The Farmington boys track team made the most of its two events at Friday night’s Hamline Elite Meet in St. Paul.
The 4x400 foursome of Tyler Lerbakken, Tommy Weigel, Justin Hyytinen and Tanner Grubb combined for a school-record time of 3 minutes, 25.17 seconds that was good enough for second place behind event champion Wayzata.
The Farmington boys 4x400 relay team came up just short of its goal of breaking the school record, but it was still a successful showing at the Class AA State Meet, according to head coach Brian Helmstetter.
Monday night was a promising one for the future of Farmington track and field.
The Farmington freshman boys team placed first and the girls team second at the Missota Conference Ninth-Grade Championships in Shakopee.
Twenty-six personal-best performances, including 14 that landed in the top 10, carried the Farmington boys track team to sixth place out of nine teams at last Tuesday’s Section 1AAA True Team section meet in Rochester.
Farmington senior Logan Hussung was one inch away from being a state champion in two events.
But it didn’t take him long to decide that being the state’s best discus thrower and the state’s second best shot putter wasn’t so bad.
There was an audible gasp from the crowd as Logan Hussung’s second preliminary shot put toss sailed high through the air at last Thursday’s Section 1AA Championships.
Seconds later, there was thunderous applause when the distance of the heave was announced on the loud speakers at Lakeville South High School’s track: “60 feet, six and one-half inches.”
Farmington’s boys track team looked fully-prepared for this week’s Missota Conference Championships as it posted 41 personal-best performances during the Dan Foley Classic last Thursday at Carleton College in Northfield.
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