08 April 2014

Track: The great outdoors...at last

High-jumper Wyatt Ferm cleared the bar at 5-10 (photo by Jim Lindquist)
No official point totals were kept and snow still rimmed the track but the Tigers finally got to test their legs outside Monday afternoon when they hosted Rosemount and Shakopee for a scrimmage at Tiger Stadium.

As would have been expected, times were not record-like and rust could be seen on such things as relay hand-offs and footwork in the field events but all-in-all Farmington coaches Brian Helmstetter and Tom Hart agreed it was still a productive day.

"The first outdoor meet is a great chance to see where everyone is at," Helmstetter said. "The fact that we have so many sprinters and so few hurdlers will be a big conversation tomorrow...It looked like our first outdoor meet. I am hoping in the next week or two things will look a bit more polished, however, I am excited with what I saw and where our younger runners might go."

"We had some decent performances last night," Hart said, "but we didn’t put any A or B relay teams together. We let them compete against each other, and it was fun to see the intra-team competition....  Fri. we go to Shakopee for a five- team scored meet.  We look to load the teams up a bit more for that one."

Boys Highlights
100 meter dash: Tanner Grubb 11.33; Mason Auge 11.73
1600-meter run: Justin Hyytinen, 4:27
800-meter run: Jared Wolt, 2:10; Adam Dougherty, 2:12
200-meter dash: Grubb, 23:05; Jack Erickson, 24.19
110-meter hurdles: Alex Hart, 18.77
3200-meter run: Hyytinen, 9:45
4x200 relay: (Auge, Erickson, Ryan Parco, Grubb), 1:47
Long jump:  Parco, 19-1; Sean McHenry, 18-8
High jump: Wyatt Ferm, 5-10
Shot put: CJ Wynings, 40-10
Triple jump: Mason Gaylord, 38-2

Sprinter/hurdler Leah Kiage (photo by Jim Lindquist)

Girls Highlights
1600-meter run: Lauren Peterson, 5:30.29; Sofia Chadwick, 5:41.85; Maricia Pacheco, 5:46.77; Morgan Mach, 5:54.83

4x100 relay: (Racquel Beckett, Emma Record, Megan Graham, Izzie Ferm), 53.16
100 dash: Mikayla Ford, 13:44; Morgan Cecchittini, 13.62
800-meter run: Alicia Hett, 2:29.31
3200-meter run: Peterson, 11:42; Pacheco, 12:47
300-meter hurdles: Leah Kiage, 54.11; Rachel Kiminski, 55:28
4x400 relay: (Mach, Emily Schaffer, Chadwick,Hett), 4:28.15
100-meter hurdles: Destiny Schmitz, 18.39; Jordan Walls, 19.25; Kiminski, 19.39 

NOTE: Free, downloadable high-resolution photos from this event are available at Jim Lindquist's Photography website at http://sidekick.smugmug.com/