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ELC runners tested by back-to-back

By David Swartz - Managing Editor | Sep 16, 2020

Katelyn Myers works for position in front of a pair of North Union runners early in Monday’s race at Emmetsburg. Photo by David Swartz

STORM LAKE, EMMETSBURG — Estherville Lincoln Central cross country runners had a workout this week with back-to-back meets. The Midgets ran at Emmetsburg on Monday and then at Storm Lake on Tuesday.

The ELC girls finished fourth on Monday at Emmetsburg with five full teams competing. However, the Midgets were without their lead runner, Jasey Anderson, at Storm Lake, and finished 11th out of 11 teams.

The ELC boys placed sixth out of seven full teams on Monday and placed 11th out of 13 teams at Storm Lake on Tuesday.

On Monday, Anderson led ELC, placing ninth in 24 minutes, 8 seconds. Allison Young placed 21st in 25:47, Katelyn Myers placed 25th in 26:32, Emerson Blair placed 27th in 26:39, and Ava Matheson placed 37th in 28:35. Also, Maggie Domek placed 42nd in 29:26.

For the boys, Parker Duitsman led the way, finishing fourth in 19:45. Caleb Young placed 17th in 21:19, Will Martin placed 29th in 22:40, Jacob Knudson in 25:30, and Gary Gardner placed 53rd in 25:34.

On Tuesday, Young led ELC, placing 45th in 25:00 while Blair placed 55th 26:04, Domek placed 58th in 27:28, Matheson placed 70th in 28:00, and Myers placed 75th in 28:51.

Duitsman led the ELC boys with a 32nd place finish in 19:35.77 followed byYoung in 51st in 20:27. Martin placed 55th in 21:14.46, Knudson placed 70th in 22:34, and Gardner placed 82nd in 25:11.

In junior varsity races Monday, Caleb Lausen placed eighth, Isaac Reineke placed 20th, Matthew Valen placed 21st and Eli Ross placed 22nd. In the girls’ race, Lilly Anderson placed 20th.

On Tuesday, Lausen placed 43rd in 24:09.24, Reineke placed 82nd in 29;27.85, Valen placed 86th in 31:45, and Ross placed 88th in 37:32. Lilly Anderson placed 62nd in 40:18.

Storm Lake Invitational Team Scores

Girls Varsity: Harlan 38, Cherokee 85, MOC-Floyd Valley 87, Algona 118, Unity Christian 137, LeMars 173, Spirit Lake 200, Ridge View 210, Denison-Schleswig 212, Storm Lake 261, ELC 309

Boys Varsity: LeMars 38, MOC-Floyd Valley 50, Unity Christian 126, Storm Lake 152, Spirit Lake 158, Algona 161, Harlan 162, Fort Dodge 182, Cherokee 211, Denison-Schleswig 288, ELC 290, Ridge View 324, East Sac County 353.

Girls Varsity: St. Edmond 41, Emmetsburg 95, GHV 113, ELC 119, West Bend-Mallard 132

Boys Varsity: St. Edmond 39, GHV 73, Emmetsburg 122, North Union 123, Sibley-Ocheyedan 141, Bishop Garrigan 151, ELC 155, GTRA 205