Jimmies have 13 first-place finishes at Al Cassell Classic

The Jimmies had 41 athletes participate in the event.

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The Jimmies' Sam Reiland prepares to release the hammer during the Al Cassell Classic on Friday, April 28 outside of Charlotte and Gordon Hansen Stadium.
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JAMESTOWN — The start of the first Al Cassell Classic in six years was delayed but once the gun sounded, the event commenced and didn’t look back from there. The Jimmies had 13 total first-place finishes.

The Jimmies women’s team had three first-place finishes, Kristina Brossart in the 100-meter race, Anni Stier in the 400-meter race and Jennifer Tallackson in the 1500-meter race. The men's team had 10 first-place finishes. The Jimmies’ Cody Pellaton won the 400-meter race with a time of 50.86.

The success was not limited to the track though as seven of those first-place finishes came from their jumpers and throwers. The Jimmies’ Kadin Neppl finished in first in the high jump competition with a leap of 1.81 meters. Neppl finished ahead of two of his teammates, Connor Smith and Cael Church in the competition, who finished in a four-way tie for second. The Jimmies’ Braedon Gumke put on a dominating performance in the pole vault as he finished with a mark of 4.25 meters. The leaper in second place was Dickinson State’s Dylan Jeffus who had a leap of 3.80 meters.

The Jimmies also had two relay teams both of whom finished in second. The Jimmies group of Cael Church, Cody Pellaton, Braeden Knutson and Kaden Jensen finished in second behind the Dickinson State Blue Hawks in the 4x100 relay. The Jimmies group finished with a time of 43.09. The other relay team of David Martin, Kanyon Vermillion, Neppl and Walker finished with a time of 3:33.66 in the 4x400 relay.

The Jimmies are back in action on Friday, May 5, when they take part in the GPAC Championships, with the time still to be determined.


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The Jimmies' Braeden Knutson takes off with the baton from teammate Chris Sayler alongside a runner from Dickinson State during the 4x100 relay on Friday, April 28, at Charlotte and Gordon Hansen Stadium.
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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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