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Area athletes run at Drake Relays

ELC 4x100 moves up

May 1, 2017
David Swartz - Managing Editor ( , Estherville News

Estherville Lincoln Central boys' 4x100-meter relay team ran at the Drake Relays on Friday and came away with a 53rd-place finish.

The foursome of Ryan McDonald, Evan Olesen, Robert Sheridan and Myles McDonald finished the race in 45.23 seconds.

ELC coach Dick Barrett said the result was nine places better than their qualifying position. He also said two of the three handoffs went well.

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"We were fourth among Class 2A schools," he added.

Western Dubuque won the 4x100 finals on Saturday with a time of 42.41 seconds. There are 80 entries in the event.

Bauer places fifth in 1600

In other Drake Relay action, North Union's Riley Bauer competed in the 1600-meter run on Saturday. The junior ran his fastest time of the season, finishing in 4 minutes, 22.70 seconds to place fifth overall.

Ryan Murphy of Linn-Mar ran the winning time of 4:20.23. The event had 21 competitors.



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