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Haskins pulls off sweep in 35th annual Dew Run

Adam Lippold runs to second place at Saturday’s Dew Run.

Just over a month ago, Maple Grove native Zach Haskins was earning yet another All-American honor as a distance runner on the Bethel University track team.

As it turns out, his success against Division III competition translated pretty well to the Farmington Dew Run. Haskins pulled off a rare sweep of the 1- and 4-mile races at the 35th-annual event, winning the mile in 4:22.9, and then less than a half hour later claiming the four-miler in 20:42.

Haskins won the mile by 32 seconds over runner-up Tony Stellon of Drayton, N.D., and pulled away from Farmington High School track distance coach Adam Lippold in the final stretch to win the four-mile race by two seconds.

A total of 534 runners competed in the two races, with 336 completing the feature race and 198 participating in the mile run.

A pair of Farmington High School runners were the top local finishers in the four-mile run. Alex Hart, a member of the Tigers’ state-qualifying 4x800 relay team, clocked in at 23:56 to place fifth and state cross country and track qualifier Lauren Peterson was 12th overall in 26:25. Kayt Larson of Lakeville was the top women’s finisher in 26:19, and also bested the field in the mile with a time of 5:24.9.

Other Farmington runners in the top 25 were Justin Voth (15th, 26:34), Peyton Woller (20th, 26:50), Derek Cole (23rd, 27:13) and Reece Thelen (25th, 27:43).

Rosemount’s top finisher was Kevin Margarit, who placed 40th in 28:48. Close behind were Sydney Regalado (42nd) and Rich Mohrland (53rd).

Farmington graduate Tyler Lerbakken was the top Farmington finisher in the one-mile run with an eighth-place time of 5:15.9. Former teammates Hunter Sevenich (11th, 5:23) and Jeff Gutierrez (13th, 5:27) were close behind.

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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