SPIRIT LAKE - Although just four teams took part in the Sheryl Maahs Relays in Spirit Lake on Tuesday, the competition was just what the Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Track Team needed.
ELC coach Tina Burton said her athletes know who they have to beat in practice, but the competition is necessary so they know whom they have to chase on the other teams.
A pair of first-place finishes by Caitlyn Clayton in the throwing events paced the Midgets.
ELC’s Megan Jensen hands off to Jayden Ferrell in the sprint medley relay at the Sheryl Maahs Relays in Spirit Lake on Tuesday.
EDN photo by David Swartz
Clayton won the shot put with a throw of 38 feet, 4 3/4 inches. She won the discus with a throw of 99 feet, 8 inches.
Another highlight came in the 400-meter low hurdles as Rachel Bates took second in 1 minute, 18.12 seconds.
"A few girls slowed up before the finish line while Rachel powered through," said Burton. "She went from sixth to second in the last five meters."
The sprint medley relay also earned second place in 2:08.10 seconds. That foursome consisted of Briseide Segura, Payton Platt, Megan Jensen and Jayden Ferrell.
The shuttle hurdle relay team of Jensen, Platt, Hannah Newton and Bates finished in third in a season-best time of 1:17.37.
ELC's 4x400-meter relay team of Taylor Karels, Cydnie Jo Anderson, Colleen Humble and Emilee Olson finished third in 5:16.65.
Also third was the 4x800-meter relay team of Bates, Brianna Enerson, Humble and Anderson in 11:16.75.
Alicia Jorgenson finished fourth in the 200-meter dash in 28.53 seconds. Also fourth was the 4x200-meter relay team of Jorgenson, Brianna Enerson, Kayla Jensen and Ferrell in 2:02.32.
Maria Jose Rodriguez placed fifth in the 400-meter dash in 1:23.39. Anderson placed fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:52.76. Enerson took fifth in the 1500-meter run in 6:11.09. Jennifer Ingvall placed fifth in the 300-meter run in 15:53.74.
Overall, Algona won with 383 points followed by Spirit Lake Park with 151, Emmetsburg with 66 and ELC with 56.
ELC is scheduled to travel to Cherokee for the Lakes Conference meet on Thursday.