Track: Elks’ Detloff wins discus as NWSC meet begins

While Molli Detloff picked up Elk River’s first gold medal at the two-day Northwest Suburban Conference track meet on Tuesday, an injury sustained by her sister Dani dampened the Elks chances to win a third straight title.

Molli Detloff,  a sophomore, repeated as discus champion with a heave of 130 feet, 3 inches at Coon Rapids. That’s well under the school record 142-5 she got at state true-team on Friday in Stillwater, but the throwers were dealing with a headwind.

Dani Detloff, senior sprinter and long jumper who’s been the Elks’ leading scorer for three years, hurt her hamstring during long jump.

“We pulled her out of the 200 (prelims), an she probably won’t run Thursday,” said coach Russ Gnan. The Elks would then hope she’s ready to go at sectionals starting next Wednesday.

Detloff placed fourth in long jump with 17-1 1/2. She was hurt on her third jump and missed the three finals jumps.

Normally she runs the 100, 200 and 4-by-100.

Kelly Edwards placed seventh (16-8 1/2) and Logan Daulton eighth (16-6) in long jump. Rachel Ness took fifth in the 3200 run with 11:38. Lindsey Madden placed sixth in the high jump with  4-10.


Three Elk boys place

In boys competition, Elk eighth-grader Lucas Trapp placed  fourth in the 3200 with 10:03 and freshman Mitchell Weege placed seventh in 10:10. Fanaka Ndege, a senior, was sixth in triple jump with 41-3.  In the other final, shot put, the Elks did not place.

The rest of the meet will be held Thursday starting 2:30 p.m.