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Orwig sets long jump record

By Staff | May 3, 2008

STORM LAKE — Greg Orwig was expected to be a leader for the Spirit Lake Park boys track team at the season and he has been that all year.

The senior and returning state qualifier prepared for the upcoming season and coach Brad Travis said he was ahead of everyone else.

On Tuesday, Orwig demonstrated what a little hard work can do as he set a school record and meet record in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 2 inches.

ELC also placed first in the 200 and 400-meter dashes with times of 22.85 seconds and 51.23 seconds and ran the third leg of the winning 4×400-meter relay.

His teammates in the relay were Alyx Campbell, Dan Pearson and Brandon Griffin as they clocked in at 3:30.64.

The Indians returning state 4×800-meter relay team also finished first with Joe Nellis, Griffin, Pearson and Tyler Gustafson clocking a time of 8:14.01.

That helped the Indians to a second-place finish behind Storm Lake. The Tornadoes won with 133 points followed by SLP with 122, LeMars with 89, MOC-Floyd Valley with 67, ELC and Spencer each with 51, Cherokee with 27 and Carroll-Kuemper with 17.

Nellis finished second in the 800-meter run in 2:07.43 while Dalton Savage was second in the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 1 3/4 inches. Chris Reed was second in the discus with a throw of 133 feet, 4 inches.

Two relays placed second with shuttle hurdle team of Chris Hemphill, Curtis Jackson, Kyle Hiedebrink and Boomer Dreeszen finishing in 61.70 seconds and the 4×200-meter relay team o Hemphill, Dreeszen, Campbell and John Leinbaugh clocking in at 1:35.88.

Third-place finishes came from Curtis Jackson in the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.78 seconds and the 4×100-meter relay team of Hemphill, Dreeszen, Leinbaugh and Sheridan in 46.49 seconds.

Placing fourth were Gustafson in the 800-meter run in 2:11.42, Reed in the shot put with a throw of 48 feet, 7 3/4 inches and the medley relay team of Campbell, Dreeszen, Hemphill and Griffin in 3:47.93.

Jesse Baldwin was fifth in the 1600-meter run in 4:56.80 and Hiedebrink was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 17.41 seconds. Also fifth was Pearson in the 400-meter dash in 54.12 seconds.

Sheridan placed sixth in the 200-meter dash in 24.66 seconds.