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A-R looking for more points

By Staff | Apr 24, 2008

EMMETSBURG — The Armstrong-Ringsted boys track team finished second in Class B at the Clint Stille Relays in Emmetsburg on Tuesday.

Clay Central-Everly took top team honors with 174 points followed by A-R with 148 and North Sentral Kossuth with 140.

“We need to come up with more points to get on top of Clay Central at the conference meet (next Tuesday),” said A-R coach Tom Elliott. “They have too much depth in the throwing events and long distance races.”

However on this night, the coach was happy to see everyone run their best times of the season.

“We won all the relays, but the 4×800 and finished second in that,” Elliott said.

Winning the 4×100-meter relay was the quartet of Morton Vermehren, Brett Tigges, Dillion McBride and Tyler Tonderum in 46.85 seconds..

Brett Tigges, Travis Hantelman, Ridge Christiansen and Spencer Taylor won the medley relay in 4:01.33.

McBride, Brett Tigges, Craig Tigges and Ethan Eisenbacher won the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:03.33.

The 4×200-meter relay team of Brett Tigges, Hantelman, McBride and Tonderum won in 1:38.73.

The 4×400-meter relay team of Vermehren, Christiansen, Craig Tigges and Taylor won in 3:46.79.

Tonderum added a pair of first-place finishes, taking the 200-meter dash in 23.91 seconds and the 100-meter dash in 11.81 seconds. Hantelman finished second in the 200 in 24.98 seconds while Chris DeVary was fourth in the 100 in 13.12 seconds.

One other first came from McBride in the 400-meter hurdles as he won in 1:092.69 with Eisenbacher taking third in 1:03.48.

The 4×800-meter relay tam of Vermehren, Taylor, Kevin Luke and Joe Brandenburg took second in 9:36.11.

A-R went 2-3 in the high hurdles with Eisenbacher running in 16.52 seconds and Craig Tigges in 17.27 seconds..

Christiansen finished third in the 400-meter dash in 57.33 seconds.

Elliot Kinnander was fourth in the 3200-meter run in 12:32.82 and fifth in the 1600-meter run in 5:50.50.

Craig Tigges finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 1116 feet, 5 inches.

Luke added a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run in 2:30.90 and Logan Anderson was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 1 inch.