Anderson, Bartlett, Jankowski earn state track bids

Three Forest Lake track and field athletes punched tickets to state during the Section 7AA preliminary meet at Princeton on Wednesday.

Senior Sam Anderson qualified in the discus throw. She took third place, and only the top two finishers automatically advance, but her throw of 129-1 surpassed the state meet qualifying standard of 126-8.

Both other qualifiers came from the two-mile run. Junior Jacob Jankowski took second place in 9:47.92, while seventh-grader Allie Bartlett took second in 11:13.

The state meet will be held at Hamline University next Friday and Saturday. The section finals are set for this Saturday.