Track: Elk girls first, boys third in six-team indoor meet to open season

Elk River girls track won a six-team indoor meet Friday in the opening event of the Elks spring sports season.

“We scored very well in just about every event,” said coach Brenda Holmgren. “Our shot and disc will be really strong this year, along with our distance runners.”

The Elks scored 116, Armstrong 96, Hopkins 94, North Branch 78, Cretin-Derham Hall 74 and Minnehaha Academy 12 in a meet at the University of Minnesota, hosted by Armstrong.

Molli Detloff won shot put with 39-8 1/2, with Sidney Wentland second (37-6 1/2) and Abi Scheid fourth (33-9 3/4).

“Molli was in mid-season form,” said Holmgren about last year’s team MVP, “and Sidney and Abi have been coming on like gangbusters.”

Rachel Ness won the 1600 in 5:28.85 with seventh-grader Annika Carr third (5:37.9) and Kennedi Warner fourth (5:39.4).

Other good events were the 200 dash with Bridget Brown second and Lauren Ives fourth, the 60 hurdles with Ives second, and triple jump with Wentland second and Gina Honek third.

Elk boys third

The Elk boys, with junior Jacob Buhl placing high in three events, finished third among six teams.
Buhl won the 60 dash (7.28), took second in long jump (19-4) and third in triple jump (39-9).

Elk sophomore Lucas Trapp won the 1600 with 4:33.76, beating a Cretin-Derham Hall runner who took sixth at state last year.

The Elks other first came from Breck Hickman, Jeremy Hanson, Nolan Goebel and Tyler Hudson in the 4-by-800 with 9:07.1.

Hopkins scored 156, Minnehaha Academy 68, Elk River 64, Armstrong 63, CDH 58 and North Branch 53.