Carlson qualifies for state in triple jump competition by Jim Prosser A contingent of over eight girls' teams and nine boys' teams from a three-state region participated in the rescheduled Dakota Valley Invitational on April 10.
Vermillion High School was represented by a shortened roster in both the girls' and boys' divisions (due to unforeseen conflicts).
Anne Carlson qualified for state in the triple jump claiming first place with another VHS record, covering 35'6". She also placed third in the long jump, and ran on the 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams.
Jacque Smidt was sixth in the shot put for the only other individual Tanager scorer. The 4x800m relay team was fourth (Morgan Brooks, Kayla Mollet, Lindsey Isaacson, and Michelle Rasmussen). Third place was claimed by the 4×200 relay team (Jena Gilkyson, Nicki Nelson, Heather Heine, and Carlson). The same foursome placed third in the 4×100.
The Tanager girls finished in eighth place with 33 points.
Sioux City West dominated the boys' division, doubling the points of second place Beresford. Vermillion was in the middle at fourth place with 77 points.
Placing tops in the field events for the Tanagers were Jared Hesla � first in high jump (5'10"); and Jared Burcham � first in the triple jump (39'7.5"). Kellen Cusick placed second in shot put, and Jordan Anderson was fourth in discus.
Running events had Caleb Berry placing sixth in the 400m dash, and Justin Manning coming in second in the 1600m run with a time of 4:48.9 minutes.
The 4×200 relay team of B.J. Campbell, Bart Miller, Cusick, and Ben Oberle won with a time 1:35; and the 4×800 relay team also placed first at 8:40 (Miller, Tyler Brown, Manning, and Craig Powell).
The 4×400 placed second at 3:39 (Miller, Brown, Cusick, and Oberle). The 4x100m team of Campbell, Burcham, Anderson, Brown was fourth, and the medley relay team also placed fourth (Campbell, Cusick, Oberle, and Powell).