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Mustang runners break 42-year old record

By Staff | May 1, 2010

ARMSTRONG – Personal bests were beaten and a record intact since 1968 was broken by the Armstrong-Ringsted boys track team at the John Larason Relays on Thursday.

The 4×400-meter relay team of Craig Tigges, Tyler Tonderum, Tyler Fedderson and Travis Hantelman now sit alone at the top of A-R’s record books in the event with a time of 3 minutes, 29.77 seconds.

“We ran very well tonight and broke a lot of personal bests,” said A-R coach Robert Zotz.

The Mustangs took second place at the meet, finishing 40 points behind champion Bishop Garrigan’s total of 155.

A-R was followed by North Iowa with 90, West Bend-Mallard-Twin River Valley 58, Corwith-Wesley-Luverne 52, North Sentral Kossuth 38, Ruthven-Ayrshire 16 and Ventura 14.

The Mustangs were led by six first place finishes, including two by senior sprinter Tyler Tonderum who took the 200-meter dash title with a time of 22.97 seconds and tied with Jacob Behr of Bishop Garrigan in the 100-meter with a time of 11.55.

Ethan Eisenbacher took first in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 15.68 seconds and also took second in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.67.

Craig Tigges won the discus with a throw of 130 feet, 4 inches and Travis Hantelman won the high jump with a height of 6 feet.

The 4×200-meter relay team of Fedderson, Spencer Clausen, Hantelman and Tonderum also placed first with a time of 1:33.90.

The Mustangs also took second in the 4×800-meter relay and the shuttle hurdle relay with times of 9:34.05 and 1:07.96, respectively.