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Cross country: Hyytinen, Pacheco fare well in state meet debuts

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A pair of Farmington runners came away satisfied with their performance at their first career state meet Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield.


Sophomore Justin Hyytinen placed 29th in a time of 16 minutes, 11 seconds on the hilly 5,000-meter course and junior teammate Maricia Pacheco placed 134th with a 4,000-meter time of 15:51.

Hyytinen turned in his best time of the season as he just missed All-State honors and came in sixth out of all the sophomores in the field.

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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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