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ELC girls run at Lakes Indoor meet

By Staff | Mar 23, 2011

While the Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Track Team has only been at full strength for a week, Coach Tina Burton was very pleased with how her team ran at the Lakes Conference Indoor Meet at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake on Tuesday.

“We gave the basketball girls a week off so they’ve only practiced a week,” said Burton. “But overall I’m very happy with how the team ran. The underclassmen were a pleasant surprise. They ran well and stood out as teammates. The upperclassmen also were ready to battle.”

Official results from the meet weren’t available, but Burton highlighted some of the athletes’ performances.

Sadie Winter competed in the long jump and finished with a leap of 14 feet, 8 inches.

“Sadie was a state qualifier last year and she didn’t do as well as she wanted,” said Burton. “She’s been jumping better in practice.”

Burton said the indoor meet helps get the nerves out of the way. “It shows what we have to work on mentally,” she said.

Allie Sievert opened the season with a leap of 4 feet 10 inches in the high jump and Burton only expects her to get better.

Senior Morgan Schichtl threw 30 feet, 3 inches in her first outing in the shot put.

“Morgan knows what she needs to work on to get back to where she wants to be,” said Burton.

Burton said the shuttle hurdle relay team of Olivia Evans, Kimberlee Pouykham, Ashley Weston and Sadie Winter picked up where they left off from the previous season, Burton said. The quartet finished in 43.01 seconds.

“It was good to see how they progressed,” Burton said.

ELC’s 4×800-meter relay team qualified for state a year ago and has three members back from that foursome. Freshman Brianna Enerson joined the squad of Macy Dahl, Kenzie Woodyard and Casey Sievert. Burton said they ran well also.

Dahl had one of the best splits of the 4×800 of 2:34.

Another notable finish was Weston in the 550meter hurdles where she placed third in 9.79 seconds.

“The 4×400-meter relay team of Casey Sievert, Dahl, Woodyard and Emily Kirchner ran a time of 4:29.

Burton said the team has some 400 work to do.

ELC opens the outdoor season at Emmetsburg on Monday, April 4.