28 May 2011

Track: First Missota meet at FHS a success

In its two stints in the Missota Conference (1960-1983 and 1998-present) Farmington High School had never hosted the league track and field championships. After Thursday's 2011 conference competition at Tiger Stadium, that task can be crossed off the school's to-do list.
Farmington athletic director Jon Summer noted that when Prior Lake dropped out of the conference last spring, a new host school for the meet was needed. With Farmington's state-of-the-art facility at his disposal and his coaching staff supporting the idea, Summer stepped up to take on the challenge.
"This year was the first time the meet was run as one-day event," Summer explained. "Preparing for a conference championship meet requires much planning and most importantly, an excellent event-day staff.
"I was very fortunate to have this type of staff who helped make the day an excellent one for athletes and coaches."
As for results from the first-ever undertaking, Summer said the early returns are positive.
"I am very happy how the day went," he said. "We had excellent weather and saw some great competition, both on the track and in the field events."