Meghan Ford, Abby Kallenbach, Jon Purintun and Penelope Hoppe were named Optimist Club athletes of the week.

Ford, a sophomore on the Jamestown High cross country team, won the Class A girls state title with a time of 17 minutes, 56 seconds, becoming the first Blue Jay to win a championship since 1998. Kallenbach, a senior on the Jays' volleyball team, scored five kills, two blocks and three aces during a sweep over Dickinson.

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Purintun, a senior from Linton, N.D., on the University of Jamestown men's basketball team, averaged 29.5 points per game during wins over Presentation College and Oak Hills Christian College. Hoppe, a freshman from Temecula, Calif., on the Jimmie women's soccer team, scored two goals during a 5-1 victory over College of Saint Mary.