Girls track: 4x400, long jump lead conferenceVictories in the 4x400-meter relay and the long jump led Farmington to a fifth-place finish at the Missota Conference Relay Meet last Tuesday in Shakopee.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Victories in the 4x400-meter relay and the long jump led Farmington to a fifth-place finish at the Missota Conference Relay Meet last Tuesday in Shakopee.
Alyssa Parco and Erin Hickey were part of both gold medal-winning performances, first teaming up with school-record holder Nadia Lorencz for a combined distance of 47 feet, 4 3/4 inches to win the long jump by nearly four feet. Parco and Hickey then joined teammates Izzie Ferm and Maria Kiminski for a time of 4:04.43 that left runner-up Shakopee 3 1/2 seconds back.
The Tigers scored second-place finishes in three other events — the triple jump, the sprint medley relay and the 300 hurdle relay.
Lorencz and Hickey joined Jordan Bridges for a combined distance of 95 feet in the triple jump. In the sprint medley, Ferm, Hickey and Kiminski joined Mary Cline for a time runner-up time of 4:21.05, and Parco, Jessica Arey, Kassy Seegert and Kathryn Beckett reached the finish line in 3:31.1 in the 300 hurdle relay.
Arey, Beckett, Parco and Lorencz also teamed up for a third-place finish in the shuttle hurdle relay. The Tigers’ other third-place effort came in the pole vault, where Lorencz, Kiminski and Kelsey Lindell combined to clear 22 feet.
New Prague won the meet, outscoring runner-up Chanhassen, 185-152. Host Shakopee was third with 147 points, followed by Northfield (140), Farmington (127), Red Wing (105), Chaska (88) and Holy Angels (73). The Tigers’ top seven events combined to score 91 points, while their other nine events scored a total of 36 points.