Battling for a trip to state
CHEROKEE – An hour and a half lightning delay slowed the action at the Class 2A District Track Meet in Cherokee on Thursday.
Estherville Lincoln Central coaches provided updates as best they could.
Check out Saturday’s Daily News to for complete results and to find out who qualified for the upcoming state track meet, May 19-21.
As of 9 p.m. Thursday, Emily Kirchner had earned a return trip to the state meet in the 400-meter dash. She won the event in 60 seconds even, unofficially. Casey Sievert finished right behind in 61 seconds and may also have an opportunity to return to state in the event.
The ELC 4×800-meter relay team of Macy Dahl, Brianna Enerson, Sievert and Mackenzie Woodyard ran their best time of the season, 10:01, to place second. The quartet’s time could be good enough to send them to state.
ELC’s shuttle hurdle relay team also ran its best of the season, finishing in 1:10.45. That quartet includes Sadie Winter, Irlanda Cabrales, Megan Karels and Ashley Weston. Whether that time stacks up well with the rest of the state remains to be seen.
The first place winner of each event in each district automatically qualifies for the state meet. The next top 16 times or distances complete the state-qualifying list.
Along those lines, Morgan Schichtl finished third with her throw of 34 feet, 5 inches in the shot put.
Karels placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 11 inches. Winter placed fifth with a leap of 14 feet, 9 inches.
Weston finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.34 seconds.