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90 Relays and counting

By Staff | Apr 30, 2011

With coach Dick Barrett, left, giving encouragement from the sidelines, Ty Wilson hands off to Marcus Christensen in the 4x200-meter relay on Friday at the 90th Running the Estherville Relays. EDN photo by David Swartz

It ran a couple weeks later than scheduled, but the 90th Running of the Estherville Relays was finally held Friday evening.

Although there were a few sprinkles every now and then, temperatures remained above 50 degrees throughout the night.

Miguel Sanchez led ELC’s efforts. He won the 1600-meter run, anchored the winning medley relay and took second in the 3200-meter run.

“I thought the kids competed well on a windy night and running back-to-back meets,” said ELC coach Dick Barrett. “The medley relay is continuing to improve and Miguel ran well again tonight.”

Sanchez won the 1600 in 4 minutes, 47.30 seconds. The medley relay team consisted of Ty Wilson, Marcus Christensen, Alex Bloomquist and Sanchez as they finished in 3:56.03. Sanchez ran the 3200 in 4:57.30.

Miguel Sanchez

Barrett said prior to the 90th running of the Estherville Relays, billed as the oldest consecutive event of its kind west of the Mississippi River, he received a call from Estherville alum Kenny Hugg. Hugg, now 95, still is tied for the record in the 100, from his race in 1933.

“Kenny called to wish us good luck,” said Barrett.

Other ELC results are as follows:’

800-meter run – 4, Lee Bates, 2:18.63

400-meter hurdles 3, Spenser Diekman, 1:07.62

Ryan Vos hands off to Andreas Blanco in the final exchange of the 4x200-meter relay. EDN photo by David Swartz

Shot put – 3, Riley Curry, 43′ 10″; 4, Gable Bonner 43’10”

Discus – 5, Zach Wycoff,114’8″

4×100-meter relay 5, (Bryce Hansen, Billy Snyder, Evan Hansen, Andreas Blanco), 47.32

4×200-meter relay 4, (Ty Wilson, Marcus Christensen, Ryan Vos, Andreas Blanco), 1:38.57

4×400-meter relay 4, (Ryan Vos, Ty Wilson, Marcus Christensen, Alex Bloomquist), 3:50.43

4×800-meter relay 3, (Alex Bloomquist, Tyler Swanson, Lee Bates, Joe Clayton) 9:04.91

Class A Team Scores

1, Algona 142

2, Spencer 133

3, Sheldon 95

4, ELC 78

5. Storm Lake 68

6. Spirit Lake Park 36