A one-two finish in the 3200 by Estherville Lincoln Central proved to be a very good start for the Midgets at he 93rd Running of the Estherville Relays on Thursday.
The event featured three meet records-two by Algona and one by Spirit Lake Park - as well as a school record in the 400-meter low hurdles by junior Justin Heinrichs.
The Midgets finished third overall with 100 points with Algona winning with 157 followed by Spirit Lake Park with 157. Emmetsburg finished fourth with 63 followed by Sioux Central with 50, storm Lake with 44, North Union with 19 and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire with two.
Estherville Lincoln Central’s Justin Heinrichs, North Union’s Aric Runge and Emmetsburg’s Allen Jensen battle for the top spot in the 110-meter high hurdles at the 93rd Running of the Estherville Relays on Thursday. Jensen would win while Heinrichs and Runge were separated by three-hundredths of a second. See more photos at cu.esthervillenews.net.
Photo by David Swartz
"I'm real happy with the way we ran and I thought we had an outstanding meet," said ELC coach Dick Barrett, who was himself honored at the start of the Relays with a plaque, honoring him for his 45 years of coaching the sport. "We had a lot of career best times and distances."
In the 3200-meter run, sophomores Lee Christensen and Nic Peters both ran career-best times in the event to take the top two spots. Christensen finished in 10 minutes, 30.98 seconds while Peters clocked in at 10:42.54.
Heinrichs' school record time in the 400-meter low hurdles is 56.01 seconds. John Duitsman held the previous record, set in 1994.
ELC's other first-place finish came in the distance medley with Dan Christensen, Carsten Bosch, Cody Davis and Rod Fuller finishing in 3:52.20.
The 1600-meter run featured several top competitors with Algona's Bo Hjele setting a meet record in 4:25.45. ELC's Joe Heinrichs and Lee Christensen both ran career-best times in the event as they finished third and fifth-respectively-Heinrichs in 4:39.66 and Christensen in 4:56.03.
Algona's Peter Hollgren set a meet record in the 800-meter run as he finished in 1:58.81.
The SLP 4x800-meter relay team of Kyle Anderson, Paul Woizeschke, Josh Waite and Tanner Goetsch also set a meet record with their time of 8:13.04.
"I'm really pleased with all our relays-varsity and JV," said Barrett. "Id' also like to thank the workers for an outstanding job. The starter even made a special effort to congratulate us on how well we run a meet.
"I'd especially like to thank (athletic director) Brad Leonard, (secretary) Jolene Lutz and Jenny Nitchals for their efforts in helping put this meet together," the coach said. "The 93rd Running of the Estherville Relays turned out to be a great high school track meet."
ELC Varsity results
200-meter dash: 6, Kyle DeVary 24.09 seconds
400-meter dash; 2, Cody Davis 53.97 seconds
800-meter run: 2, Joe Heinrichs 2:04.60; 5, Lee Christensen 2:14.19
1600-meter run: 3, Joe Heinrichs 4:39.66; 5, Lee Christensen 4.56.03
3200-meter run: 1, Lee Christensen 10:30.98; 2, Nic Peters 10:42.54
110-meter high hurdles: 2, Justin Heinrichs
4x100-meter relay: 5, ELC (Brendan Duer, Robert Sheridan, Dalton Christoffer, Trevor Shryock) 48.80 seconds
4x200-meter relay: 4, ELC (Dan Christensen, Avery Hansen, DeVary, Carsten Bosch), 1:37.36
4x400-meter relay: 3, ELC (Justin Heinrichs, Cody Davis, DeVary, Hansen), 3:39.58
Distance medley: 1, ELC (Dan Christensen, Bosch, Davis, Rodrick Fuller), 3:52.20
Long jump: 3, Dalton Christoffer 18' 7 3/4"
Shot put: 2, Chase Bonner 46'2"
ELC Junior Varsity Results
100-meter dash: 1, Trevor Shryock 11.98 seconds
200-meter dash: 1, Robert Sheridan 25.33 seconds
400-meter dash: 2, Joel McCoy,
800-meter ruN: 4, Evan Drew 2:33.22; 5, Logan Ayers 2:#5.53
1600-meter run: 2, Nic Peters 5:10.39; 5, Alex Kautz 5:25.85
4x100-meter relay: 6, (Ahmed Castro, Giovanni Esteves, John Leon, Sergio Orsonio),
4x200-meter relay: 1, (Brenden Duer, Robert Sheridan, Dalton Christoffer, Trevor Shryock)
4x400-meter relay: 3, (Joel McCoy, Logan Ayers, Devin Ring, Nic Peters), 4:09.14
High Jump: 1, Brenden Duer 5'4"
Long jump: 5, Devin Ring 14' 5 "
Shot put: 2, Sergio Osornio 39' 7 1/2"; 5, Giovanni Esteves 32' 5"
Discus: 6, Giovanni Esteves 81'