Vermillion track & field athletes participate at Dan Lennon meet

Vermillion track and field athletes competed with their counterparts from schools in Omaha, Sioux City, Sioux Falls and other cities Monday as USD hosted the Class "A" portion of the Dan Lennon high school meet in the DakotaDome.

Colin Olson earned a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash in :53.90 seconds.  Nick Jensen placed tenth in the shot put with a throw of 47'.

The Tanager girls' 4×400 relay quartet of Paige Olson, Sydney Peters, Abreaunna Raizola and Val Moos circled the track in 4:34.34, good for eighth place in their event.

Moos also came close to placing on her own, finishing eighth in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles in :09.95 but ninth in the semifinals in :09.86 to just miss qualifying for the finals.

Dylan Fischback cruised around the Dome in 4:56.77 in the 1500-meter wheelchair event, and in the process he surpassed the national qualifying standard time.

The Tanager teams will get to compete with schools their own size on Tuesday at the Elk Point-Jefferson Invitational, starting at 3:30 p.m.  Next Thursday teams come to Vermillion for the annual VHS Booster Club Earlybird Invitational at 2:30 p.m.

Other VHS results at the Dan Lennon meet:

Boys Events

60m dash:  Aaron Ruhaak 41st, :07.70; Colin Olson 46th, :07.78; Kyle Weiss 66th, :08.63; Josh Manning 67th, :08.77.; 60m hurdles:  Andrew Kost 36th, :10.33.; 400m dash:  Ruhaak 12th, :54.92; J.T. Sorensen 17th, :55.86.;  1600m run:  Stetson Kastengren 43rd, 5:33.67.;  3200m run:  Nathan Ford 23rd, 11:23.11.;  4×200 relay:  VHS 16th, 1:41.13.;  Long jump:  Jay Munger 35th, 16'1".;  Shot put:  Avery Garcia 51st, 33'.

Girls Events

 60m dash:  Hailey Freidel 35th, :08.78; Alli Mockler 57th, :09.75.;  800m run:  Cheyenne Mallory 32nd, 2:52.77; Sophia Taggart 44th, 3:07.60.;  400m run:  Raizola 34th, 1:11.68; Mockler 39th, 1:14.78.; 1600m run:  Alyssa Vanderlaan 39th, 6:35.54; Jonna Lynch 45th, 7:18.16.;  3200m run:  Morgan Hower 29th, 14:29.88.;  4×200 relay:  VHS 12th, 1:58.67.;  1600m medley relay:  VHS 13th, 4:46.36.

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