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Sanchez continues to shine for ELC

By Staff | May 4, 2011

STORM LAKE – Estherville Lincoln Central’s Miguel Sanchez continues to get better with each meet and Tuesday’s races at the Storm Lake Invitational were no different.

Sanchez ran a career best time in the 1600-meter run as he placed second in 4 minutes, 40.92 seconds. He also opened the 4×800-meter relay with a career-best split of 2:2.5. The team of Sanchez, Alex Bloomquist, Lee Bates and Tyler Swanson finished fifth overall in 8:50.

Also showing improvement was thrower Gable Bonner. He threw a career best 45 feet, 8 inches to placed third in the shot put and also had his best throw ever in the discus with a toss of 126 feet, 5 inches. That placed him fifth.

“It was another outstanding meet for Miguel with two career-bests,” said ELC coach Dick Barrett. “I’m also happy with Gable Bonner’s progress and he managed to score points in both throwing events.”

While senior Riley Curry also had his best throw in the shot put, 44 feet, 1/2 inches, it didn’t earn him any points as he placed seventh.

ELC had two relays place third. The 4×200-meter team of Ty Wilson, Andreas Blanco, Ryan Vos and Marcus Christensen finished in 1:37.4. Wilson, Vos, Christensen and Bloomquist ran the medley relay in 3:49.3

ELC’s 4×400-meter relay team of Vos, Wilson, Christensen an Bloomquist placed fifth in 3:42.

The shuttle hurdle relay team of Blake Gjerde, Anthony Segura, Oscar Ramirez and Spenser Diekman placed sixth in 1:14.78. Diekman placed sixth in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches. Also, Tyler Shryock placed sixth in the 400-meter dash in 60 seconds.

ELC is back in action in Spencer on Thursday.