Blue Jays track and field have success at home meet

The Blue Jays had 53 top-five finishes among their varsity athletes.

Two Blue Jays runners
The Blue Jays' Kamden Herzig (front) and Kirsten Vander Kooi (back) take part in the 4x800 relay during the True Team Invitational on Tuesday, May 9, at Charlotte and Gordon Hansen Stadium.
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JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown High School track and field team hosted a home meet for the first time this season and welcomed in two other teams Wahpeton and Kindred on Tuesday, May 9, at Charlotte and Gordon Hansen Stadium. The Blue Jays girls' team won their side of the event with 110 points while the Jays boys' team finished in second with 74 points.

The event saw the junior varsity squads for all three schools participate in addition to the varsity squads. The Blue Jays girls got their first win of the day in the 100-meter dash when Yolanda Nabwe came in first with a time of 12.62 seconds, ahead of teammate Allysah Larson. In total, the Blue Jays had four different races where they finished in the top two spots.

The Blue Jays boys’ first win came in the 400-meter race when Noah Lynch finished with a time of 55.45, which is a personal record for the sophomore. The Blue Jays relay teams had a lot of success as the girls' team won the 4x100 relay and the boys' team won the 4x200 relay.

In total in the meet, the Blue Jays had athletes set 70 personal or season bests.

The Blue Jays return to the track at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 12, when they host the 701 Apparel Invitational.


Combined Team Standings: 


  1. Jamestown: 110
  2. Kindred: 79 
  3. Wahpeton: 69 


  1. Kindred: 150 
  2. Jamestown: 74 
  3. Wahpeton: 49
My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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