Haskins pulls off sweep in 35th annual 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.