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Heinrichs, medley relay earn all-conference

Justin Heinrichs wins 400 hurdles; medley team places second

May 6, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

CHEROKEE - Five Estherville Lincoln Central male athletes earned all-conference at the Lakes Conference meet in Cherokee on Monday.

Justin Heinrichs ran the 400-meter hurdles in 57.32 seconds to win and be a conference champion in the event.

The medley relay team of Andres Blanco, Adam Reiter, Matt Burrell and Joe Heinrichs also earned all-conference honors with a second-place finish and season-best time of 3:45.89.

"Congratulations to the guys who made all-conference," said ELC coach Dick Barrett. "We also had three events which improved their times for the district placing."

ELC had several other events place fourth.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Zain Dostal, Justin Heinrichs, Tyler Swanson and Burrell ran the 4x400-meter relay in 3:37.3 to place fourth.

Dostal also finished fourth in the 400-meter dash in 53.69 seconds.

The 4x800-meter relay team of Joe Heinrichs, Blake Gjerde, Rod Fuller and Tyler Swanson placed fourth in 8:31.14 helped by a lead leg time of 2:03 for Heinrichs.

In the 1600-meter run, Fuller placed fifth in 4:49 and Le Christensen placed sixth in 4:57.

Christensen also placed sixth in the 3200-meter run in 10:51.34.

The 4x200-meter relay team of Derek Nieland, Burrell, Blanco and Reiter finished sixth in 1:35.67.

ELC travels to Emmetsburg for the Class 2A District Meet at 4 p.m., Thursday.



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