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Mustaings win Iowa Great Lakes meet

By Staff | Apr 17, 2008

SPIRIT LAKE — The Armstrong-Ringsted boys track team picked up its first meet victory of the season by winning the Iowa Great Lakes Invitational on Tuesday.

A-R scored 126 points in what was essentially a four-team race for third.

Clay Central -Everly finished second with 116 1/2 points followed by North Sentral Kossuth with 109 and Sioux Central with 108 1/2. The Spirit Lake Park JV was fifth with 63 points followed by Ruthven-Ayrshire with 19 and West Bend-Mallard with 12.

“Any time you win one it’s good,” said A-R coach Tom Elliott. “But I keep telling the kids they still have to improve in more to win the conference again and to do well at districts.”

The Mustangs won two relays with the 4×100-meter relay team of Wes Leach, Brett Tigges, Dillion McBride and Tyler Tonderum taking the event in 47.6 seconds. The 4×200-meter relay team of Leach, Travis Hantelman, Brett Tigges and Tonderum also won with a time of 1:39.88.

McBride added a first-place finish in th 400-meter low hurdles in 62.2 seconds with Ethan Eisenbacher placing third in the event.

A-R went 2-3 in the 200-meter dash with Tonderum clocking in at 23.6 seconds and Hantelman in 24.7 seconds.

The Mustangs went 2-5 in the 110-meter high hurdles with Ethan Eisenbacher finishing in 15.7 seconds and Craig Tigges in 17.2 seconds.

A-r finished second in three relays.

The 4×800-meter relay team of Kevin Luke, Joe Brandenburg, Spencer Taylor and Morton Vermehren finished in 10:05; the shuttle hurdle team of McBride, Brett Tigges, Craig tigges and Ethan Eisenbacher clocked in at 65.34 seconds; and the 4×400-meter team of Vermehren, Ridge Christiansen, Taylor and Craig Tigges finished in 3:54.7.

Christiansen contributed a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash in 59.3 seconds and the medley relay team of Leach, Hantelman, Christiansen and Taylor also was third in 4:08.

In the field events, Logan Anderson placed third in the shot put with a throw of 39 feet, 6 inches. Craig Tigges was fourth in the discus with a toss of 103 feet, 11 inches while Anderson was sixth.

Eisenbacher and Hantelman each leaped 5 feet, 8 inches in the high jump to place fourth and fifth, respectively.

A-R hosts its own relays on Friday.