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Farmington senior Sam Hanson clears the bar during Saturday's Class 2A State high jump finals. Hanson finished 13th with a jump of 6 feet, 2 inches.

Boys track: Hanson takes 13th for Tigers in state high jump

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Sam Hanson's top two goals were accomplished before he even arrived at the Class 2A State Meet.

The senior had already set a new school record during the regular season with a high jump of 6 feet, 7 inches, and qualified for state. Once at Hamline University Saturday morning, however, Hanson focused his attention in on a new goal: clearing the bar at 6-4, which he figured would put him in the running for a top-eight finish and a spot on the podium.


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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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