Eight Farmington Tiger Missota track records will stand forever
With the conclusion of last week’s Missota Conference Track and Field Championships, 17 Farmington athletes in eight events were ensured their conference records would never be broken.
On the boys side, Farmington’s 2007 4x200 relay will forever hold the soon-to-be disbanded league’s record with a time of 1 minute, 30.25 seconds. The relay was composed of Jordan Hauschild, Otimio Masso, Cody Eich and Joshua Jackson.
That same year, the Tiger 4x100 relay team of Hauschild, Masso, Jackson and Adam Sturm set the league mark with a time of 42.60.
The boys added a third Missota relay record last Thursday in Chanhassen. Justin Hyytinen, Devon Webb, Nehemiah Rockett and Ryan Parco combined on a time of 3:26.21 that broke the previous mark set by Northfield in 1985.
The Farmington boys will permanently hold one Missota individual record — and that one was passed from one Tiger to another at last week’s meet. 2005 graduate Ben Kampf owned the 3,200 record for nine years at 9:22.90 before Hyytinen clocked in at 9:18.61 Thursday in Chanhassen.
The Farmington girls will hold on to two individual records and two relay marks.
The Tigers set the 4x200 relay mark in 2010 when Alyssa Parco, Amy Kiminski, Maria Kiminski and Erin Hickey combined on a time of 1:43.28. Two years later, the 4x400 foursome of Parco, Izzie Ferm, Megan Graham and Alicia Hett clocked in at 3:58.37to set a new Missota record.
At the same meet, Parco set a third conference record, racing to a time of 44.65 seconds to win the 300 hurdles.
In 2011, future state champion Nadia Lorencz soared ahead of the rest of the field with a long jump of 18-7.