The Farmington boys track team made huge strides at this year’s Section 1AAA True Team meet.
Sixth out of nine teams a year ago when they scored 584 points, the Tigers placed second with 828 points last Tuesday at Lakeville North.
Three points separated Farmington from a team title last Tuesday at the Missota Conference Relays in Chaska.
The Tigers won seven events and scored 178 points, just three off the pace of first-place Chanhassen’s 181.
The snow melted and the sun came out just long enough to get the Irish Girls Invitational track meet completed last Tuesday night at Irish Stadium.
Prior Lake won the meet with 165 1/2 points, followed by Eagan with 102 and third-place Rosemount with 66 1/2 points. Farmington was a close fourth with 58 1/2 points.
Records continued to fall for the Farmington boys and girls track teams at last Wednesday’s University of St. Thomas indoor meet.
The boys team set three indoor school records on the 200-meter Field House track in St. Paul.
Last Friday’s meet at Lakeville South was put together at the last minute, but the Farmington girls track team showed up well-prepared.
Shortly after last Thursday’s home meet was rained out, coach Tom Hart signed the team up for an impromptu triangular with South and Eagan.
Farmington picked the perfect time to run its best three races of the season.
Following Nadia Lorencz’s second-place finish in the long jump on Friday, the Tigers ran season-best times in all three of their races on Saturday to secure the school’s best team finish — a fourth-place total of 34 points — at the Class 2A State Meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Boys and girls track teams welcomed the opportunity to compete in warm, dry conditions last Thursday in preparation for today’s Missota Conference Championship, which Farmington will host for the first time at the new Tiger Stadium.
The True Team track and field meets reward the overall team depth of participants. While the season-ending championship meets are oriented to acknowledge the success of the top-tier athletes, the True Team meets score each individual athlete.
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