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Jimmies climb one spot

The Jimmie women’s basketball team ticked up one spot in the latest top 25 college basketball poll.

Heading into tonight’s home game against Dakota State, the University of Jamestown is up to No. 4 in NAIA Division II. The 20-2 Jimmies have been ranked as high as No. 3.

The only teams ranked higher than the Jimmies are Saint Francis, Ind. (24-0), Davenport, Mich. (22-1) and Northwestern, Iowa (20-2).

Mayville State (18-2) held firm at No. 13 in the poll. The Comets and Northwestern are the only two teams to beat the Jimmies this season.

Tonight’s doubleheader at the Civic Center begins at 5:30 p.m. The women’s game follows with the North Star Athletic Association-leading Jimmie men facing Dakota State.

The Jimmies have won six in a row to level their overall record at 11-11. They’re 3-0 in conference play, one game better than 2-1 Dakota State.

Full NSAA standings can be found in the scoreboard on page B3.

Track athletes sweep awards

Emerald Gyuricza and Christa Lysne have been named the NSAA’s female indoor field and track athletes of the week.

Gyuricza was the top NAIA-placer in the pole vault at the Cobber Duals, clearing 10-feet, 6.25-inches, to place third out of 30 competitors.

Lysne ran in both the winning distance medley relay and 4x800 relay at the Cobber Duals. The 3,200 team posted a time of 12:36.41 to qualify for nationals and the DMR went 9:50.33 — both qualified for nationals.

On the men’s side, Keith Rogers was named men’s field athlete of the week for placing sixth in the high jump (6-2) and long jump (20-7.25) in his season debut at the Cobber Duals.

Kaleb Garcia ran the fastest leg in the 800 relay that finished second en route to being named the track athlete of the week. He was also the top NAIA placer in the 200 (23.29) and also ran the 6-0 hurdles (8.82).

The Jimmies compete at the Thunder Herd Classic in Fargo on Friday and Saturday.