Estherville Lincoln Central sophomore Caitlyn Clayton has qualified for the Drake Relays in the shot put for the second consecutive year.
Clayton's qualifying throw of 38 feet, 9 inches came on April 12 at Spencer. That throw ranks her 18th among high-school girls who qualified for the Relays this season.
Clayton finished 23rd at the Drake Relays in 2012 with a throw of 35 feet, 10 1/2 inches. Her qualifying throw was 3 feet further, 38 feet, 10 1/2 inches.
She placed ninth at the 2012 Class 2A State Track and Field Meet with a throw of 37 feet, 8 3/4 inches. She threw over 38 feet in competition twice in 2012.
The girls' high-school shot put competition begins at 8:30 a.m., this Friday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.