VHS girls place first in Booster Club Invite The Tanager girls' track team scored 175 points to win the Vermillion High School Booster Club Invitational last Saturday, May 6.
The other schools' placings and point totals were: 2. Chester (150); 3. Tri Valley (89); 4. West Central (67); 5. Scotland (42); 6. Elk Point/Jefferson (24); 7. Gayville/Volin (6); 8. Dakota Valley (4).
Some of the schools were also entered in the Howard Wood Relays in Sioux Falls and did not use a complete team here in Vermillion.
VHS scorers in field events were:
Sarah Mollet placed second in the shot put with a toss of 39'7"and Nicole Pederson scored a second place in the long jump and third in the triple jump, while Jaclyn Powell and Annie Carlson were third and sixth respectively in the long jump and fourth and sixth in the triple jump also, in that order.
The other field event found the same two Tanagers placing in the high jump � Powell and Carlson at second and third place, in that order.
Salina Dunkeson placed second in the 100M hurdles and fourth in the 300M hurdles. The 100M dash was won by Elly Kjose in 13 seconds flat and Jenna Gilkyson placed third. Kjose also placed fourth in the 200M, and the two-some of Morgan Brooks and Tessa Tuetken went two/three for the 400M dash.
In the 800M run, Michelle Rasmussen came in first with a 2:28.7 time; and the 1600M run found Kathy Plate winning in 5:43.6 minutes and Amber Kitto finishing at fourth place. To complete the successful results in the individual distance running events Angie Rydell and Natalie Tuetken placed second and third in the 3200M.
In the relays, second place was scored in the 4x100M with members Jenna Gilkyson, Nicole Pederson, Carly Bernard and Kjose. The 4x200M relay team was third with Kjose, Pederson, Bernard and Gilkyson. The 4x400M relay came in third (Morgan Brooks, Plate, Beth Pier and Tessa Tuetken) and the 4x800M relay team won in a time of 10:45 minutes (Michelle Rasmussen, Tessa Tuetken, Beth Pier and Rydell). The medley team with Gilkyson, Powell, Bernard and Pier won the race in 4:45.7 minutes.
There were eight schools represented at the meet.