Swimming: Elks 3 swim entrants don’t advance

Elk River’s three entrants in the state Class AA swimming meet did not advance to the second day of competition during preliminaries on Friday evening at the University of Minnesota.

Spencer Hlavachek placed 22nd in the 50 freestyle with a personal-best 22.14 seconds and 21st in the 100 freestyle with 49.12 seconds in Friday’s preliminaries.

The Elks 200 freestyle relay of Hlavachek, Owen Musgjerd, Christopher Thorndahl and Nick Kopp was 19th with 1:29.86, which matched their school-record time at sectionals.

Elk diver Andrew Bronshteyn holds third place after the first two rounds Thursday. Finals for diving and swimming will be held Saturday evening in a session beginning 6 p.m.