Boys track: 4x400 closes out meet in styleDespite cold and rainy weather prevailing throughout much of the meet, Farmington was able to turn in 22 personal-best performances while placing sixth out of nine teams at Saturday’s Eden Prairie Invite.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Despite cold and rainy weather prevailing throughout much of the meet, Farmington was able to turn in 22 personal-best performances while placing sixth out of nine teams at Saturday’s Eden Prairie Invite.
The Tigers closed out the meet with their highest finish as the foursome of Jeff Hanson, Tyler Lerbakken, Tyler Grubb and Tanner Grubb combined on a second-place time of 3:34.03 in the 4x400-meter relay.
“The 4x400 relay sent us off feeling pretty good about where we are,” Farmington coach Brian Helmstetter said. “We are a young team and on top of that, I feel we are still in early-season form as we had some early injuries, so that along with weather hasn’t gotten us to run too many meets to get our times down.”
The Tigers’ highest individual finishes came in the field events where John Schimmel placed second in the discus (personal-best 126-2) and third in the shot put (45-6) and Zach Wyatt leaped to third in the high jump (5-10).
On the track, Tyler Grubb led the Tigers with a scoring double and a pair of personal records in the sprints. He finished sixth in the 100 in 11.6 and came back to take fourth in the 200 in 23.72.
Lerbakken and Tanner Grubb finished 6-7 in the 400 with each running personal-best times in the event.
Other field event place-winners were Dillon Pariseau in the discus (fifth, 110-1) and Justin Hett (sixth, 18-7) and Sam Hanson (seventh, 18-5) in the long jump . Hanson competed in the high jump the night before at the Hamline Elite Meet, but couldn’t move past 6 feet as he continued to nurse a sore hip flexor.