A pair of Farmington runners came away satisfied with their performance at their first career state meet Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Sophomore Justin Hyytinen placed 29th in a time of 16 minutes, 11 seconds on the hilly 5,000-meter course and junior teammate Maricia Pacheco placed 134th with a 4,000-meter time of 15:51.
Both the Farmington boys and girls cross country teams placed sixth and advanced an individual to the state meet at last Thursday’s Section 1AA Championships at rain-soaked Brooktree Golf Course in chilly Owatonna.
Both the Farmington boys and girls cross country teams finished in the middle of the pack in their final tune-up for championship season.
The girls placed fourth out of eight teams with 115 points and the boys fifth out of 11 teams at last Tuesday’s Shakopee Invitational at Memorial Park in Shakopee.
Both the Farmington boys and girls cross country teams came away from Saturday’s long trek north to Duluth with 10th-place finishes.
The Tiger boys placed 10th out of 29 teams with 303 points, while the girls were 10th out of 24 teams with 261 points at the Swain Invitational.
The Farmington girls cross country team once again moved up in the standings at Friday’s Applejack Invitational in Lakeville.
The Tigers brought in all five of their scoring runners in 17 minutes or better for the second straight meet as they placed 11th out of 21 teams with 345 points.
The Farmington girls cross country team made some big strides at Friday’s Faribault Invitation. The Tiger girls brought all seven varsity runners in under 17 minutes on the four-kilometer course at Alexander North Park as they improved from 15th to ninth out of 18 teams with 220 points.
Farmington geared up for this week’s Missota Conference Championships with an appearance at the Shakopee Invitational last Tuesday at Memorial Park.
Thanks to the finish of No. 6 runner Maricella Pacheco, the Tiger girls won the tiebreaker and the rights to fifth place in the 10-team field.
The Farmington boys cross country team finished 13th Friday in its first appearance at the Faribault Invitational, but the Tigers’ spread between their first and fifth runners was the best in the 17-team field.
The weather is cooler, the days are shorter and the Dakota County Fair has come and gone. Fall is on the way, and that means the start of a new sports season.
At Farmington High School, fall sports teams kicked off practices this week. Check out our gallery of photos from early action.
For the second year in a row, Farmington’s boys and girls cross country teams capped off their seasons with a trip to the Nike Nationals Heartland Regional Cross Country Championships held Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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