Mon, Feb. 13, 2012 - [Women's Track & Field]
The Jimmies ran into some serious competition Saturday, but still managed to hold their own.
The Jimmie women were short-handed due to injury and illness. But Madey Hornung was there and ran well, again.
The senior from Jamestown ran a time of 2:21.24 in the 800 - good for fourth, just .74 short of qualifying. She trailed only NDSU and UND runners.
"Madey ran a good race and the completion was great," JC women's coach Jim Clark said.
Hornung also ran the Jimmies' top split in the 1600 relay of 62.3. The Jimmies were sixth in that race (4:14.90). Stephanie Erlandson, Taylor Miller, and Alyssa Sanders ran the other three legs.
Jolynn Warnes was seventh in the 60 hurdles (9.68), a personal best, after placing second in the heptathlon on Friday. She also PRed in the triple (34-3.50).
Kayla Byle, who also competed in the multi on Friday, ran a PR of 2:31.16 in the 800.
It was an off meet otherwise, though.
"We were missing a couple of people with illness and injury and we had a few that just did not have very good performances," Clark said.
Mallory Johannes was eighth in the high jump (5-2.25), tying her career-best.
Sanders (61.99) and Erlandson (63.18) ran season-bests in the 400.
Taylor Miller's 27.39 in the 200 was her best so far and her 63.91 in the 400 came in her debut in the race.
In the 800, Miranda Charley's 2:38.48 was a season-best.
Kaia Bickford, from LaMoure, pole-vaulted over 7-6.50, while Josie Bopp of Oakes cleared her first height ever in the vault (7-0.50).
The Jimmies' final indoor meet before nationals is Thursday in Bemidji.
Indoor nationals are March 1-3 in Geneva, Ohio.
Courtesy of David Selvig, Jamestown Sun