Tanager runners earn third place in Region 3A by Jim Prosser The Tanager boys' cross country team scored 56 points to place third at the Region 3A meet ran at Lenkota Golf Course in Lennox on Friday, Oct. 17.
The top VHS runner with a clocking of 17:15 was Justin Manning who was third in the 11-team, 5,000M division and led the Tanagers in qualifying for state.
Other Tanagers placing in the boys' division were: tenth � Craig Powell (18:08); 15th � Chad Teigen; 30th � Casey Carlson; 34th � Mitch Bierle; and 44th � Andrew Manning.
Katarina Gombocz finished in third place with a 15:29 as the girls' team finished fifth in the 10-team, 4,000M division. Other Vermillion finishers, in their division were: 17th � Emily Renner; 32nd � Katie Dehner; 33rd � Theresa Ring; 35th � Sarah Plate; and 38th � Tera Dehner.
The Tanagers' 85 score was too high to qualify for state.
The SDHAA cross country meet will be conducted at Huron on Saturday noon, Oct. 25.