SLP finishes second at Estherville Relays
The Spirit Lake Park boys track team came up a few points short of Algona in the Class A relays at the 87th running of the Estherville Relays on Monday.
Algona won the meet with 144 points followed by the Indians with 130 points. Storm Lake was third with 105 points with Okoboji scoring 75 points, ELC with 64 and Spencer with 35.
SLP’s Jesse Stokke won both hurdle events to lead the Indians. He won the high hurdles in 15.70 seconds and the 400-meter low hurdles in 59.36 seconds.
Spirit Lake Park’s 4×800-meter relay team, which qualified for state a year ago, won by nearly 9 seconds with its time of 8:17.98. The quartet includes Brandon Griffin, Tyler Gustafson, Dan Pearson and Joe Nellis.
Greg Orwig had the other individual top finish, winning the 200-meter dash in 23.45 seconds.
Orwig also added a pair of second-place finishes with a leap of 19 feet, 11 /12 inches in the long jump and a time of 51.49 seconds in the 400-meter dash.
Nellis finished second in the 800-meter run in 2:02.66. Also, second was Chris Reed in the shot put with a throw of 49 feet, 10 1/2 inches.
Four Indian relays teams placed second.
The shuttle hurdle relay team of Chris Hemphill, Boomer Dreeszen, Kyle Hiedebrink and Stokke finished in 1:02.83; the 4×200-meter relay team of Alex Campbell, Dreeszen, Griffin and Hemphill ran a time of 1:36.90; the medley relay team of Campbell, Dreeszen, Pearson and Griffin finished in 3:53.66; and the 4×100-meter relay team of Campbell, Dreeszen, Hemphill and Orwig finished in 45.52 seconds.
In the 3200-meter run, Jesse Baldwin finished third in 10:42.73 while Jordan Knox was fifth in 11:10.93.
Also third were the x400meter relay team of Campbell, Pearson, Griffin and Tyler Gustafson in 3:38.32 and Savage was third in the discus with a throw of 132 feet, 5 inches.
Quade Klepper gave SLP a fifth place finish in the 800-meter run with a clocking of 2:10.12.
John Lienbaugh gave the Indians a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash in 56.27 seconds. Also sixth were Gustafson in the 1600-meter in 4:59.56, and Stokke and Lienbaugh tied for sixth in the high jump at 5 feet, 4 inches.