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Tenney stretches record

Another meet, another record for Garrett Tenney.

The senior from Gardnerville, Nev., launched the hammer 173-feet, 4-inches to eclipse his own top University of Jamestown mark in the event and this time qualified for the NAIA national meet. His throw Friday at the Northern State Open Outdoor also was the best in the field.

“He’s doing a great job,” said UJ men’s track and field coach Ed Crawford, who missed the meet after undergoing skin cancer surgery earlier on Friday. “It was a pretty tough day weather-wise with the wind. We’re hoping to get some good performances Tuesday.”

That will be the next meet for the Jimmies, with much better weather expected than the cool day Friday in Aberdeen with relentless howling winds. A week from today the Jimmies are scheduled to host the Al Cassel Relays, but with no lines or lanes painted on the track, the meet will be moved to Valley City.

With the Easter weekend, only about half of both the men’s and women’s team made the trip, but both had other notable performances.

Mike Brousseau followed in fourth in the hammer (153-02).

Posting quality times on the track was tough, but Trent Roemmich crossed second in the 110 hurdles in 15.14 seconds. He was also fourth in the 400 (60.09).

Trent and Derek Roemmich, along with Adrian Paet-Bullaoit and Cody Ptacek, were third in the 4x400 relay (3:34.95).

The Jimmies went 3-4-5 in the discus with Tenney’s 148-10 leading the way. Bradley Brooks and Nathan Willer followed at 136-9 each.

Pole-vaulter Joe Ikier got over 13-11.25 for  third.

Colton Harkins had a throw of 148-10 for fifth in the javelin.

Women’s coach Jim Clark singled out a pair of freshmen.

Bre Carlson, a Jamestown High School product, had a big day. She placed second in the 100 (12.44) and third in the 200 (26.84).

“Those were two really good times for her,” Clark said. “She’s getting better and better and making some really good progress.”

Jackson, who has more experience in the 800, posted a 5:16.41 in the 1,500.

“I had a projected time for her and she almost hit it despite the wind,” Clark said. “That was a very good thing for her future. It was impressive.”

The Jimmies had a pair of wins from their stalwarts.

Aleona Reyes claimed the 3,000 steeplechase (12:10.42), a race where she’ll surely contend for All-American honors again next month.

Emerald Gyuricza pole-vaulted over 10-feet to win. Nichole Johansen (9-0.25) tied for third.

High-jumpers Taylor Brown (5-1.75) and Micki Glass (5-0.25) were second and third. The wind forced the bar to be held manually throughout.

The 400 hurdles had a heavy Jimmie slant as Kayla Schumacher led a 2-3-7 finish in 1:09.83. Erin Gorman (1:10.11) and Bria Taber (1:16.54) followed.

They also got strong times from Glass (15.81) and Schumacher (16.18) in the 100 hurdles.

Alyssa Sanders was third in the 400 (1:04.06).

“It’s one of those days where you wonder if you can get anything accomplished, but considering the weather, it was a pretty good day,” Clark said. “There are always things you can get done and work on.”

Sun sports editor Dave Selvig can be reached at (701)                     952-8460 or by e-mail at

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