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ELC girls shake off rust at Early Bird

By Staff | Apr 5, 2017

ELC’s Morgan White and Karley Hanson finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 400-meter dash at Emmetsburg on Tuesday. Photo by Mistie Wilson

EMMETSBURG – The Estherville Lincoln Central girls ran their first outdoor track meet of the year at Emmetsburg on Tuesday.

“We’re happy to have our first outdoor meet out of the way,” said ELC coach Tina Burton. “The girls hadn’t competed in two weeks so it was nice to see how they stacked up against the competition. We have some girls who are more willing to try something out of their comfort zone this year, which helps. They’ve made some goals and have been practicing hard. Seeing their times and splits in this venue is always a great indicator as to where they are at and what we need to work on next.

“Our upper classmen show great improvement from last year. Mentally, they know where they should be physically,” the coach continued. “They remember their distances and times from last year and have high expectations to beat those times. I had to remind them this is just the beginning of the season.”

ELC’s top finish of the night came in the 4×100-meter dash as the quartet of Bailey Spiegeler, Ieshia Klein, Natalie Lausen and Lena McCoy placed second in 54.84 seconds.

ELC’s top individual finishes came in the 400-meter dash as Morgan White placed third in 1:10.10 and Karley Hanson placed fourth in 1:10.13. Also Domanique Richardson placed third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:15.74.

“We also have a great group of freshmen girls who are going to be able to offer a lot to the team if they stay focused and willing,” said Burton. “They don’t even know what they have to give and are very competitive. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season with all these ladies.

“Our field events show improvement as well,” the coach said. “Our throwers started off the season with where they left off last season so that is also very promising.”

ELC travels to Cherokee on Friday.

Emmetsburg Early Bird Meet

ELC results

100-meter dash 5, Natalie Lausen 14.09

200-meter dash 6, Morgan White 29.24

400-meter dash 3, White 1:10.10; 4, Karley Hanson 1:10.13

1500-meter run 4, Laura Humble 6:23.67

400-meter hurdles 3, Domanique Richardson 1:15.74

Discus 6, Faith Lutat 90’11”

Long jump 5, White 14’10”

4×100-meter relay 2, (Bailey Spiegeler, Ieshia Klein, Natalie Lausen, Lena McCoy) 54.84

4×200-meter relay 4, (Lausen, Riley Christoffer, Kylie Quastad, Hannah Olson) 1:59

4×400-meter relay 4, (White, Hanson, Quastad, Olson) 4:41.69

4×800-meter relay 3, (Quastad, Madi Burton, Christoffer, Olson), 12:25.12

Shuttle hurdle relay 3, (Emma Stevens, Humble, Ember Bechtel, Brooke Vermeys) 1:@4.24

Sprint medley 4, (Lausen, Klein, Spiegeler, Hanson) 2:00.96