bismarck and Fargo South came to town. The Blue Jay girls were third behind the high-powered Demons and Bruins.
Both Jamestown cross country teams held their own at the Bismarck Quarterback Club/Dick Karlgaard Invite on Saturday.
The Blue Jay boys placed third out of 17 teams, while the girls came in fourth at the challenging course at Tom O’Leary Golf Course.
Katie Conlon had her second straight strong performance for the Jamestown College women’s cross country team.
The freshman from Jamestown led three Jimmie women with top-10 finishes at the UND Ron Pynn Invitational on Friday in Grand Forks. Conlon’s third-place finish helped JC tie for second in the team race with the University of Manitoba.
The Blue Jays boys’ cross country team had another solid showing on Saturday, finishing second at the Mandan Kiwanis Invitational in Mandan.
Bismarck won the meet with a low score of 32 points, while Jamestown finished second with 111 points, ahead of Williston (116), New Town (143) and Dickinson (160).
By Michael Savaloja, The Jamestown Sun
, September 15, 2008
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