Girls track: Tigers fit in among the eliteFarmington’s best early-season performers fit right in among the other top performers from around the state at Friday’s Hamline Elite Meet in St. Paul.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Farmington’s best early-season performers fit right in among the other top performers from around the state at Friday’s Hamline Elite Meet in St. Paul.
The Tigers sent four events to the meet and all four finished in the top 10. Sophomore Nadia Lorencz accounted for two of the efforts, placing third in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump. Her triple jump of 35 feet, 7 inches, broke her own school record set two weeks ago at the Tiger Invite and her long jump of 17-10 was just short of her own school record.
Farmington’s best relay finish came in the 4x400, where Alyssa Parco, Erin Hickey, Izzie Ferm and Maria Kiminski placed fourth, combining for a time of 4:04.65 that was nearly nine seconds faster than their qualifying time.
In the 4x200 relay, Parco, Ferm, Hickey and Courtney Johnston turned in a ninth-place time of 1:49.18.
“The 4x200 did not have their best handoffs and was still close to their qualifying time,” Farmington coach Tom Hart said. “Friday night was a great night for the ladies.”
The Tigers had little time to rest before placing seventh out of 10 teams with 41 points at Saturday’s rainy Eden Prairie Invite.
The team’s lone victory came in the 400-meter dash where Maria Kiminski bested the field with a season-best time of 1:01.32. Parco followed with a second-place 48.70 clocking in the 300 hurdles and Hickey supplied the team’s top performance in the field events with a third-place triple jump of 31-7 3/4.
Ferm bounced back from Friday night’s meet to help the Tigers score points in three events. She ran a leg of the fourth-place 4x100 relay and went solo to place fifth in the 200 and sixth in the long jump.
Hannah Seitzinger added a personal-best time of 2:29 in placing seventh in the 800 and Parco crossed the finish line seventh in the 100.
“Saturday was a long, wet day for the kids, yet we still had a lot of good times and some personal records,” Hart said. “The team competed very hard and it was great seeing them perform against good competition.”
The Tigers continued their busy schedule with the Missota Relay Meet Tuesday at Shakopee. The team competes again next Tuesday at the Section 1AAA True Team Meet at Rochester Mayo High School.