SPIRIT LAKE – The Estherville Lincoln Central girls track team finished solidly in third place at the Sheryl Maahs Relays in Spirit Lake on Tuesday.
Algona edged the hosts 126.5 points to 126 with the Midgettes earning 81 points.
ELC had two top finishes on the evening with Emily Kirchner having a hand in both. She won the 400-meter dash in 62.83 seconds and also anchored the winning 4×400-meter relay team of Macy Dahl, Casey Sievert and Mackenzie Woodyard. The quartet’s time was 4:23.4.
Sievert also finished behind Kirchner in the 400 dash with her time of 65.37 seconds. Dahl finished second in the 800-meter run in 2:39.
Two other ELC relays took second.
The 4×800-meter relay team of Dahl, Alyssa Ayers, Woodyard and Ashley Stinar clocked in at 10:53.
ELC coach Tina Burton said Stinar’s 800 split was the first time she had run an 800. Stinar took the place Brooke Egeland, who sat saw limited action Tuesday.
“These girls aren’t afraid to try something new-they’re flexible,” said Burton.
The sprint medley quartet of Sadie Winter, Maggie McCauley, Kirchner and Sievert also placed second with a time of 1:59.
Burton said the shuttle hurdle relay team continues to improve its time. The quartet of Winter, Olivia Evans, Kimmie Williams and Ashley Weston finished third in 1:12.5.
Also third was the distance medley team of Kirchner, Molly Wittmer, Sievert and Woodyard in 4:42. Morgan Schichtl was third in the shot put with a throw of 33 feet, 5 1/4 inches.
Winter placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.92 while Weston was fifth in 17:15.
Stinar placed fifth in the 400-meter low hurdles in 1:07.98.
While not scoring points, Kyleigh Watkins through a personal best in the discus of 100 feet, 2 inches, which put her seventh.
Rounding out the team scoring, Emmetsburg was fourth with 77.5 points followed by Martin County West with 63, Okoboji with 55 and Sibley-Ocheyedan with 24.
ELC is back in action Thursday at Emmetsburg.