Eskomos track and field win 7A True TeamOver the past three years, Tim Lindquist and his Esko girls track and field team have won the Section 7A True Team meet in dominating fashion. On Thursday, they made it four.
By: Tyler Korby, Pine Journal
Over the past three years, Tim Lindquist and his Esko girls track and field team have won the Section 7A True Team meet in dominating fashion.
On Thursday, they made it four.
With speedy runners, strong fielders and almost unbeatable relay teams, the Eskomos scored an unheard of 594 points en route to advancing to state – yet again.
“I didn’t expect that,” said Lindquist of his team’s near 600-point performance in Holdingford, Minn. “The points were adding up pretty quick. The girls really performed well.”
Esko won all four relay races and crowned half a dozen individual winners. No squad got within 165 points of the four-time champs.
“It really showed how deep our team is,” continued Lindquist. “Everyone who participated contributed points. I was pleased with their efforts.”
The girls were happy as well.
“They were pretty excited,” said Lindquist. “We talk about this meet all the time, so they know this one is important to us.”
The Esko boys won as well, breezing their way to the boys title by scoring a stellar 476.5 points – 82 more than their nearest competitor.
The win advanced the Esko boys to state for the first time two seasons.
“We performed well and even had some personal bests for the season,” said boys coach Gary Beaudot. “They really handled the pressure of a tournament-like atmosphere.”
Esko won three of the four relays, including the 400-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter events, while they captured five individual titles on the afternoon.
“It was just a real solid performance for us as a team,” continued Beaudot. “We have a quality group of kids, and they’re pretty excited for state.”
The state True Team will take place in Stillwater, Minn. on May 22 and will include nine teams on the girls side and nine on the boys.
“The kids are looking forward to getting down there,” said Beaudot. “We’re looking to be quite competitive and it’ll be a good opportunity for us to compete against some schools that we don’t usually get to see.”
Lindquist agreed, even though they’re quite familiar with Stillwater.
“They know who we are down there,” he said. “But however it goes it will definitely be a fun time. We’re looking forward to doing our best. And with the boys coming down this year too, that makes it really neat.”