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A-R boys tie for fourth at Estherville Relays

By Staff | Apr 16, 2008

In a tight race for third place, the Armstrong-Ringsted boys track team finished tied for fourth with rival North Sentral Kossuth in Class B of the Estherville Relays on Monday.

Emmetsburg took top honors with 145 points followed by Bishop Garrigan with 115 1/2.

Clay Central-Everly was third with 82 points while A-R and NSK each had 76 points. Sioux Central was sixth with 58 points followed by Ruthven-Ayrshire with 4 1/2 points.

“This was the first track meet for some of our kids,” said A-R coach Tom Elliott. “We came close to CCE and Emmetsburg and Garrigan hits us in some of our stronger events.”

The coach said the results show the Cornbelt Conference race is definitely a three-team race between A-R, NSK and CC-E.

The Mustangs only came away with one top finish as Tyler Tonderum won the 100-meter dash in 11.67 seconds.

He also finished second in the 200-meter dash in 24.32 seconds and anchored the second-place 4×200-meter relay and the third-pace 4×100-meter relay.

The 4×200 team of Wes Leach, Travis Hantelman, Brett Tigges and Tonderum finished in 1:39.65 seconds and the 4×100-meter relay quartet of Leach, Tigges, Dillion McBride and Tonderum finished in 47.58 seconds.

A-R’s shuttle hurdle relay team of McBride, Brett Tigges, Craig Tigges and Ethan Eisenbacher took second place in 1:03.19–behind Emmetsburg’s Class B record-setting time of 1:00.19.

A-R’s medley relay team of Leach, Hantelman, Ridge Christiansen and Spencer Taylor also finished second in 4:12.84.

A-R’s 4×800-meter relay team of Kevin Luke, Morton Vermehren, Joe Brandenburg and Taylor took third in 9:41.40.

Also third was McBride in the 400-meter low hurdles in 1:02.32.

Placing fourth were Eisenbacher in the high hurdles in 16.27 seconds; the 4×400-meter medley relay team of Vermehren, Craig Tigges, Taylor and Christiansen in 3:57.32 and Hantelman in the high jump with a leap of 5-8.

Eisenbacher also leaped 5-8 in the high jump to finish fifth.

Christiansen was fifth in the 400-meter dash in 58.61 seconds.