EAGLE GROVE - The Estherville Lincoln Central/Armstrong-Ringsted Girls Track Team finished fifth at the Eagle Grove Invitational on Tuesday.
McKenzie Woodyard led ELCAR with a 19th-place finish in 17:04 followed by Mach Dahl in 23rd in 17:28, Brianna Enerson in 24th in 17:29, Heather Natterstad in 28th in 17:37 and Rachel Bates in 30th in 17:48.
Also running, Julie Jacobsin finished 56th in 19:24 and Paige Taylor placed 58th in 19:28.
ELCAR’s Heather Natterstad and Rachel Bates pack close together at the Eagle Grove Invitational on Tuesday.
"We continue to pack well," said ELCAR coach Tina Burton. "We just need to get a couple runners in the top 10 or 15. We still have work to do."
Spencer won with 63 points followed by Algona with 83, Gilbert with 99, Garner-Hayfield with 110, ELCAR with 124, Clear Lake with 130, South Hardin with 161, Humboldt with 178, St. Edmond with 203 and Clarion-Goldfield with 269.
The ELC boys placed ninth overall.
Gilbert won followed by Garner-Hayfield, St. Edmond, Algona, Clear Lake, Spencer, Humboldt, South Hardin and ELC.
"The boys had a great start and held it longer," said Burton. "They're still getting stronger.
Lee Christensen paced ELC placing 33rd in 18:13 followed by Nic Peters in 38th in 18:27, Zain Dostal in 40th in 18:36, Martin Christensen in 55th in 19:33, Kelly Clabaugh in 60th in 20:47 and Adam Reiter in 61st in 20:54.
The ELCAR Junior Varsity Girls finished with 82 points. Other team scores were unavailable.
Coral Franklin led the JV placing second in 18:52.
"The JV girls had an awesome start and battled well," said Burton. Coral finished strong."
Taylor Karels placed 14th in 19:50 while Colleen Humble placed 16th in 19:57, Emily Jorgenson placed 23rd in 20:29 and Claire Christensen placed 28th in 20:48.
Also, Kristain Peterson placed 32nd in 20:54, Emilee Olson placed 48th in2 2:04, Maddie More placed 50th in 22:33, MariaJose Rodriguez placed 61st in 24:39 and Emily Slaughter placed 63rd in 25:54.
The cross country teams travel to the Lakes Conference Meet in Storm Lake next Tuesday.