Where Are They Now: Montabella’s Jen Delamater
MONATBELLA — In MISportsNow’s latest “Where Are They Now?” segment, we take a look at Montabella’s Jen Delamater.
Delamater was a track star at Montabella High School where she earned multiple regional and all-state honors.
She won two state titles, one in 1990 in the 300-meter hurdles and the other in 2000 in the 100-meter dash. She also set multiple school records at Montabella, many that still stand today.
“I’ll never forget crossing the finish line and just standing there and one of the officials came up to me and he put his hand on my back and he goes ‘Hun, you can smile. You’re a state champion’,” said Delamater.
Delamater then took her talents to Ferris State University in 2000, where she was named GLIAC Freshman of the Year, set two records and went on to place 12th at the Div. 2 Indoor Track National Championship.
She said it always puts a smile on her face when she reflects on her past accomplishments in the sport.
“At the time that you’re running, you never really think about where you’re going to be years from now. It’s really cool and it kind of just makes you just smile when you think back and those were some of the best days,” said Delamater. “I would go back any day and do it all over again.”
Delamater now lives with her daughter in Richmond, Virginia where she currently works as a medical coding specialist, but she said she hopes to return to coaching track in the future.