Missota Conference champion in 100-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump
(photos by Jim Lindquist)
Nadia Lorencz did everything but sell programs and work in the concession stand in pacing the Tigers to a third place finish at the 2011 Missota Conference Track and Field Championships held Thursday, May 26, at Tiger Stadium.
The talented sophomore won the 100-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump and added a fifth place effort in the pole vault to personally account for almost a third of her team's point total.
Northfield won the meet with 161 points. Runner-up New Prague tallied 149.5, followed by Farmington 136.33, Chanhassen 130.33, Shakopee 111, Red Wing 101.83, Chaska 63 and Holy Angels 41.
"The meet went pretty well," coach Tom Hart said. "We had hoped for a little higher finish but are satisfied with our times and performances. We had some opportunities to move up but they just didn't fall into place.
"We had six champions which is an awesome accomplishment for these ladies. I was very happy with the attitude and energy they brought to this meet. We were just a little bit short with some of the injuries we had and the piecing together of our line up."
Lorencz not only won three events, she also set new school records in each. She covered the hurdles in 15.28 in the preliminaries and reached distances of 18-7 in the long jump and 36-10 in the triple jump. Her pole vault height of 9-3 was a personal best.
1st in 300 hurdles, 4x200 and 4x400 relay
Junior Alyssa Parco, sophomore Maria Kiminski, freshman Izzie Ferm and senior Erin Hickey also had big days for the Tigers.
Parco won the 300-meter hurdles and joined with Ferm, Hickey, and Kiminski to win the 4x400 meter relay, setting a new school record of 4:00.13 in the process. She also teamed with Ferm, Hickey and Kelli Elmer in claiming top honors in the 4x200 relay.
In addition to running a leg on both of the winning relays, including a 57.7 split in the 4x400 that vaulted her team into the lead, Ferm took second in the 400-meter dash and sixth in the long jump.
Hickey added to her relay successes by placing third in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump. Kiminski ran a leg of the 4x400 rleay, ranked fifth in the 300-meter hurdles and combined with Hannah Seitzinger, Meghan Graham and Maddie Strid to place fifth in the 4x800 meter relay.
Other Farmington point scorers:
4x100 meter relay 4. Mary Cline, Jessica Arey, Elmer and Kelly Kornmann
100-meter dash: 5. Cline
300-meter hurdles: 6. Arey
High jump: 7. Jordan Bridges
Pole vault: 9. Shelby Schillerstrom
Shot put: 9. Alysha Grebner
Discus: 7. Grebner
Next up for the Tigers are the Section 1AA Championships slated for Saturday, June 4, at Lakeville South.