DES MOINES — Jasey Anderson gave the Estherville Lincoln Central girls their medal at the 2021 Class 2A State Track and Field Meet last week.
The ELC freshman leapt 17 feet, 1.25 inches on her first attempt in the long jump and that held up for fifth-place overall. Anderson set the school record during the regular season and then bettered that with a career-best jump of 17 feet, 10 inches at the state-qualifying meet in Manson.
This year’s 2A state winner was Hudson’s Kylee Salle, who won with a jump of 17 feet, 11.75 inches.
“It was an honor to be jumping against the best of 2A,” said Anderson. “It was exciting to place fifth at state. It was definitely an experience to remember. I hope to learn from this experience and get back there next year. I had such a fun time.”
Anderson anchored three other relays.
ELC’s next best finish came in the sprint medley on Saturday morning. The quartet of Jordyn Moore, Tatum Dunlavy, Jordyn Stokes, and Anderson placed 11th in 1:53.12. Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central won the event in 1:47.86.
The ELC 4x200-meter relay team of Moore, Dunlavy, Stokes, and Brei Christoffer placed 14th in 1:50.22. Dike-New Hartford won the event in 1:44.21.
ELC’s 4x400-meter relay team of Dunlavy, Stokes, Moore, and Anderson placed 23rd in 4:19.36.
The same quartet with Moore, Dunlavy, Stokes, and Anderson, placed 23rd in the distance medley in 4:32.32.
In her second appearance in the Class 2A State discus, senior Kendyl Ruschy placed 22nd with a throw of 101 feet, 10 inches.
Jordyn Moore is the lone senior of the relay personnel. She was part of three school-recording setting relays in 2019—the 4x100, the 4x200, and the sprint medley.
Senior Adrienne Rosfjord was an alternate for the three relays.
Stokes is a sophomore and Dunlavy and Anderson are both freshmen.
“Girls State Track meet was an awesome experience for these girls,” said ELC coach JR Nitchals. “I really appreciate the leadership from our seniors that attended the state meet this past weekend. Kendyl Ruschy, Adrienne Rosfjord, Jordyn Moore, those girls go above and beyond for the track program. It’s very much appreciated and they will be missed by all. We are also going to miss assistant coach Bryson McCabe as he is taking on a job next year at Spirit Lake he has done an awesome job for this program as well and he is going to be greatly missed.
“We are young team but we are going to miss the leadership we had from our seniors,” Nitchals continued. “We will have some big shoes to fill the following season.”