Tanager track teams <br />compete at Lennox, Canton

The track and field season reaches the midway point for Vermillion's teams Friday when the Tanager boys and girls compete on a track which, by season's end at least, will be more familiar to them than their own.

The VHS tracksters head to Lennox for a 4 p.m. meet Friday.  It will be the second of four meets held on the Lennox track that are found on this spring's Tanager schedule.

On their first trip to Lennox last week, the Tanager girls accumulated 63 points to place fifth as a team, and the boys scored 40 points for a seventh-place finish.

Beth Szymonski accounted for two of the VHS girls' four first-place medals.  She won the discus with a throw of 111'11", and she bested all shot put contestants with a heave of 36'5".

Blair Gilkyson broke the tape in the 1600-meter run with a 5:50.3 clocking.

The Tanager girls' 1600-meter relay team ended the meet on a high note with a race-winning time of 4:20.0, nearly six full seconds ahead of runner-up Canton.  The victorious foursome included Christine Epping, Kayla Munger, Paige Olson and Sarah Day.

The Vermillion girls medley team also had a great run, placing second in 4:34.1.  The 800-meter team placed third in 1:53.7.

Tanner Anderson's second-place finish in the 1600-meter run was timed in 5:00.7, and the Tanager boys 1600-meter foursome placed second in their event in 3:38.4.  VHS runners in that relay were Chris Sargent-Wilson, Aaron Ruhaak, Ryan Kost and Cody Olson.

Ruhaak also gave Vermillion a third-place medal in the 400 in :56.5.

Earlier in the week at Canton's invitational Szymonski was again a force in her two specialties, winning the shot put at 35'8" and placing second in the discus at 108'6".

The Tanager girls' medley team came home champions in 4:33.6.  Carrying the baton for Vermillion were Epping, Day, Megan Olson and Gilkyson.

The 800- and 3200-meter relay quartets both placed third, the former in 1:52.0 and the latter in 10:54.6.

On the boys' side at Canton Will Mart placed second in the discus at 135'2", and the Tanager medley team was second in 3:58.2.  Vermillion also got a third from the 1600-meter team in 3:38.1.

VHS girls results at Lennox:
200: 6, Courtney Johnson, :28.6.
1600: 1, Blair Gilkyson, 5:50.3.
300m hurdles: 5, Carlee Sorensen, :50.5.
400m relay: 4, VHS, :55.0.
800m relay: 3, VHS, 1:53.7.
1600m relay: 1, VHS (Christine Epping, Kayla Munger, Paige Olson, Sarah Day), 4:20.0.
3200m relay: 6, VHS, 11:20.5.
Medley relay: 2, VHS, 4:34.1.
Discus: 1, Beth Szymonski, 111'11".
Long jump: 6, Megan Olson, 14'3.75".
Shot put: 1, Beth Szymonski, 36'5".

VHS boys results at Lennox:
200: 5, Cody Olson, :23.5.
400: 3, Aaron Ruhaak, :56.5; 6, Chris Sargent-Wilson, :57.3.
1600: 2, Tanner Anderson, 5:00.7; 5, Carson Sullivan, 5:05.6.
800: 4, Tanner Anderson, 2:15.0; 6, Carson Sullivan, 2:16.9.
3200: 5, Alex Card, 11:28.6.
110m hurdles: 5, Ryan Kost, :16.8.
1600m relay:  2, VHS (Chris Sargent-Wilson, Aaron Ruhaak, Ryan Kost, Cody Olson), 3:38.4.
3200m relay: 6, VHS, 9:26.9.
Medley relay: 6, VHS, 4:27.1.
High jump: 6, Eric Storm, 5'5".
VHS girls results at Canton:
100: 5, Janani Ragathoman, ;13.8.
800: 4, Sophie Nehlich-Arobba, 2:43.8.
3200: 4, Morgan Hower, 13:11.7; 6, Ashley Brunick, 13:17.4.
300m hurdles: 4, Carlee Sorensen, :51.6.
400m relay: 6, VHS, :54.7.
800m relay: 3, VHS, 1:52.0.
1600m relay: 2, VHS, 4:22.4.
3200m relay: 3, VHS, 10:54.6.
Medley relay:  1, VHS (Christine Epping, Sarah Day, Megan Olson, Blair Gilkyson), 4:33.6.
Discus: 2, Beth Szymonski, 108'6"; 5, Lacey Liechtnam, 86'9".
Shot put: 1, Beth Szymonski, 35'8".

VHS boys results at Canton:
3200: 5, Alex Card, 11:40; 6, Robert Osterberg, 12:04.6.
110m hurdles: 5, Ryan Kost, :16.9.
1600m relay: 3, VHS, 3:38.1.
3200m relay: 4, VHS, 9:11.5.
Medley relay: 2, VHS, 3:58.2.
Discus:  2, Will Mart, 135'2".
Shot put: 4, Will Mart, 41'5".

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