09 June 2012

Boys Track: 4x400 relay runs best time at state

The section runner-up 4x400 relay team of (l to r) Tommy Weigel, Tyler Lerbakken, Tanner Grubb and Chad Retterath
The Farmington 4x400 relay team ranked 13th out of 19 teams in the preliminaries of the Class AA state meet on Friday and did not qualify for Saturday's championship finals.

The Section 1AA runner-up foursome of Tyler Lerbakken, Chad Retterath, Tanner Grubb and Tommy Weigel may not have made the finals but it did lower its section time by three seconds to 3:26.8 and come within a fraction of a second of establishing a new school record.

"That group really came on toward the end of the season," coach Brian Helmstetter said. "The thing that impressed me most at state is that all four runners left everything they had out on the track. No one held anything back."