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ELC finishes run at State

May 22, 2019
David Swartz - Managing Editor ( , Estherville News

By David Swartz

Managing Editor


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DES MOINES - With three individuals competing in six events at this year's state track and field meet, the Estherville Lincoln Central Boys Track Team did have some solid performances. However, the Midgets were unable to come away with any medals.

ELC's top finish came in the shot put, as senior Brian Egeland's best throw of 48 feet, 4 1/2 inches placed him 12th among the 2A competitors on Thursday. Egeland's best toss during the regular season was 49 feet, 10 inches.

Noah Fenake of New Hampton had the winning put of 60 feet, 1/4 inch. Five other 2A participants threw more than 50 feet.

Egeland threw the discus on Friday and finished 18th overall with a throw of 124 feet, 7 inches.

"I thought Brian ended his senior season on a high note in qualifying for state in two throwing events," said ELC coach Dick Barrett. "He had an outstanding season."

New Hampton's Fenake won that event as well with a throw of 152 feet, 11 inches.

Meanwhile junior Jacob Jensen had a busy Thursday running in the 100, 200 and 400-meter preliminaries.

He started the day in the 200 and finished 14th overall in 23.33 seconds, a season-best time.

Later in the day, Jensen ran the 100 and finished 20th in 11.71 seconds.

While Jensen finished the day in what is usually his best event, the 400, the heat and the previous races may have affected his performance, as he finished 19th in 53.28 seconds. He had run 51.76 seconds during the regular season.

On Friday, sophomore Nick Leonard competed in his first state event, the 110-meter high hurdles.

Despite the wet conditions, Leonard turned in a career-best time of 16.05 seconds to place 17th. Leonard had entered with the slowest qualifying time.

"Jacob and Nick Leonard got some valuable experience at state," said Barrett. "They both ran well and I expect them to improve a great deal next year."



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