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Jimmie Invitational held at Parkhurst

University of Jamestown's Aaron Ford (471) leads a pack of cross-country runners Friday at Parkhurst Recreation Area at Pipestem Reservoir. John M. Steiner / The Sun1 / 2
University of Jamestown's Kylee Voigt competes Friday in the Jimmie Invitational at Parkhurst Recreation Area at Pipestem Reservoir. John M. Steiner / The Sun2 / 2

Senior Aaron Ford ran a 26-minute, 26-second 8,000 meters to help pace the University of Jamestown cross country team at the Jimmie Invite on a soggy Thursday afternoon at Parkhurst Recreation Area.

"Aaron was aggressive and ran in the top pack throughout the race," said Jamestown coach Jim Clark. "It was really nice see him have such a good race after nursing a sore knee for the past couple weeks."

Dustin Wagner finished in 22nd place (27:33.9) and Daniel Palmer was 30th (27:59.9). Overall the Jimmies placed fifth out of seven schools attending.

"Dustin continues to run well," Clark said of the sophomore from Jamestown. "He ran well at the Roy Griak Invitational last weekend and improved his best time significantly today."

Clark added about Palmer: "Daniel is getting better and today was his best race of the season and the best time of his career."

The Jimmies were missing top runner Matt Young for the third race this season because of an injury. The Woodland, Wash., native finished second at the Minnesota State University-Moorhead Twilight race on Sept. 7.

"We missed Matt Young again," Clark said. "He's recovering from an injury and looks to run in our next meet in two weeks at Yankton."

On the women's side, Jamestown finished fourth out of five teams. Allison Foster led the way with a ninth-place finish (19:45.4).

The Jimmies will head to Yankton, S.D., for the Mount Marty Invitational on Oct. 20.

Jimmie Invitational


Team results

1. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.) 40; 2. Dickinson State 48; 3. Minot State University 68; 4. Valley City State University 90; 5. University of Jamestown 121; 6. Northern State University 141; 7. Trinity Bible College 209.

Top 10

1. Eric Wicklund, CU-M, 25:39.4; 2. Devan Shumway, MSU, 25:49.9; 3. Munir Isahak, CU-M, 26:04.3; 4. Dennis Gonzalez 26:09; 5. Rodney Henry, DSU, 26:18.9; 6. Riley Roy-Lagasse, VCSU, 26:20.9; 7. Billy Freyholtz, Oak Hills Christian, 26:24.8; 8. Aaron Ford, UJ, 26:20; 9. Nolan Christenson, CU-M, 26:33; 10. Tristen Gullot, DSU, 26:37.8.

Jimmie results

University of Jamestown (121): 6. Aaron Ford 26:26; 18. Dustin Wagner 27:33.9; 25. Daniel Palmer 27:59.9; 35. Marin Calvillo 30:38; 37. Jamont Mills 31:09.8; 38. Keegan Casey 31:55.2; 40; Chanler Cork 32:32.5.


Team results

1. Concordia University-Moorhead 26; 2. Dickinson State University 55; 3. Minot State University 66; 4. University of Jamestown 107; 5. Northern State University 111.

Top 10

1. Kara Andersen, CU-M, 19:01.4; 2. Grace Miller, VCSU, 19:07.9; 3. Meritt Miller, CU-M, 19:09.1; 4. Lauren Reeves, MSU, 19:16.2; 5. Brianna Gruenberg, CU-M, 19:19.2; 6. Abigail McGee, MSU, 19:20.5; 7. Jacey Wilson, DSU, 19:27.3; 8. Emily Kuehn, DSU, 19:31.5; 9. Allison Foster 19:45.4; 10. Allyssa Weitkum, VCSU, 19:54.1.

Jimmie results

University of Jamestown (107): 9. Allison Foster 19:45.4; 20. Lindi Chadwick 21:09; 22. Ayleen Coronado 21:14.7; 28. Kylee Voigt 23:28.2; 29. Brenitzalee Rodriguez-Guzma 24:51.9; 30. Starla Rolff 28:44.6.

Mitchell Johnson

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA; College: Central Washington University

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