09 May 2012

Girls Track: Big Three dominate at True Team

Alyssa Parco
Izzie Ferm

Nadia Lorencz
 In a meet designed to embrace the team concept, three Tiger individuals stole the show.

Izzie Ferm, Alyssa Parco and Nadia Lorencz combined for six first place finishes and scored the lion's share of their team's points as the Tigers finished seventh in the unofficial standings at the Section 1AAA True Team Championships held Tuesday at Rochester Mayo.

Note: Final team points won't be available until the pole vault competition has been completed. The Tiger vaulters will be competing Thursday at Prior Lake to establish their respective heights,.

Ferm accounted for half of the six Tiger firsts, winning the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter run and triple jump.

Her 400-meter time of 58.62 eclipsed the school record set by Tracy Harris way back in 1981. Ferm also set a new school standard in the triple jump with a leap of 37-2.75, bettering the mark set earlier this season by Lorencz.

Parco led the field in the 100-meter dash (12.61) and 300-meter hurdles. Her hurdles time of 45.12 in the hurdles was her best of the season and just over her 44.81 third place clocking at last spring's state meet. Parco also scored ninth place points in the long jump.

Lorenz, who at one time or another this spring has led the state in the long, jump, triple jump and 100-meter hurdles, won the hurdles (15.30), took second in the triple jump behind Ferm (35-9.75) and placed third in the long jump with a 17-1 effort.

Ferm and Parco were also responsible for third place points, joining with Alicia Hett and Megan Graham to rank third in the 4x400 meter relay in a season-best 4:06.71.

Coach Tom Hart was impressed with the work of his "Big Three" and the 4x00 relay but said that other than that, it was not an especially productive day for his squad.

"Many of the kids let the weather affect them, Hart said, "so we look forward to warmer, sunnier days."

Next Thursday the Tigers travel south to Carleton College in Northfield for an invitational as they prepare for the following week's Missota Conference Championships scheduled for May 24. at Tiger Stadium.