Tanager girls dominate Huskies Invite

Tanager girls dominate Huskies Invite By Jim Prosser On Tuesday, April 5, the Tanager girls� track and field team dominated the 13 school teams in the scheduled Huskies Invitational held at the Elk Point Sports Complex.

The Tanagers� Anne Carlson scored points in four events. She placed first and set another VHS school record in the triple jump with a leap of 36'6.5". She also took first in the long jump at 16'7.5'' while anchoring the first place 4X100M relay, and the second leg of the second place 4X200 relay.

Other members of the 800M relay were: Nicole Orr, Annie Roche, and Alisha Brown. The runners joining her as champions of the 400M relay were Brittney Babb, Roche, and Brown.

Brown also scored points in four events � besides the listed relay teams she ran the final leg of the winning 4X400M relay where she followed Orr, Babb, and Roche as team members. She set a new record for VHS by winning the 400M dash in 58.96 seconds, which also qualifies her for the state track meet.

Orr placed second in the 100M and 300M hurdles; her time in the 300M event qualifies her for state meet.

In the long distance runs, Katarina Gombocz was third in the 1600M, and Emily Renner placed third in the 3200M. The medley team of Calle Sorensen, Babb, Roche, and Gombocz came in first with a time of 4:46.

The Vermillion girls� scored 92 total team points for first place over schools from a three-state region.

The Tanager boys� team didn�t fare as well in the competition placing seventh among 14 teams from South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. Ben Oberle had a state qualifying mark in the 400M dash of 51.44 seconds for first place. He also anchored the 4X200 second place relay team of Andrew Pier, Paul Hammond, and Ryan Powell, and the sixth place 4X100M relay team of Pier, Jerod Freidel and Powell.

The medley relay team of Reid Meierkort, Hammond, Greg Anderson, and Casey Carlsontied for sixth.

Field event placers for Vermillion were Donny Stewart � fifth in shot put; Andrew Pier � sixth in the long jump; and Bobby Dykstra � fifth in high jump.

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