ELC girls use rest to their advantage
HUMBOLDT – Thanks to Monday’s rain storm, the Estherville Lincoln Central girls track team was allowed one extra day of rest following prom. The Midgettes used that extra rest to their advantage and had an impressive showing at Humboldt on Tuesday with six first place finishes.
“I was happy that we had the meet tonight instead of last night,” said ELC coach Tina Burton. “The girls got an extra nights rest and they did very well.”
ELC placed third out of six teams with 93 points.
St. Edmonds won with 146 and Humboldt followed with 120.
Pocahontas had 86, Hampton Dumont 74 and Ogden 57.
The sprint medley team of Molly Wittmer, Sadie Winter, Emily Kirchner and Casey Sievert placed first in a time of 1 minute, 59.31 seconds.
The 4×800-relay team of Brooke Egeland, Olivia Evans, Alyssa Ayers and McKenzie Woodyard placed first in a time of 1 minute, .35 seconds.
The distance medley team of Wittmer, Evans Kirchner and Woodyard took first in 4:39.
The 4×400-meter relay team of Sievert, Woodyard, Macy Dahl and Kirchner took first in 4:32.
“Our relays did very well tonight,” said Burton. “Our shuttle hurdle team took four seconds off and that’s huge. We just keep improving our times as we come down the stretch.”
Winter placed first in the long jump with a distance of 15 feet, 3 1/2 inches.
“That was huge for Sadie,” said Burton. “It is a real confidence boost.”
Egeland placed first in the 1500-meter run in 5:22.
“Brooke keeps dropping her time in the 1500 and that’s good to see,” said Burton. “You would think with all of the first place finishes tonight, that we would have won the meet, but we had some girls that were sick and weren’t able to fill those gaps.”
Sievert placed second in the 400-meter run, Ayers placed fourth in the 800-meter run and Winter placed third and Ashley Weston placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.
In JV action, Olivia Evans won the 400-meter hurdle with a time of 1:17 and Kristen King finished second in 1:18.
Kimmie Williams won the 100-meter hurdles.