Tanager track athletes will compete in Region 4A meet

The fast-disappearing track and field season enters postseason stage next week when Vermillion and other area athletes compete in the Region 4A meet at Beresford on Thursday to qualify for the state meet the following week in the Black Hills.

The Tanagers were to conclude the regular season yesterday (Thursday) at the Big 8 Conference meet in Hartford.

Last Friday VHS athletes participated at the O'Gorman Invitational in Sioux Falls, battling inclement weather as well as tough competition.

The Tanagers' boys medley relay team won their event in 3:39.89 to highlight the day.  Carrying the baton for VHS were Aaron Ruhaak, J.T. Sorensen, Colin Olson and Austin Krier.

Will Mart placed second in the discus at 147'8", Andrew Kost was third in the 300-meter hurdles in :44.96, Nick Jensen placed fourth in the shot put at 50'3", Colin Olson was fifth in the 400-meter run in :52.10, and Nathan Ford was sixth in the 3200 in 10:42.94.

Two Tanager girls relay teams were second in their respective races.  The medley team was second in 4:31.75, behind winning Weset Central's 4:30.20 clocking.  The 1600-meter team ran in 4:14.93, being edged out by West Central's winning time of 4:12.98.

Val Moos placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in :15.90, Mackenzie Huber was fifth in the pole vault at 9'0", and the VHS 800-meter relay team was fifth in 1:53.30.

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