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More fun on the blue track

By Staff | May 22, 2010

Casey Sievert

DES MOINES – The freshman foursome of McKenzie Woodyard, Emily Kirchner, Macy Dahl and Casey Sievert made the only appearance for Estherville Lincoln Central at day two of the 2010 State Track and Field Meet on Friday, running in the 4×400-meter relay.

The Midgettes failed to match their time at districts where they were named champion with a time of 4 minutes, 15 seconds, but they weren’t far off as they finished in 4:16.88. They placed 23rd overall.

McKenzie Woodyard ran the first leg of the race and before the race began, she knew she had to lay it all on the line.

“I knew this was our last of the season, so we just had to put it all on the track,” Woodyard said. “I thought I started off really strong but I kind of slowed down in the back stretch but I think I made up the time coming in.”

After taking the hand off from Woodyard, all-conference performer Emily Kirchner had just one thing on her mind. “I gotta get Macy a lead,” she said.

Emily Kirchner and McKenzie Woodyard

Kirchner battled and stuck with the pack for most of her leg of the race before handing off to Macy Dahl who gave it everything she had.

“I think I did well,” Dahl said. “I tried my hardest. You can’t really do much more.”

Casey Sievert ran the final leg of the race and did well in the anchor role, but just didn’t have enough to catch up to the pack.

This may have been the end of the meet for this talented group, but it sure isn’t the last you’ll hear of them. Just thinking of the possibilities over the next three years has the group chomping at the bit to get back out on the track.

“It’s really exciting that we have three more years left to try to get back down here and improve,” said Sievert.

Macy Dahl

ELC’s final event of the 2010 State Track Meet is the girls Class 2A sprint medley at 9 a.m. today. That quartet is Sadie Winter, Maggie McCauley, Molly Wittmer and Kirchner.