The Farmington girls track team sent five events to the Hamline Elite Meet Friday night in St. Paul and all five came away with top-10 finishes.
Defending state 110 hurdles champion Nadia Lorencz placed third in the event in 15.53 seconds and added a fourth-place long jump of 16 feet, 9 1/4 inches and a ninth-place triple jump of 33 feet, 8 1/2 inches.
Before last weekend, no Farmington girl had ever won a state track and field championship.
That changed Friday morning when Nadia Lorencz followed up last spring’s runner-up finish in the long jump by winning the event with a leap of 17 feet, 11 3/4 inches at the Class AA State Meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.
The jumping events belonged to Farmington in the girls portion of the Missota Conference Relays last Tuesday in Shakopee.
The Tigers won the high jump, long jump and triple jump while placing fifth in the eight-team meet with 122 points.
Farmington’s Nadia Lorencz came a combined three inches from capturing two individual titles at the state’s most prestigious regular-season track meet.
The junior finished a close second in both the long jump and triple jump at the Hamline Elite Meet Friday night at Klas Stadium in St. Paul
The future looks bright for the Farmington girls track program.
The Tigers wrapped up the 2010 season with five athletes competing at the Class 2A State Meet last weekend at Hamline University in St. Paul, and four of those athletes will be back next spring after helping the team to a 40th-place total of six points.
From 2005 to 2007, the Farmington girls track team didn’t qualify a single event for the Class 2A State Meet.
But in the last three years, it’s become commonplace to see Tiger athletes competing alongside other top performers in the section and earning their place on the Hamline University track.
Both of Farmington’s track teams finished in the middle of the pack at last Tuesday’s Missota Conference Relay Meet at Shakopee Junior High School.
The boys tied Shakopee for the most top-three finishes with 10, but ended up fourth in a tight team race with 149 points. Prior Lake topped Shakopee 169-164 for the team title and Holy Angels was third with 155 points.
Two relay wins and eight top-three individual finishes helped Farmington’s girls track team finish fourth — and just 6 1/2 points out of second — against an impressive eight-team field at Saturday’s Eden Prairie Booster Invitational.
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