A big day from Nadia Lorencz led Farmington to third-place finish at the six-team Tiger Invite Thursday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.
Lorencz, a state qualifier in the long jump as a freshman last spring, won two individual events, finished second in another and set a new school record in the process. Her leap of 35 feet, 1 inch won the triple jump and broke the previous mark of 34-8.75 set by Lyndsey Thoma in 1998.
Lorencz also bested the field in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.54 seconds and placed second in the long jump with a leap of 15-11.
The Tigers scored one other first-place finish, in the 4x400-meter relay where Alyssa Parco, Izzie Ferm, Maria Kiminski and Erin Hickey combined on a winning time of 4:13.52. Parco, Ferm and Hickey also joined Courtney Johnston for a second-place time of 1:48.43 in the 4x200.
Parco and Ferm each earned a second-place individual finishes. Parco led late before falling off the pace in the 300 hurdles and Ferm ran a 27.75 for runner-up honors in the 200-meter dash.
A trio of Tigers earned third-place finishes: Eighth-grader Meghan Graham in the 100, freshman Hannah Seitzinger in the 800 and Kiminski in the 400. The 4x800 relay also reached the finish third behind Lakeville South and Red Wing.
Lakeville South won the meet, edging Prior Lake 172-162. Farmington was a distant third with 89 points, followed by New Prague with 77. Outside of Lorencz's efforts, the field events were once again a struggle for the Tigers as they failed to score a point in the high jump, pole vault, discus or shot put.
The Tigers traveled to the Eagan Invite Tuesday and they will be back in action Saturday at the Eden Prairie Invite.