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Farmington runner Maricia Pacheco sprints toward the finish line during a 20th-place showing at the Missota Conference Championships.

Girls cross country: Pacheco, Opsal set the pace

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Even with a good showing, there's not much room for Farmington to move up when facing the talented competition in the Missota Conference.


Tenth-ranked Chanhassen needed a sixth-runner tiebreaker to beat Shakopee in the team race and No. 1-ranked Maria Hauger of Shakopee led a strong individual field while the Tigers, who turned in some of their best times of the season, had to settle for a sixth-place finish at New Prague Golf Course.

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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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