Boys track and field: Tigers win Shakopee Invitational
The Farmington boys track team used seven first-place finishes to pile up the majority of its 96 points while winning the team title Friday at the five-team Shakopee Invitational.
Lakeville South was close behind with 87 points and the host Sabers were third with 83 points. The Tigers clinched the meet when the foursome of Nehemiah Rockett, Mason Gaylord, Devon Webb and Tanner Grubb cruised to a seven-second margin of victory in the 4x400. Farmington relays also placed second and fourth in the event.
Grubb led the Orange and Black with three first-place finishes. He teamed up with Jack Erickson, Caleb Bray and Ryan Parco to claim the 4x200 and went solo to finish first in the 400 in 50.9 seconds.Justin Hyytinen was a double winner, posting an eight-second margin of victory in the 800 (2:00.22) and an 18-second edge in the 1,600 (4:19.96). Freshman teammate Roberto Vazquez was fourth in 4:45.82.Rockett added a second first-place finish in the 300 hurdles (41.40) and Wyatt Ferm cleared 10-6 to win the pole vault.Second-place finishes went to Rockett in the 110 hurdles and the Tiger 4x800 relay. Finishing third were Gaylord in the triple jump, CJ Wynings in the discus and Mason Auge in both the 100 and 200.Godfrey Mpetey placed fourth in the discus and Parco came in fourth in the 400 and fifth in the long jump.Adam Dougherty added a fifth-place effort in the 400.The Tigers were back at Tiger Stadium Tuesday for a meet against Eagan, New Prague, Red Wing, Rosemount and Woodbury.