VMS boys participate in invitational at Canton

VMS boys participate in invitational at Canton by Jim Prosser The Canton Middle School Track Meet held on Thursday, April 18 involved eight schools: Beresford, Canton, Elk Point/Jefferson, Harrisburg, Lennox, Tri-Valley, Vermillion, and West Central. Team standings were not computed.

The placers for the seventh- grade boys were as follows: In field events: Long jump � Ryan

Gilbertson (fourth), Ryan Powell (sixth), and Paul Hammond (eighth); high jump � Bobby Dykstra (third).

Powell won the 110M hurdles in 19.98 seconds and in the 800M distance run, Ryan Gilbertson placed third and Steven Tims was eighth.

The 4×100 relay team placed second (Ryan Scheidel, Jeff Donnelly, Paul Hammond, and Powell) and the 4×400 relay team came in fifth, I think! (Gilbertson, Matt Mildrum, Hammond, and Donnelly).

VMS eighth-grade placers were: Field events: Shot put � Dan Mollet (fourth); Discus � Ben Rogge (fourth); long jump � Randy Kabambi (first) � meet record 18'8", broke the 28-year-old record by 10 inches, Cody Hays placed second.

In the dashes: 100M � Cody Hays (third); 200M � Rogge (seventh). The long distances: 400M run � Kabambi (second); and 1600M run � Danny Shen (third). The 4x100M relay team placed third (Hays, Tom Pearson, Kyle Hubert, and Kabambi); the 4x200M relay team won the race in 1:50 minutes � Hays, Rogge, Chris Merrigan, and Kabambi.

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