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Orwig earns three firsts at Clint Stille Relays in Emmetsburg

By Staff | Apr 24, 2008

EMMETSBURG — Senior Greg Orwig had a strong day for the Spirit Lake Park boys track team at the Clint Stille Relays in Emmetsburg on Tuesday.

Orwig won the long jump, 400-meter dash and 200-meter dash while also anchoring the second-place 4×400-meter relay team. Distances and times, respectively, are 21 feet, 6 inches; 41 seconds, 23.14 second and 3:31.20. Running the first three legs of the 4×400 were Joe Nellis Brandon Griffin and Alyx Campbell.

Griffin took part in a pair of first-place finishes as he won the 800-meter run in 2:02.35 and ran the third leg of the winning 4×200 team. He along with Campbell, Boomer Dreeszen and Chris Hemphill clocked in at 1:34.60.

The Indians had several more second-place finishes. The 4×800-meter team of Dan Pearson, Drew Dau, Quade Klepper and Tyler Gustafson finished in 8:36.39; the shuttle hurdle tam of Hemphill, Dreeszen, Kyle Hiedebrink and Jesse Stokke finished in 1:02.54 and the medley relay team of Campbell, Hemphill, Dreeszen and Griffin finished in 3:45.09.

Also second were Dalton Savage in the discus with a throw of 134 feet, 5 inches and Stokke in the 400-meter hurdles in 59.43 seconds.

In the high hurdles, Stokke was third in 17.60 seconds and Hiedebrink fifth in 17.73 seconds.

Mike Sheridan was third in the 100-meter dash in 12.33 seconds while Ryan Jennings was sixth in 12.47 seconds.

Jesse Baldwin was third in the 3200-meter run in 10:41.97 while Adam Simpson was fifth in 11:11.12.

Baldwin was fourth in the 1600-meter run in 4:47.04 while Gustafson was fifth in 4:53.58.

Pearson added a third-place finish in the 800-meter run in 2:05.4 and also was fifth in the 400-meter dash in 53.52 seconds.

John Leinbaugh was fifth in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches and sixth in the 400-meter dash in 53.52 seconds.

Ryan Jennings was sixth in the 100-meter dash in 12.47 seconds.

The Indians 4×100-meter relay team also finished third.

Overall, the Indians finished second with 149 points as Algona took top honors with 177.

Emmetsburg was third with 80 points followed by Estherville Lincoln Central with 73 and Bishop Garrigan with 65.