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Farmington freshman Destiny Schmitz clears the bar in the long jump during last Tuesday's track and field meet at Tiger Stadium.

Girls track and field: Sabers edge Tigers, 75-71

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Girls track and field: Sabers edge Tigers, 75-71
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Missota Conference rival Shakopee nipped Farmington 75-71 to win the two-team girls race at the season-opening Farmington Co-Ed Meet last Tuesday at Tiger Stadium.


Returning all-stater Nadia Lorencz and Maria Kiminski won two events apiece as the Tigers claimed titles in half of the meet's 18 events.

Lorencz, the Class 2A state runner-up in the 100 hurdles and long jump last spring, breezed to first-place finishes in both events. She won the hurdles by over two seconds in 15.21 and out-distanced second-place teammate Izzie Ferm by nearly a foot in the long jump with a leap of 16-5.

Kiminski won the 400 by over 10 seconds in a time of 1:02.11 and cleared 4-10 to claim the high jump.

All-state hurdler Alyssa Parco was part of three first-place finishes. She pulled away for a four-second margin of victory in the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.43 and ran legs of the winning 4x200 and 4x400 relays. Ferm, Courtney Johnston and Melanie Brothers rounded out the 4x200 and Johnston, Ferm and Alicia Hett completed the 4x400.

Hett, a freshman, also won the 1,600 in a time of 5:56.86, and eighth-grader Jennifer Miller came away with the 200 in 28.82. Hett added second-place finish in the 800 and Miller was runner-up in the 100.

Other second-place performances were turned in by Abby Haugen in the pole vault, Alexis Johnson in the 1,600, Aly Grebner in the discus and the 4x100 and 4x800 relays.

The Tigers compete again this afternoon at the New Prague Invitational.

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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