18 May 2012

Girls Track: Tigers score 6 firsts at Foley Classic

Nadia Lorencz won 3 events (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Each spring Farmington, Rochester John Marshall and Northfield gather at Carleton College in Northfield to participate in a very unique track meet.

Unique in that team points aren't counted. Unique in that the "winner" is determined by whatever team finishes first in a random event pulled out a hat.

For the record John Marshall won the featured event, the 110-meter hurdles, to take home the traveling trophy.

All in all, Farmington had a good day, winning six events and finishing second in three others.

"The kids all ran very hard and competed," Farmington coach Tom Hart said. "It was a lot of fun in a great environment. Carleton's stadium is awesome.

"We approached the meet as a training day and a day to get all of our athletes participating. It was also a good day to let the seniors enter what events they wanted to and experiment with different combinations."

The Tigers won four individual events and Nadia Lorencz owned three of them, claiming the high jump, triple jump and 100-meter hurdles. Izzie Ferm provided the other individual win in the 400-meter dash.

Farmington also captured two relay events. Ferm hooked up with Alyssa Parco, Alicia Hett and Megan Graham to win the 4x100 and Alex Frost, Nicole Knoepke, Victoria Jacoby and Sydney Bockelman led the field in the 4x800.

Hett finished runner-up in the 800-meter run and Sarah Cummings took second in the 3200-meter distance event. Jessica Arey ranked second in the 300-meter hurdles.

Three other Tigers had third place finishes: Maricia Pacheco in the 1600-meter run; Abby Haugen in the pole vault and Bekah Lippert in the high jump.

Hart said the meet also served as a tune-up for next Thursday's Missota Conference Championships to be held at Tiger Stadium.

"Our goal is finish in the top three there," he said, "although injuries may make that tough to do."