VHS boys’ track team places third in Region 4A meet

VHS boys' track team places third in Region 4A meet by Jim Prosser The Tanager boys� track team took third behind Lennox � 167, and Canton � 114.5, scoring 107.5 points, in the Region 4A track meet last Thursday, May 16. Among the eight schools entered, the remaining finishes were in this order: fourth � EP/J, 99.5; fifth � Dakota Valley, 87; sixth � Beresford, 83; seventh � Parker, 51.5; and eighth � Alcester-Hudson, 14.

State qualifiers were determined by the first two places in every event. Also, any member who met the state standard in any event during the entire track season is qualified.

Field events results for Vermillion were as follows: Shot put � Ray O�Connor, third.

Quincy Christie placed second in the 100M dash. In the 300M hurdles � Michael Buckanaga came in fourth. Finishing sixth and seventh in the 200M were Oliver Hope, and BJ Reynolds, while Bart Miller placed third in the 400M dash.

In the 800M run, Eric Dehner won with a time of 2:06, and Mitch Bierle finished third. Dehner also placed first in the 1600M run � 4:34.7, while Craig Powell came in first in the 3200M, and Justin Manning placed fourth.

In the relays, the 4×100 M had a second place finish with the team of Campbell, BJ Reynolds, Oliver Hope, and Christie. The 4x200M relay team placed first (Buckanaga, Kellen Cusick, Hope, and Christie). The 4x400M relay was fourth with team members Cusick, Miller, Dehner, and Ben Parsons and the 4x800M relay team qualified for state with a first place finish (Chad Teigen, Miller, Parsons, and Tyler Brown). Fifth place was claimed in the medley relay by Campbell, Reynolds, Cusick, and Brown.

Individual qualifiers for state are Eric Dehner, Quincy Christie, and Craig Powell. Participants on qualified relay teams are Campbell, Reynolds, Buckanaga, Hope, Chad Teigen, Parsons, Miller, Brown, Jared Burcham and Cusick.

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