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Girls track: Tigers just miss title at relay meet

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Girls track: Tigers just miss title at relay meet
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Three points separated Farmington from a team title last Tuesday at the Missota Conference Relays in Chaska.

The Tigers won seven events and scored 178 points, just three off the pace of first-place Chanhassen's 181. Third-place New Prague was well off the pace of the top two teams with 137 points.

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"The ladies performed very well," Farmington coach Tom Hart said. "We needed a few more points and we could have come out on top. It definitely shows us that we have potential to do well at the conference meet."

Izzie Ferm was part of three of those top finishes. Individually, she captured gold in the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 6 1/2 inches. Teammate Destiny Schmitz was just over a foot back in fourth place.

Ferm also ran legs on a pair of first-place relays. She joined Megan Graham, Morgan Cecchettini and Alicia Hett in the 1,600 sprint medley and Graham, Hett and Maria Kiminski in the 4x400 relay.

Nadia Lorencz and Aly Grebner each tallied a pair of first-place finishes. Lorencz tied for first in the pole vault and won the long jump by nearly a foot, and Grebner won the shot put and joined Ashley Ellefson, Kelsey Lindell and April Morris for a winning effort in the throwers' 4x100 relay.

Grebner added a third-place spin in the discus and finished in a three-way tie for third with Lindell and Schmitz as all three cleared 4-10.

Schmitz joined Lorencz, Jordan Walls and Kathryn Beckett for a second-place showing in the shuttle hurdle relay. Also placing second for the Tigers were Kiminski in the 300 hurdles and the 4x200 foursome of Racquel Beckett, Courtney Johnston, Cecchettini and Record.

Record, Johnston, Jennifer Miller and Kelli Elmer were third in the 800 sprint medley and Elmer, Miller, Record and Nicole Doran were fourth in the 4x100.

Other top-10 finishes came from Cecchettini in the long jump (sixth), Walls in the pole vault (seventh), Maricia Pacheco in the 1,600 (eighth) and Elizabeth Welter in the long jump (ninth).

Tigers 2nd at Shakopee

Team results: Chanhassen, 97.5; Farmington, 78; Shakopee, 39.5; Chaska, 4.

Individual results: 4x800: 1. Farmington, 10:43; 100 hurdles: 1. Rachel Kiminski, 18.89; 100: 1. Cecchettini, 13.75; 4x200: 1. Farmington, 1:58; 4x100: 1. Farmington, 54.45; 300 hurdles: 1. Leah Kiage, 55.45; 4x400: 1. Farmington, 4:41; Long jump: 1. Miller, 13-8; Discus: 1. Elmer, 68-11; Shot put: 1. April Morris, 24-1.75.

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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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