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Century defeats Jamestown for Class A volleyball crown

Fantastic Finish

Beka Hilgemann prepares to throw the discus during Friday's NSAA conference meet. John M. Steiner / The Sun1 / 2
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Christa Lysne finished her career in style on Friday.

The University of Jamestown senior piled up 26 points during the North Star Athletic Association outdoor meet at Taylor Stadium. The Devils Lake product won the 1,500-meter run and added second- and third-place finishes to help the Jimmies to a runner-up team finish.

"She had her struggles through her sophomore and junior years, but what an awesome finish to her senior year," UJ women's track and field coach Jim Clark said of the nursing major. "It was so gratifying to see her go out like that."

Dickinson State piled up 241 points, but the Jimmies put up a good fight on their home turf with 192. No other team scored more than 96.

"We hit on almost everything we could have," Clark said. "We were looking up aways at Dickinson, but I don't think we could've done much more."

Kaiann Arellano turned in another banner day. The junior from Jamestown won the high jump, which padded her 38.5-point output—the most of anybody in the meet.

"Kaiann had an awesome day," Clark said. "She's had a lot of awesome days this season."

Arellano is qualified for nationals in the high jump and 100-meter hurdles. Additionally, she's on the bubble in the heptathlon.

Rachel Heuchert punctuated her stellar senior season with a win in the 800. She also teamed with Kylee Voigt, Arellano and Hannah Christenson to cross first in the 4x400 relay.

"Rachel went out with a bang too," Clark said.

Voigt, a freshman from Jamestown, had big PRs in the 200 and 400.

Christenson (200, 400), Sophia Bruckner (100, 200, 4x1) and Jordan Thomas (2nd, long jump) also were singled out for their performances.

The UJ men had a pair of runner-up finishes.

Freshman Dylan Koenig was nipped at the tape for a conference title in the 400 hurdles. The JHS grad led the first 350-plus meters.

"Dylan ran a fantastic race," said UJ men's coach Ed Crawford. "He laid it on the line. He was committed to trying to win it and almost had it."

Matt Young, who bashed his knee on a hurdle a couple weeks back causing him to miss valuable prep time, still took second in the 1,500 and fourth in the 5K.

"Whether he's hurting or not, Matt's going to give you everything he's got," Crawford said.

Brady Carlson, another freshman from Jamestown, took third in the 400 and fourth in the 200. Andrew Hornung, also a former Blue Jay, was sixth in the 400.

"A lot of what we accomplished this year as a team was because of those three freshman from Jamestown High School," Crawford said. "They're a big part of our team going forward."

The Jimmies finished fourth with 82.5 points. Dickinson State ran away with the team title, amassing 90 more points than anybody else.

North Star Athletic Association Meet

Team results

Women

1, Dickinson State 241; 2, Jamestown 192; 3, Viterbo 96; 4, Valley City State 71; 5, Waldorf 42; 6, Dakota State 62.

Individual results

Steeplechase: 1, Paitton Herbst, DSU, 11:45.28; 3, Lindi Chadwick, UJ, 12:57.

400 relay: 1, DSU (Hanks, Honeyman, McGee, Shepherd), 49.6; 2, UJ (Bruckner, Johnson, Rue, Voigt), 50.37.

1500: 1, Christa Lysne, UJ, 4:54.85; 5, Cassidy Peterson, UJ, 5:33.33

100 hurdles: 1, Abby Honeyman, DSU, 14.98; 2, Kaiann Arellano, UJ, 15.0; 6, Madelaine Rue, UJ, 16.46.

400: 1, Lorna Shepherd, DSU, 59.23; 2, Kylee Voigt, 59.31; 3, Hannah Christenson, UJ, 59.62.

100: 1, Shelbi McGee, DSU; 2, Sophia Bruckner, UJ; 7, Emily Stier, UJ.

800: 1, Rachel Heuchert, UJ, 2:21.29; 3, Lysne, 2:26.38.

400 hurdles: 1, Eliana Luke, Viterbo, 65.37; 2, Arellano, 67.34; 5, Rue, 71.57; 8, Chadwick, 78.35.

200: 1, McGee, 25.99; 3, Bruckner, 26.2; 5, Christenson, 26.8; 9, Stier, 27.31.

5000: 1, Amanda Wolff, DSU, 19:51.91; 2, Lysne, 20.02.89; 4, Allison Foster, UJ, 20:39.27l; 6, Cassidy Peterson, UJ. 22:00.45.

1600 relay: 1, UJ (Voigt, Arellano, Christenson, Heuchert), 4:08.30.

High jump: 1, Arellano, 5-3.

Discus: 1, Whitney, Leuenberger, DSU, 130-8; 6, Beka Hilgemann, UJ, 106-2.

Long jump: 1, Markai Wotoe, Waldorf, 18-1 1/3; 2, Jordan Thomas, UJ, 16-1 3/4; 5, Stier, 15-9 3/4; 7, Arellano, 15-4 1/4.

Shot put: 1, Seri Geisler, VCSU, 43-10; 7, Paulina Haak, UJ, 34-7 3/4; 8, Moira McNally, UJ, 34-1 1/2.

Men

Team results

1, Dickinson State 200; 2, Dakota State 110; 3, Waldorf 99; 4, Jamestown 82.5; 5, Viterbo 81; 6, Valley City State 76.5.

Individual results

3000 steeplechase: 1, Nicholas Ganzeveld, Waldorf, 10:09.12; 7, Michael Sampers, UJ, 11:50.79.

400 relay: 1, DSU (Boschee, Chorro, Meschke, Stanton), 42.958; 4, UJ (Koenig, Carlson Knutson, White), 44.32.

1500 relay: 1, Christopher Moreno, DSU, 4:02.06; 2, Matthew Young, UJ, 4:03.94;4 9, Daniel Sampers, 4:25.64; 11, Dakota Wagner, UJ, 4:37.55.

110 hurdles: 1, Jose Chorro, DSU. 2, Matt Matel, Viterbo. 3, Justin Jacobi, Waldorf; 4, Dylan Koenig.

400: 1, Gabe Meschke, DSU, 49.72; 3, Brady Carlson, UJ, 50.35; 6, Andrew Hornung, UJ, 51.04.

100: 1, Cain Boschee, DSU, 10.84.

800: 1, Alex Derr, DaSU, 1:54.81; 11, Sampers, 2:09.39; 12, Wagner, 2:13.78.

400 hurdles: 1, Joshua Housel, Viterbo, 56.56; 2, Dylan Koenig, UJ, 56.93; 7, Noah Knutson, UJ, 62.7.

200 meters: 1, Boschee, 21.73; 4, Carlson, 22.584; 5, Cameron White, UJ, 22.688.

5000: 1, Dennis Gonzalez, VCSU, 15:56.09; 4, Young, 16:49.35; 7, Donavan Moser, UJ, 17:27.65; 8, Daniel Palmer, UJ, 17:38.46.

1600 relay: 1, DSU (Boschee, Meschke, Thompson, Allen), 3;26.95; 6, UJ (Hornung, White, Koenig, Carlson), 3:30.76.

Long jump: 1, Jay Liggins, DSU, 23-2 1/2; 5, Keith Rogers, UJ, 21-0 3/4; 8, Ed Mata, UJ, 18-10 3/4.

Discus: 1, Tyler Lems, DaSU, 140-3; 6, Drew Larsen, UJ, 125-4.

High jump: 1, Austin Opdahl, DaSU, 6-6 1/4; 5, Mata, 5-10 1/2; 6, Jamison Gray, UJ, 5-6 1/2; 7, Chris Peterson, UJ, 5-4 1/2.

Shot put: 1, Ty Malone, DSU, 48-8; 6, Larsen, 38-6 1/4; 7, Delwin Potter, UJ, 38-4 1/4.

Dave Selvig
Selvig has been a sports writer at The Sun since 1999 and sports editor since 2009.
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