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Jayhawks compete in first cross country meet

Submitted Photo Jamestown Community College’s Jackson Vanstrom, left, and Emma Redlecki leave the starting line at the Raider Classic in Johnstown on Saturday.

JOHNSTOWN — The Jamestown Community College ushered in a new era as the cross country team raced its first-ever meet in the school’s history Saturday afternoon at the Raider Classic hosted by Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

“Under the circumstances, I’m very happy with both of our runners and their times,” said head coach Sidney Beeman.

The Jayhawk women were led by Emma Redlecki (Clymer/Clymer Central) who finished sixth out of 12 runners. Redlecki ran a 5K, finishing with a time of 27:31.04.

“Emma and I had a goal for the race and she ran within that,” Beeman said.

The men’s team was led by Jackson Vanstrom (Jamestown/Southwestern) who finished 15th out of 34 runners. Vanstrom ran an 8K, finishing with a time of 32:07.45.

“This was Jackson’s first 8K he has ever run and he is right where he needs to be,” Beeman said. “It’s a great start for him on the season.”

In order for competitors to compete during the fall 2020 season, each school ran as a team in designated time slots due to COVID-19.

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