Blue Jays track and field have success in Sioux Falls, Carrington

The Jays had 30 top-five finishes at the Carrington event.

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The Blue Jays' Yolanda Nabwe poses on the podium after a fifth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles on Saturday, May 6, at the Howard Wood Stadium.
Contributed / Kevin Gardner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Over the weekend of May 5, the Jamestown High School track and field team split up with six athletes going to the Howard Wood Relays in Sioux Falls South Dakota and the rest of the roster competing at the Carrington/Kiwanis Lions Meet on Saturday, May 6, at Carrington High School.

The six athletes that took part in the Howard Wood Relays on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6 at the Howard Wood Field were Allysah Larson, Bernadette Belzer, Julia Skari, Yolanda Nabwe and Haylie Hakanson and Kinley Anderson.

The Blue Jays 4x100 relay team of Larson, Belzer, Skari, Nabwe and Hakanson finished in fourth with a time of 49.84. The Jays also had another relay team going as the same team finished in 14th in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:13.96. The athletes were also competing individually as Nabwe finished in fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.40. Anderson came in 37th in the discus with a throw of 95-05.

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The Blue Jays' Allysah Larson poses on the podium after a fifth place finish in the long jump on Friday, May 5, at the Howard Wood Relays at Howard Wood Stadium.
Contributed / Ken Gardner

The Blue Jays athletes that went to the meet in Carrington had a lot of success as the boys' team finished in first with a score of 195 and the girls' team finished in fourth with a score of 77.5. The boys' team’s point total is 60.5 more points than second-place Benson County.

The Blue Jays' first win of the day came in the boys' 110-meter hurdles as Tuyikeze Faustin won with a time of 16.34. Faustin finished ahead of teammate John Belzer who finished in second with a time of 18.94. In the 300-meter hurdles, the Blue Jays had the top four finishers as Brady Harty pipped his teammates to the finish line with a time of 43.62. The rest of the top four was Faustin, Belzer and Grant Lunde.


The Blue Jays' next win came in the 4x800 relay as the squad of Micah Stoudt, Iddi Ramadhani, Ethan Igl and Miles Anderson won with a time of 9.33.34. Harty got his second win of the day in the triple jump as he leaped 37’-8.0.

The Blue Jays girls' team had their first win of the day come in the long jump as Hayden Olson had a leap of 14’-2.0. Olson followed that up with a win in the triple jump as she had a leap of 30’-07.5.

In total in the event in Carrington, the Blue Jays had 30 top-five finishes.

The Blue Jays return to the track at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, when they host the FCCU True Team Invitational.

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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