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Palmgren, Farber Headline First Athletes of the Week Honor

John Nash

With the return of sports to the Greens Farms Academy campus, also returning is the Dragon Nation Sports Blog’s Athletes of the Week honors.

Day one provided a handful of strong candidates for the first honor of the 2020-21 school year, but in the end it came down to a senior veteran and a junior newcomer who were honored.

Larson Palmgren of the boys cross country team and Allie Farber of the girls volleyball squad are honored for their Thursday afternoon exploits as GFA opened the season with a series of victories over Christian Heritage in four different sports.

Farber, stepping up in the role of setter for the Dragons volleyball team, notched 22 assists in helping GFA post a thrilling five-set win over the Kingsmen, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-9. 

Palmgren, meanwhile, established a course record for GFA’s 3.09-mile layout, winning Thursday’s boys XC race in 18 minutes, 27 seconds. It led the GFA effort in scoring a perfect 15 points by sweeping the top spots in the race.