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Lorencz is Farmington's Athena Award winner

Farmington High School senior Nadia Lorencz was among 39 young women, representing St. Paul city and suburban public and private high schools, recently selected to receive the St. Paul Area Athena Award for the outstanding achievement in athletics. These high school seniors will be recognized at an awards ceremony and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday April 17. 11:30am at the Prom Center, 484 Inwood Avenue North, Oakdale.

Lorencz, the daughter of Georgina and Timothy Lorencz, has been a multi-sport athlete at FHS. She has lettered twice in soccer, twice in gymnastics and three times in track and field. She has been a conference champion on vault and floor exercise and is the school record holder on vault and floor. She finished second at the state meet in vault her junior year.

It is in track and field where Lorencz currently has her focus, though. She was state champion in long jump and 100 hurdles her junior year and state runner-up in both events her sophomore year. She is the school and section record holder in the long jump, triple jump and 100 hurdles.

Lorencz plans to attend Michigan State next year and compete in the heptathlon.

The keynote speaker for the St. Paul event is Rachel Blount, sports reporter and columnist for the StarTribune in Minneapolis. KARE 11 TV news anchor Randy Shaver will emcee this year's ceremony honoring each young woman and her specific achievements.

Now in its 19 year, the Athena Awards honors female athletes for their dedication and excellence in sports. The Athena Awards Committee is comprised of representatives of St. Paul city and suburban schools, parents of previous award winners, and business volunteers.