Marit Elverum of Hopkins

Eighth-grader Marit Elverum of the Hopkins High girls track team shows her high-jumping prowess during the Section 7AAA True Team Meet in Waconia. (Sun Staff Photo by John Sherman)

Hopkins High’s girls track team scored almost 900 points in the Section 7AAA True Team Meet May 9 in Waconia, but 882 wasn’t good enough to earn a berth in this week’s State True Team Meet in Stillwater.

The Royals placed fifth in the True Team sectional standings behind the other four Lake Conference teams - Wayzata, Eden Prairie Minnetonka and Edina.

Lucy Avenson led the Royals in the open running events with a sixth place in the 400-meter dash. Alayna Contreras finished sixth in the 200. Moselle Punni finished ninth in the 100.

Hopkins placed third in the 4x400-meter relay and fourth in the 4x200.

Field events ended up as the strong suit for the Royal girls.

Ktyal Price high-jumped 5 feet, 2 inches to take second place in the section. Eighth-graders Marit Elverum and Taylor Woodson also long-jumped on May 9.

Price was also a medalist in the long jump, taking sixth place.

Hopkins pole-vaulter Ava Bur took ninth place.

Punni was just short of 35 feet for a fourth place in the triple jump.

Sarah Hoffman made a mighty contribution in the throws for the Royals with third places in the shot put and the discus.

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