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ELC girls d-med runs best time

By Staff | May 17, 2008

Estherville Lincoln Central senior Landra Lapka prepares to receive the baton from fellow senior Brenna Wegner in the 3A distance medley relay on Friday. Photo courtesy Dan Voigt, Emmetsburg Publishing

DES MOINES — The Estherville Lincoln Central girls track team didn’t come up with any medals in the second day of state competition, but gave its all.

The Midgettes competed in two events, the distance medley and the shot put.

The d-med team of Taylar Jacobson, Brenna Wegner, Landra Lapka and Emily Jensen finished 11th in 4 minutes, 22.38 seconds.

“I thought we ran a good race,” said Wegner. “We came in rated 13th and moved up to 11th. It was our best time of the year.”

“I thought we all ran pretty strong,” said Jacobson. “I got quick out of the blocks. I think we wcould’ve done a little better though. It would’ve been nice to medal.”

Taylar Jacobson leaps out of the blocks to start the distance medley relay. Photo courtesy Dan Voigt, Emmetsburg Publishing

“I felt we had a good team race and it was a really good experience,” said Jensen.

In the shot put, Christina Weston finished 20th with a throw of 33 feet, 6 1/2 inches.

“I was disappointed,” she said. “I knew I could’ve done better.”

ELC wraps up competition today with Jensen running in the 800-meter run at 9:50 a.m.