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Arellano jumps to outdoor win

Kaiann Arellano carried her indoor jumping success outside on Saturday in Bismarck. Against primarily an NCAA Division II field, the University of Jamestown junior placed first by clearing 5 feet, 2 1/4 inches at the Al Bortke Open. Arellano's wi...

Andrew Hornung
Andrew Hornung

Kaiann Arellano carried her indoor jumping success outside on Saturday in Bismarck.

Against primarily an NCAA Division II field, the University of Jamestown junior placed first by clearing 5 feet, 2 1/4 inches at the Al Bortke Open.

Arellano's win led the UJ women to fifth place (71 points) out of seven teams. The men were sixth. Other schools at the meet were Mary, MSU-Moorhead, UND, Minot State, Dickinson State and Valley City State. Full meet results can be found at jamestownsun.com

"It was a typical outdoor opener-not too consistent. A lot of things were kinda back to square 1," UJ men's coach Jim Clark said. "There was a lot of quality at the meet. There were some really high powered performances in some of the events."

Andrew Hornung, a freshman from Jamestown, turned in the top effort for the men. Hornung ran third in the 400 meters in a time of 51.34 seconds.

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"Andrew ran a lifetime best and did a really good job," UJ men's coach Ed Crawford said.

The UJ men also encountered first-meet struggles.

"It definitely was not a thing of beauty for us," Crawford said. "We could have done a lot better. It's good to get out and compete in a meet, but we have a lot of work to do."

On top of her win, Arellano also turned in a "significant PR" in the 100 hurdles (15.34), placing fourth.

Other big lifetime bests came from Madison Mach (7th, pole vault, 9-2.25 feet); Paulina Haak (7th, hammer, 138-6) and Jordan Thomas of Pingree in the long jump (8th, 16-8.75).

Kylee Voigt (60.62) and Hannah Christenson (60.67) crossed third and fourth in the 400. Voight, Christenson, Arellano and Rachel Heuchert teamed for third in the 4x4 relay (4:07.44).

The Jimmies went 4-5-8 in the javelin with Adele Keller (99-6), Alicia Weiand (95-3) and Moira McNally (83-9).

Julia Johnson (34-0.25) took fifth in the triple jump. Amber Posner was sixth (11:16.72) in the 600.

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Ed Mata placed in the top 11 in all three jumps highlighted by taking fourth (6-2) in the high jump.

In the javelin, sophomore Matthew Hust from Jamestown notched fifth with a throw of 150-1.

In the 400 relay, Dylan Koenig, Cam White, Noah Knutson and Brady Carlson got the stick around in 44.15 seconds, good for second.

The Jimmies are back in action on Thursday for the Northern Twilight Meet in Aberdeen, S.D.

Kaiann Arellano
Kaiann Arellano

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