Tanagers garner third at Huskies Invitational

Tanagers garner third at Huskies Invitational The Tanager boys' track team placed third at the 2001 Huskies Invitational last Tuesday, April 3 at Elk Point.

Elk Point-Jefferson claimed first with 128 points, Sioux Falls Christian scored 111 for second and Vermillion had 99.

There were nine schools represented at the meet.

Tanager Coach Dan Bergland was most impressed with the individual results.

"We have already qualified five members of the team in four state events � Tim Russell and Tim Brodersen in the discus, Eddie Filipovic in the 100 and 200 meters, and Eric Dehner in the 3200 run," he said.

Field events results for Vermillion were:

Discus � first, Tim Russell with a meet record toss of 155'.5", and second, Tim Brodersen, 152'9"; Shot put � second, Anthony Senne, fifth, Brodersen; Triple jump � sixth, Jarrod Bertram.

Eddie Filipovic placed first in both the 100M (11.01) and 200M (23.09) dashes; and Dan Tolsma and seventh-grader Quincy Christie were third and fifth in the 200M. Tolsma missed qualifying for state by .45 seconds. Adam Brooks was third in the 400M dash.

Bart Miller won the 800M run in 2:09.94.

"This was his personal best and a break-through race for him," said Coach Bergland.

Also, Tyler Brown placed fourth in the 800. In the 3200M run, with a meet record time of 9:54.6, Eric Dehner placed first and destroyed the old record by 25 seconds.

In the relays, the Tanagers placed fourth in the 4x200M (Jared Burcham, BJ Reynolds, Kellen Cusick and Quincy Christie) and 4x800M (Craig Powell, Mitch Bierle, Fred Banks and Caleb Berry). In the 4x400M relay, the team of Adam Brooks, Bart Miller, Josh Kyte and Mike Buckanaga placed fifth, while the medley team of Burcham, Jared Hesla, Reynolds and Bierle were sixth in their relay.

Coach Bergland was also pleased to have Brodersen back in competition.

"It's really nice to have Tim Brodersen back, healthy, and throwing," he said. "He will get better and better as the season goes on and he regains his strength. His goal was to throw 150 feet in his first meet and he surpassed that by two feet, nine inches."

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