EMMETSBURG -With the Lakes Conference meet just four days away, the Estherville Lincoln Central girls track team used Thursday’s meet in Emmetsburg as a warmup.
“The girls went in with a do-or-die attitude, because we know how important next week is,” said ELC coach Tina Burton.
Several personal records were set throughout the night whether in individual events or splits in relays.
ELC finished third overall with Spencer winning the meet with 131.5 points followed by Emmetsburg with 99 and ELC with 92.
Morgan Schichtl’s throw of 34 feet, 8 inches was good for first place in the shot put.
“We need to work on keeping her calm,” said Burton.
Emily Kirchner had the only other top finish as she won the 400-meter dash in 62.42 seconds. Casey Sievert finished third in 63.56 seconds.
In the high jump, Allie Sievert leaped 5 feet for the first time this season to place second. Teammate Olivia Evans placed third with a jump of 4 feet, 8 inches.
Casey Sievert took part in the 4×800-meter relay for the first time and ran a 2:29 split. She along with Macy Dahl, Alyssa Ayers and McKenzie Woodyard set a personal record for the season of 10:21 to place second.
“We hope to talk Casey into doing it again,” said Burton. She added that Western Christian, which won the 4×800, has one of the fastest times in the state in that event and ELC was competitive.
Placing third was the distance medley team of Molly Wittmer, Evans, Woodyard and Dahl with a time of 4:40. Also running their best time of the season was the 4×400-meter relay team of Dahl, Casey Sievert, Woodyard and Kirchner in 4:24.10.
Also placing third was Kyleigh Watkins in the discus with a throw of 91 feet, 4 inches.
The shuttle hurdle relay team continued to improve its time. The quartet of Sadie Winter, Evans, Kimmie Williams and Ashley Weston placed fourth in 1:11.74.
Winter placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 4 inches and fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles in 17.35.
Wittmer took fourth in the 200-meter dash in 29.52 seconds. Also fourth was the sprint medley relay team of Winter, Wittmer, Casey Sievert and Kirchner in 1:59.03.
Ashley Stinar was fourth in the 3,000-meter run in 13:57.38.