17 May 2013

Girls Track: Ferm sets 2 records at Foley Classic

Isabelle Ferm 3 1sts, 2 meet records (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Isabelle Ferm broke two meet records and her own school mark in the 400-meter run to lead the Tigers in the non-scored, four-team Pat Foley Classic held Thursday at Carleton College in Northfield.

Ferm clocked 57.48 in the 400 and triple jumped 36-1 to set the new meet standards and also ran a legs on the winning 4x200 real team.

"It was a great night for us," coach Tom Hart said. "We couldn't have asked for better weather. We mixed it up a little, so we could see how the girls would compete.

"Izzy (Ferm) had a great individual night. She looked effortlessly fast...Maria Kiminski ran a personal-best in the 800 and a great 200 in a relay. All of our 800 runners pr'd and most of our sprinters did, too."

All in all, Farmington scored eight first place finishes in the meet. In addition to Ferm's two feats, the blue ribbon performances in individual events came came from Morgan Cecchittini, 100-meter dash; Kiminski, 800-meter run; Maricia Pacheco, 1600-meter run and Destiny Schmitz, high jump.

Maricia Pacheco 1600-meter champion (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The winning relay teams consisted of the 4x200 quartet of Jennifer Miller, Alicia Hett, Kelli Elmer and Ferm and the 4x400 foursome of Hett, Sofia Chadwick, Emma Record and Racquel Beckett..

Four Tigers finished in the runner-up spot: Megan Graham, 400-meter run; Courtney Johnston, 200-meter dash; Elizabeth Welter, long jump and Aly Grebner, shot put.

The 4x100 relay team of Elmer, Cecchittini, Nicole Doran, and Racquel Beckett also placed second.

Hett took third in the 800-meter run as did Maricella Pacheco in the 1600-meter run, Schmitz in the 100-meter hurdles and Cecchittini in the long jump.

Fourth place finishes went to MaKayla Ford, 100-meter dash; Chadwick, 800-meter run; Kathryn Beckett, triple jump and Grebner, discus.

Alex Frost ranked fifth in the 800-meter run. Jordan Walls took fifth in the pole vault and Sydney Bockelman placed fifth in the high jump.

Thursday's quadrangular served as a warm-up for next Thursday's Missota Conference Championships slated for Chanhassen.

Alicia Hett ran on two winning relay teams (photo by Jim Lindquist)