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Orr breaks school record

Jamestown faced stiff competition on Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D.

A limited amount of Blue Jays went to the prestigious Howard Wood Relays, with three coming home with top eight finishes.

McKayla Orr placed fifth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.34 seconds, tying the school record set by Brooke Monson in 2000. Monson ran a 15.1 handheld time, but it equals out to the same under the commonly used FAT system. Orr also finished third in the 300 hurdles, finishing in 45.65 seconds. Both races had more than 80 participants.

“It was a heck of a race,” said Jamestown girls coach Rob Hummel of the 100 hurdles. “There were some great hurdlers down there.”

Kylee Voigt also fared well, nailing down an impressive sixth place in the 400 with a time of 1:02.73. More than 70 girls tried to get into the 400, but they only selected the top 24. Both Voigt and Madison Barnes made the elite group, with Voigt making the top-eight finals.

The 1,600 relay team didn’t place, but did run a state-qualifying time, dropping 5 seconds off their best.

On the boys side, Taylor Orr was eighth in the 300 hurdles with a 41.38, good enough to qualify for state.

“It was only his third-time ever running it,” Jamestown boys coach Ken Gardner said. “We finally got him convinced to try it, and now he’s qualified. He had a really good race.”

Those that didn’t participate went to the Packer Relays on Friday, and the Blue Jays were able to get a new state qualifier out of it. Jenna Stilwell threw the javelin 118 feet, 2 inches to earn her spot at the state meet. The mark puts her second in all of Class A, behind outstanding Grand Forks Red River thrower Hannah Arason.

“She texted me right away after and she was definitely excited about it,” said Hummel, who was in Sioux Falls. “I’m very happy for her.”

Beka Hilgemann came away with fourth place and seventh place in the javelin and discus, respectively.

Logan Anderson was the lone winner of the weekend, besting all comers in the discus. He threw 141-5. He was also fifth in the shot put, while Nolan Love secured fifth in the javelin.

“Logan threw about 6 feet short of state-qualifying,” Gardner said. “He’s fired up to try to get to that point.”

Colt Rasmussen (high) and Noah Wanzek (triple) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the triple jumps. Kyle Schumacher was eighth in the 800. The Blue Jays had their 800 and 3,200 relay teams also finish inside the top eight.

Jamestown heads to the Fargo South Invite on Friday, weather-permitting. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the Blue Jays will go to Aberdeen, S.D., for a meet.

Howard Wood Relays

In Sioux Falls, S.D.

Jamestown results top 10


300 hurdles: 8, Taylor Orr, 41.38.


400: 6, Kylee Voigt, 1:02.73.

100 hurdles: 5, McKayla Orr, 15.34.

300 hurdles: 3, Orr, 46.65.

Packer Relays

at West Fargo


Team scores

1, Moorhead 146.5. 2, West Fargo 121.3. 3, Grand Forks Red River 110. 4, Fargo South 89.5. 5, Grand Forks Central 77.83. 6, Fargo North 53.3. 7, Wahpeton 38. 8, Shanley 34. 9, Jamestown 30.5. 10, Devils Lake 30. 11, Valley City 10.

Jamestown results (top 8)

800: 8, Kyle Schumacher, 5:05.65.

800 relay: 8, J (Chris Hare, Beau Waldock, Brandon Kallenbach, Mason Kurtz), 1:46.58.

3200 relay: 7, J (Cayden Hare, Dakota Wagner, Luke Bowman, Dan Reimers), 10:04.25.

High jump: 4T, Colt Rasmussen, 5-8.

Triple jump: 5, Noah Wanzek, 39-1.

Discus: 1, Logan Anderson, 141-5.

Javelin: 5, Nolan Love, 155-8.

Shot put: 5, Anderson, 45-6.5


Team scores

1, Century 238.5. 2, West Fargo 96. 3, Grand Forks Red River 81.5. 4, Fargo Davies 74.5. 5, Moorhead 73. 6, Wahpeton 39. 7, Fargo North 36. 8, Fargo South 33.5. 9, Shanley 30. 10, Grand Forks Central 23. 11, Jamestown 15. 12, Valley City 1.

Jamestown results (top 8)

Javelin: 2, Jenna Stilwell, 118-2 (SQ). 4, Beka Hilgemann, 106-6.

Shotput: 7, Hilgemann, 35-4.

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