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Time to show it

By Staff | May 9, 2014

Above, Cody Davis hands off to Lee Christensen for the first exchange of Estherville Lincoln Central’s winning 4x800-meter relay. Find more photos at cu.esthervillenews.net. Photo by David Swartz

SPIRIT LAKE – Estherville Lincoln Central’s 4×800-meter relay team gave the Midgets a good start to Thursday’s Lake Conference Meet.

The quartet of Cody Davis, Rod Fuller, Lee Christensen and Joe Heinrichs shaved five seconds off their season-best time to win the event easily in 8 minutes, 23.07 seconds.

“I’m certainly happy with all four runners on the conference champion 4×800 team,” said ELC coach Dick Barrett.

Justin Heinrichs returned to the track after sitting out with an injury. He also had a very good day, winning the 400-meter low hurdles while breaking his school record time. He won the event in 55.86 seconds-15 hundredths better than his previous time of 56.01 seconds.

“To see him get all-conference and set the school record was gratifying to see,” said Barrett.

With all first and second place events earning all-conference, Joe Heinrich also earned an all-conference nod in the 800-meter run where he finished second in 2:03.08.

Overall, Barrett said his team competed well as the Midgets finished fifth with 59 points.

“Joe and Cody are both seniors and both ran three strong races,” the coach said. “We also got a strong performance from Nic Peters in the 3200-he ran his career-best by eight seconds.

“I also though Dan (Christensen) and Kyle (DeVary) continued to show progress in the opening of the medley relay,” said Barrett.

ELC results are listed below.

800-meter run: 2, Joe Heinrichs 2:03.08; 5, Nic Peters 2:13.i86

1600-meter run: 3, Joe Heinrichs 4:38.95; 5, Lee Christensen 4:48.54

3200-meter run: 4, Peters 10:33.69

400-meter hurdles: 1, Justin Heinrichs 55.86 seconds

4×100-meter relay: 6, ELC (Dan Christensen, Avery Hansen, Carsten Bosch, Trevor Shryock), 47.53 seconds

4×400-meter relay: 4, ELC (Cody Davis, Zain Dostal, Kyle DeVary, Justin Heinrichs) 3:40.59

4×800-meter relay: 1, ELC (Davis, Rod Fuller, Lee Christensen, Joe Heinrichs) 8:23.07

Medley Relay: 3, ELC (Dan Christensen, DeVary, Davis, Fuller) 3:47.73

Shot put: 3, Chase Bonner 47′ 3/4″