Stangl moves up all-time chart
SPENCER — Marcus Stangl’s throw in the shot put highlighted Estherville Lincoln Central’s fifth-place finish at the Spencer Relays on Thursday.
His toss of 53 feet even placed him third all-time in school history.
“I thought Marcus gave an outstanding effort,” said ELC coach Dick Barrett. “He broke his career best on his first three tosses. He passed three guys on the list including his brother Mike.”
Teammate Spenser Schichtl contributed a fourth place in the shot put with a throw of 46 feet, 9 1/2 inches.
Barrett also commended two other performers. Justin Blinkmann ran a career-best time in the 200-meter dash of 23.62 seconds. Also Brandon Hanson finished second in the 400-meter low hurdles in 1:01.30.
“I thought Brandon gave a good effort,” he said.
ELC also had a second-place finish from Matt Juhl in the 3200-meter run as he finished in 10:48.
ELC’s 4×400-meter relay of Blinkmann, Jordan Eggers, Scott Schmidt and Juhl placed second in 3:34.72.
Schmidt added a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash in 53.05 seconds and he finished fourth in the 200-meter dash in 24.02 seconds.
The 4×200-meter relay team of Chris Blinkmann, Dan Kirchner, Eggers and Jordan Blinkmann placed fourth in 1:38.65.
Also fourth was the medley relay team of Chris Blinkmann, Eggers, Dane Ross and Tyler McDermott in 4:06.36.
Overall, LeMars won with 137 points followed by Emmetsburg with 100, Sheldon with 76, Spencer with 74, ELC with 72, Western Christian with 66 and Cherokee with 14.
ELC’s junior varsity races were highlighted by a 1-2 finish in the 800-meter run with Evan Klingbeil winning in 2:20.52 with David Roach right behind in 2:25.41.
Bob Weideman finished second in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 7 inches.
Two ELC relays placed third. The medley team of Nate Howard, Marcus Christensen, Alex Rosburg and Phil Roach finished in 4:14.95 and the 4×100-meter relay team of Kirchner, Christensen, Rosburg and Howard finished in 48.92 seconds.
Christensen finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 1/2 inch. Bradon Held was fifth in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.17.
Also Jay Smith was sixth in the 110 high hurdles in 18.80 seconds.
ELC hosts the Lakes Conference meet on Monday.