ELC competes at BV twice during week
STORM LAKE – The Estherville Lincoln Central girls returned to Storm Lake for the Buena Vista High School Elite Indoor Meet after competing at that venue just three days earlier.
ELC assistant coach Robert Bosma said times improved for most of the team members.
“A lot of girls set goals and met them,” he said. “We had a good meet overall.”
While ELC only had one placing on the night, several other events showed promise.
Caitlyn Clayton finished third in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 11 inches.
Bosma also highlighted the distance medley relay team of Briseide Segura, Taylor Greig, Megan Jensen and Brianna Enerson, who stepped up their efforts to finish in 4 minutes, 54 seconds.
He also said the shuttle hurdle relay team of Jensen, Coral Franklin, Greig and Rachel Bates did well in their event as they finished the 4×55-meter event in 45 seconds.
ELC opens the outdoor season at the Emmetsburg Early Bird Meet on Tuesday, April 1.
Jorgenson, Clayton win for Midgets
STORM LAKE – The Estherville Lincoln Central girls saw their first action of the 2014 track and field season at the Lakes Conference Indoor Meet on Tuesday.
While no team scores were kept, ELC ended up with a pair of first place finishes.
Senior Alicia Jorgenson won the 200-meter dash in 28.76 seconds and Caitlyn Clayton won the shot put with a throw of 38 feet, 11 /34 inches.
Megan Jensen also ran a strong race in the 60-meter hurdles finishing third in 10:57 seconds.
Teams were more than just two competitors in many events. In the 8000-meter run, Spencer held the top four places, but ELC’s Rachel Bates finished fifth in 2:47.59 while Hallie Jensen finished sixth in 2:51.31. Also, Caressa Franklin was 10th in 2:57.13.
A similar situation occurred in the 1500-meter run as Spirit Lake Park and Spencer dominated the first seven spots with ELC senior Brianna Enerson finished eighth in 5:57.21.
In the 4×55-meter shuttle hurdle race, ELC finished sixth in 50.44 seconds. That foursome included Jensen, Jordan Phillips, Taylor Greig and Cayley Fehr. ELC’s ‘B’ team in the race finished seventh in 51.14. That group included Rachel Bates, Coral Franklin, Yolanda Castillo and Bridget Finley.
Also Hallie Jensen finished ninth in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 4 inches.