Elkhorn Valley state qualifiers

The Falcons had a strong showing at the Class C-5 district meet in Atkinson on Thursday, qualifying several athletes for next week's state meet.

Senior Hunter Bennett vaulted 12-5 to win the district championship in pole vault. Carter Werner cleared 6-1 — the automatic state-qualifying standard — to punch his ticket to state and earn third in the district. Kenzie Mosel captured district runner up in the 800 with a time of 2:31.46. 

The NSAA released the additional qualifiers for Class C on Friday and the girl's 4x800 relay was among the top five fastest times of the non-qualifiers, earning them a spot at state. Mosel, along with Carney Black, Kennedy Penne and Makenzie Mutum ran a 10:34.82 for third in the district.

Nate Decker's leap of 20-3.5 was enough to put him on the list of additional qualifiers as well.

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