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Medley teams run strong

By Staff | Apr 30, 2008

Estherville Lincoln Central’s Halli Winter, right, fights for position against an Algona competitor at the Sheryl Mahs Relays on Tuesday. EDN photo by Samantha Heerdt

SPIRIT LAKE — Spirit Lake took special notice of Estherville Lincoln Central’s Amy Jensen, a junior athlete who lost the lower part of the left leg to cancer this past year, allowing her to start the first race at the Sheryl Mahs Relays on Tuesday.

According to ELC coach Tina Burton, Spirit Lake and Sibley-Ocheyedan representatives both presented Jensen with money raised in their respective communities.

For ELC racers, the Midgettes’ night was highlighted by three second-place finishes.

ELC distance medley team of Taylar Jacobson, Brenna Wegner, Landra Lapka and Emily Jensen clocked in at 4 minutes, 32 seconds. The same quartet finished second in the sprint medley with a time of 2:00.51.

Also in the 1500-meter run, Brittany Ross finished second in 5:29 with Brooke Egeland taking sixth in 5:39.

ELC’s 4×800-meter relay team of Jensen, ross, Egeland and Halli Winter took third in 10:32.

ELC placed fifth and sixth in the 800-meter run with Larscheid finishing in 2:44.38 and Winter in 2:44.44.

Larscheid also was fifth in the 400-meter dash in 69 seconds. Sam Natterstad was fifth in the 3000-meter run also.

“We need to work on confidence and consistency,” said ELC coach Tina Burton. “We’re trying to get the girls to attack early in the race before it’s too late. We’re confident we can pull it together before conference.”