Vermillion competes in Canton and Lennox invitationals By Parker Knox
Sportswriter If the early-in-the-week forecasts were correct, it should be a perfect summer-like day for Vermillion tracksters and other athletes competing in Lennox. The Tanagers will join a strong field for the Lennox Booster Club Qualifier meet scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Next week VHS will compete in the Yankton Quarterback Club Relays at 4 p.m. Thursday. Canton Invitational Individual victories by Mike Oberle in the 300-meter hurdles and Wyatt Hunter in the shot put and a team victory by Karissa Martin, Morgan Erickson, Sophie Nehlich-Arobba and Ashley Brunick in the medley relay were Vermillion's highlights at the Canton meet. The girls team accumulated 61 points for fifth place while the boys had 50 points in sixth. Oberle won his hurdles medal in :41.9, one-tenth of a second better than Ryan Pingrey of Lennox. The multi-sport Tanager has now qualified for the state meet. Hunter won the shot with a 50'8" heave and also placed third in the discus at 125'1". The winning relay foursome sped to victory in 4:48.6, just over three seconds ahead of Elk Point-Jefferson. VHS had two other girls relay teams place second—the 4×800 team in 10:54.6 and the 4×400 quartet in 4:32.6. Coming closest to winning an event on the girls' side was Christine Epping with her second place in the 100 in :13.3, three-tenths of a second behind the winner, EP-J's Chrissy Strasburg. VHS results: Boys Events 110m hurdles: Ryan Kost fifth, :17.8. 300m hurdles: Mike Oberle first, :41.9. 100m dash: Cody Olson sixth, :12.0. 800m run: Carson Sullivan fifth, 2:17.1. 1600m run: Tanner Anderson fourth, 5:10.7. Discus: Wyatt Hunter third, 125'1". Shot put: Wyatt Hunter first, 50'8"; Will Mart fourth, 45'3 1/4". 4x100m relay: VHS sixth, :49.7. 4x200m relay: VHS fifth, 1:39.8. 4x400m relay: VHS fourth, 3:45.5. 4x800m relay: VHS fifth, 9:17.6. Girls Events 300m hurdles: Carlee Sorensen tie/fourth, :53.6. 100m dash: Christine Epping second, :13.3; Karissa Martin fourth, :13.8. 200m dash: Mariah Dodson sixth, :29.7. 400m dash: Kayla Munger fourth, 1:04.7. 800m run: Hannah Nehlich-Arobba sixth, 2:42.4. 3200m run: Morgan Hower third, 13:15.5. 4x100m relay: VHS sixth, :56.4. 4x200m relay: VHS third, 1:57.2. 4x400m relay: VHS second, 4:32.6. 4x800m relay: VHS second, 10:54.6. Medley relay: VHS first, 4:48.6 (Martin, Erickson, S. Nehlich-Arobba, Brunick). Long jump: Christine Epping sixth, 13'8 1/4". Lennox Invitational Vermillion's girls 4×200-meter relay team won their event in Lennox in a time of 1:54.5. Running to the gold were Sarah Day, Morgan Erickson, Kayla Munger and Karissa Martin. The other Tanager victory came from a predictable source. Wyatt Hunter won the shot put at 52'9 3/4" and assured himself of a spot at the state meet next month. The VHS boys scored 25 points for seventh place, and the girls had 41 points for fifth place. Sophie Nehlich-Arobba also had a good day, placing third in the 400 and fourth in the 800. On the boys' side Carson Sullivan had a fourth and a fifth in the 1600 and 800 events, respectively. VHS results: Boys Events 100m dash: Preston Ellenbolt tie/10th, :12.3; D'Andre Fore tie/13th, :12.5; Aaron Ruhaak tie/13th, :12.5. 200m dash: Cody Olson sixth, :24.7; Aaron Ruhaak 13th, :25.8; Andrew Kost 34th, :28.6. 800m run: Carson Sullivan fifth, 2:15.5. 1600m run: Carson Sullivan fourth, 5:03.2. 3200m run: Robert Osterberg fifth, 12:12.3. 110m hurdles: Ryan Kost sixth, :18.5. 300m hurdles: Andrew Kost eighth, :50.1. 4x100m relay: VHS seventh, :47.3. 4x200m relay: VHS eighth, 1:37.9. 4x400m relay: VHS fifth, 3:47.0. Medley relay: VHS fifth, 4:06.4. Shot put: Wyatt Hunter first, 52'9 3/4"; Will Mart seventh, 42'10 1/2". Discus: Will Mart eighth, 125'2". Girls Events 100m dash: Christine Epping seventh, ;13.7; Emily McClelland 13th, :14.2; Janani Ragathoman 14th, :14.3; Jacey Wipf tie/19th, :14.7; Emma Getzin 25th, :15.4; Katlyn Garcia 26th, :15.8. 200m dash: Kayla Munger fourth, :29.0; Karissa Martin fifth, :29.6; Mariah Dodson eighth, :29.8; Emily McClelland 19th, :31.6. 400m dash: Sophie Nehlich-Arobba third, 1:06.8. 800m dash: Sophie Nehlich-Arobba fourth, 2:44.7. 100m hurdles: Carlee Sorenson seventh, :18.2. 300m hurdles: Morgan Erickson fourth, :52.9; Carlee Sorenson seventh, :54.5. 4x100m relay: VHS fourth, :55.4. 4x200m relay: VHS first, 1;54.5 (Day, Erickson, Munger, Martin). 4x400m relay: VHS fifth, 4:45.7. 4x800m relay: VHS fifth, 12:16.2. Medley relay: VHS sixth, 5:17.2. Sioux City Relays Wyatt Hunter placed in both of his specialties at Sioux City. He finished third in the shot at 51'11 1/4" and sixth in the discus. Vermillion's Dylan Fischbach won the wheelchair 100 in :28.29.