24 May 2012

Alumni Tracker: Davis 6th in Big Ten shot put

Trey Davis
2007 FHS male Athlete of the Year Trey Davis (left) brought down the curtain on his Big Ten Conference career at the University of Minnesota with a sixth place finish in the shot put at the conference meet held in Madison, Wisconsin.This weekend he will be competing in the NCAA regional track and field meet in Austin, Texas.

Former Tiger track standout Michael Bendix took fourth in the high jump and fifth in the triple jump at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Track and Field Championships held earlier this month at Northern State University...In the same meet 2011 Tiger grad Erin Hickey ran a leg on Minnesota-Duluth's eighth place 4x100 relay team

In the spring of 1997, Pat Klinkhammer pitched the Tigers to their only state state tournament appearance in school history. This spring, his son is trying to do the same for Lakeville North. 

Joel Klinkhammer, the grandson of retired Farmington teacher and middle school coach Dick Klinkhammer, has compiled a 6-1 record with a 2.07 earned run average for the Panthers who are the No. 3 seed in the Section 3AAA.

First-year Tiger softball coach and ex-Tiger athlete Paul Harrington has been selected to coach one of the Minnesota all-star teams that will play a series of games the Sunday after the state softball tournament in Mankato.

1994 FHS female Athlete of the Year Amber Hegland has her Wayzata softball team ranked as the top seed for the Section 6AAA tournament. Wayzata owns an 11-9 record and finished third in the always-tough Lake Conference. The Trojans finished runner-up to Hopkins in last year's section tournament.

Former Tiger Ryan Pietsch moved up to the varsity softball coaching position at Northfield this spring after serving as ninth grade coach the previous several seasons. The Raiders finished 12-10 overall and 8-6 in the Missota Conference, good enough for fourth place in the final standings.

Carl Elmer
 Former FHS three-sport athlete Jean Everly, who ran on a couple of Tiger state meet cross country teams in the late 1980's and early 1990's, is a teacher of special education at Cherry View Elementary School in Lakeville...2011 Male Athlete of the Year Carl Elmer (left), a member of the St. Olaf College wrestling team, recently finished second out of 47 participants in the St. Olaf College Triathlon.

Former Tiger state meet golfer Greg Werner who helped his Minnesota State, Mankato team win the 2012 NSIC team championship earlier this spring, was the second lowest Maverick scorer at the NCAA Division II West/Central Regional played in Litchfield Park, Arizona. 

Tiger grad Jim Cordes, an inaugural member of the Farmington Athletic Hall of Fame, died at the age of 62 last week. Cordes, the 1968 FHS Athlete of the Year who later play hockey at Notre Dame, was the first Tiger to compete in in that sport at the NCAA Division level.