Elk River girls track

Elk River football coach Steve Hamilton added a second head coaching position this past week. He will take over the girls track team. “I was a head track coach (in Michigan) before I was a head football coach,” said Hamilton, who was a hurdler in high school. Hamilton says he coaching track because of the [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Russ Gnan, who made girls track one of the most vibrant programs at Elk River High School, resigned from his his head coach position last spring. In Gnan’s 18 seasons, 1995-2012, seven teams were section true-team champions, with two placing fourth and two more placing fifth at state true-team. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River girls track completed their hat trick of 2012 championships Saturday, marking the third straight year they’ve won conference, true-team section and the regular MSHSL sectional. The Elks edged Forest Lake 92 to 90 among 15 teams in Section 7AA at Princeton, by far their closest margin among [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A career of relentless, hard-earned success by Dani Detloff in track-and-field is coming to a close, and she’s  just hoping it won’t end on the sidelines. The Elk River sprinter and long jumper who’s led championship teams in points the last three years has missed conference and the first day [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It was up to Kelly Edwards and Molli Detloff to nail down the conference track championship for Elk River on Friday. Which made their coaches and teammates feel pretty good about the Elks’ chances. “They are both rock-solid individuals,” said coach Russ Gnan, after Edwards won the triple jump [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Even with their top scorer sidelined, the Elk River girls are close to capturing their third straight conference track championship. After 16 of 18 events, the other two delayed to Friday due to  rain Thursday, the Elks lead an extremely close Northwest Suburban race at Coon Rapids with 82.5 [...]

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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 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In their third straight year at the state true-team track meet, the Elk River girls were hoping to finish in the top half for the first time. The Elks couldn’t meet that goal but had some good performances in placing seventh among nine teams in Class 3A on Friday [...]

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