Two Midgettes named All-Conference
LE MARS – Two freshman led the way for the Estherville Lincoln Central girls track team at the Lakes Conference meet on Tuesday as Allie Sievert and Emily Kirchner were both named All-Conference for their efforts.
Sievert took second place in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches and Kirchner was named Lakes Conference Champion in the 400-meter dash with a time of 61.01 seconds.
“I’m very proud of Allie and Emily,” said ELC coach Tina Burton. “I’m proud of all of the girls for their effort tonight. The Lakes Conference is a tough conference with a lot of good teams and good runners. The girls went out to compete and they did very well.”
There were also several near misses as the Midgettes had three third place finishes.
Junior Morgan Schichtl took third in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 8 inches and the 4×400-meter relay team of McKenzie Woodyard, Kirchner, Macy Dahl and Casey Sievert missed out on second place by just a fraction of a second as their third place time of 4:16.85 was edged by Spencer with 4:16.60.
The distance medley team of Molly Wittmer, Olivia Evans, Dahl and Sievert also narrowly missed out on All-Conference honors with a third place finish of 4:34, despite having Sievert running the 800-meter on last second’s notice.
“Casey wasn’t originally supposed to run the 800,” said Burton. “She decided to jump in and help her team and that was awesome to see. She did an awesome job as well.”
Sadie Winter had two fourth place finishes in individual events with a jump of 15 feet, 5 inches in the long jump and a time of 17.44 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles.
The 4×800-meter relay team of Brooke Egeland, Dahl, Alyssa Ayers and Woodyard also placed fourth in 10:32.
The sprint medley team of Winter, Wittmer, Kirchner and Sievert placed sixth in 1:59.06.
LeMars won the meet with a score of 103.
They were followed by Storm Lake with 98, Spencer 97, Western Christian 85, Spirit Lake 82, Emmetsburg 53, ELC 49 and Cherokee 19.