Mollie Detloff earned a trip to the state meet with second place in the discus and the Elk River girls scored points in three other events on the first day of Section 7AAA Wednesday in Grand Rapids.
Detloff, a freshman, won silver with a 126-8 toss (her personal-best is a school record 132-4) to secure her first state trip. St. Francis’ defending state champion Maggie Ewen won with 165-7.
Detloff will compete in shot put when the meet resumes Saturday.
The Elks placed 3-4-5 in the long jump, with Logan Daulton going 16-10, Kelly Edwards 16-9 1/2, and Dani Detloff 16-0. The top two advance.
Kelli Loberg tied for fifth with a 4-10 high jump, and Nicole Thorndal placed fifth in discus with a 108-1 throw.
The Elk girls are second in team points with 28.5, trailing Andover (31.5).
Rachel Ness placed 10th in the 3200 finals with 12:05. The top eight score points.
Girls advancing to finals in prelims Wednesday were Alana Embury and Jenna Kivley in the 100, Abby McDonald in the 400 (personal-best 1:01.49), Anna Haugen in the 800, Lindsey Lowe in the 100 and 300 hurdles (with the second-best time, 48.27), and Jordyn Sohs in the 100 hurdles.
In boys finals Wednesday, Michael Graber placed fourth in the shot put with 48-11 1/4, Fanaka Ndege was sixth in triple jump with 40-2 1/2 and Dallas Erdahl placed seventh in the 3200 with 10:12.61
Boys advancing to finals in prelims Wednesday were Cory Chouinard in the 200, Ryan Trapp in the 800, Tim Peterson in the 110 high hurdles (with the second-best time, 15.65) and 300 hurdles, and Logan Grace in the 300 hurdles.