UP: Otters Ella Starzl competes in the long jump. She and the team will continue the Section 8AA track and field meet on June 4. 

The Fergus Falls Otters girls track and field team had day one of the 2022 Section 8AA track meet, in Detroit Lakes, on June 1. It was a preliminary night that also hosted finals for state qualification in the 3200-meter run, girls high jump, girls long jump and girls discus.

Ainsley Hansen set a section record in the high jump, clearing five feet six inches. She captured the high jump title and advanced to the state meet next weekend.

“The section brought a great field of competition with five girls clearing 5-2,” mentioned Otters coach Niki Welde. “Ainsley completed a perfectly clean record to take the section title and set the new meet record.”

Multiple gals set season records for Fergus Falls.

The second day of the section meet is being held on Saturday, in Alexandria, with finals being in the rest of the events.

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