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Girls track & field: 4x800 paces Tigers at River Falls

Farmington’s 4x800 runners, from left, Emily Schaffer, Alicia Hett, Morgan Mach and Sofia Chadwick, earned batons for their third-place finish at Saturday’s All-American Invite in River Falls, Wis. The Tigers placed 10th out of 18 teams.

The Farmington girls track team wrapped up the indoor portion of its schedule with a 10th-place total of 25 ½ points Saturday at the All-American Invite in River Falls, Wis.

The Tigers’ highest finish came in the 4x800 where Emily Schaffer, Morgan Mach, Sofia Chadwick and Alicia Hett combined on a third-place time of 10 minutes, 11.8 seconds. Hett also teamed up with Shannon McKnight, Megan Graham and Victoria Almquist for a sixth-place finish in the 4x400.

The 4x200 foursome of Izzie Ferm, Emma Record, Amanda Flanscha and Racquel Beckett added a seventh-place time of 1:54.5.

Ferm was also fourth individually in the long jump with a leap of 16-0 and Graham went on to place seventh in the open 400.

In the 3,200, seventh-grader Lauren Peterson shattered a 29-year-old school record with a time of 11:31.22. She finished fifth in a race where the top five runners all broke the previous meet record.

Destiny Schmitz contributed points in a pair of events. She was sixth in the triple jump and tied for eighth in the high jump.