by Bruce Strand, Sports editor
Elk River’s string of four straight section true team championships in girls track was snapped by Anoka on Tuesday but the Elks finished a strong second on their home track.
“We had a very good meet. The girls did as well as they could,” said coach Brenda Holmgren. “Molli Detloff and our shot and disc girls all scored very well. Rachel Ness had an awesome meet. Our throws and our distance runners are our bread and butter. I was also very impressed by our 4-by-100 relay.”
Anoka outscored the Elks 876 to 816, followed by Coon Rapids 740, Maple Grove 716, Champlin Park 711.5, Andover 662, Osseo 526, Rogers 518, and Park Center 436.5.
Detloff won shot put and discus while Ness took the 800 and 1600.A Also placing first were the 4-by-100 quartet and pole vaulter Marissa Van Tassel.
Anoka dethroned the Elks by scoring steadily across the board as their only firsts came from Ky’eric Baynes in triple jump (43-2 3/4) and Miranda Phipps in high jump (5-4).
Detloff won shot with 38-7 and disc with 135-11. The Elks had three of the top five in shot with Sidney Wentland second (35-4) and Abi Scheid fifth (33-7). They had three of the top six in disc with Wentland fifth (98-8) and Sophia Zabee sixth (98-1).
The Elks also had a trio placing high in both the 800 and 1600.
Ness, a sophomore, won the 1600 in 5:31.13 with seventh-grader Annika Carr second (5:33.02) and freshman Kennedy Warner fifth (5:36.82). Ness won the 800 in 2:23.44 with Warner fourth (2:28.85) and Carr sixth (2:30.35).
VanTassel, a sophomore. won pole vault with 8-6, and Krista Kovar was seventh (7-6).
The Elk quartet of Hannah Van Eps, Lauren Ives, Ava Kramer, and Shane Schoenfelder won the 4-by-100 in 51.59, without using their fastest runner, Deltoff. In other relays, the Elks placed fourth in the 4-by-800, fifth in the 4-by-200, and seventh in the 4-by-400.
In the 100 hurdles, Rebecca Sultany was fourth (17.54) with Lauren Ives sixth (17-60). In the 300, Jill Vorlicek led them placing 13th.
In the 100 dash, Detloff was fourth (13.38) and Hannah VanEps 10th. Kari Radke led with eighth place in the 3200 (12:23). In both the 200 and 400, their top place was 13th, by Shayne Scheonfelder and Courtney Madden, respectably.
Stephanie Hanowski led the Elks with seventh in long jump (14-10) and 12th in the triple (31-7 1/2). Danielle Lachmiller led in high jump, ninth with 4-6.