Track season begins at indoor meets
Published: Thursday, March 28th, 2013
The Custer High School track season is under way, and although its meet scheduled for last Thursday in Hot Springs and Saturday at Douglas was cancelled, the team still got in a meet last week, running indoors at the Black Hills State University Spring Opener meet last Thursday in Spearfish. Custer was joined by Spearfish, Rapid City Stevens, Douglas and Bowman, N.D. at the meet.
Both teams did well, but the girls squad produced the only winner of the meet, as Destinee Fish won the 800 at a time of 2:49.73. The girls also had four third place finishers, as Jazmin Hitschew placed third in the 1600, Sam McNeel placed third in the long jump at 15-4 at the 1600 relay team of Fish, Tori Glazier, Billie Wicks and Ashlee Eggers placed third at 4:37.86. Also placing third was the 200 relay team of McNeel, Rheann Larson, Nykyla Malinsoky and Dana Pascolleti.
Matti Kelley picked up a fourth place finish in the 1600 at 6:14.78 and McNeel was fourth in the 1600 at 6:14.78. The 1600 relay team of McNeel, Julianne Thomsen, Lisa Lovoll and Mesa Goebel was also fourth. Rounding out the placing for the girls was Dahlstrom placing sixth in the 800 at 2:33.24.
On the boys side, Brandon Erwin finished first in the shot put with a toss of 43-6 1/2, while Angelo Climenti and Paul Climenti finished third and fourth in the same event with throws of 41-2 and 41-0, respectively.
The team had four individual second place finishes, beginning with Logan Huntington in the 800 at 2:08.80, while Cody Herman was second in the mile at 4:45.23, Jared Thomsen was second in the 60 hurdles at 8.96 and Adam Baker second in the triple jump at 39-10. Third place finishes came from Thomsen in the 400 at 53.51, Burns in the 1600 at 4:55.44, Joel Thomsen in the 60 hurdles at 9.52, Baker in the long jump at 18-6 and Dakota McGee at 5-10 in the high jump.
Defening state champion Clayton Wahlstrom finished fourth in the pole vault by clearing 11-6, while David Hernandez was fourth in the high jump at 5-8. Fifth place finishes included Chase Glazier in the 400, while sixth place finishes came from Israel Parsons in the 800, Cody Martinz in the 200, Baker in the high jump and Sam Mertz in the pole vault.
In the relays, the 1600 team of Joel Thomsen, Graysen Trandem, David Gaston and Hernandez was second at 3:46.47, while the 1600 team of Kenneth Myers, Erik Hiltunen, Glazier and Jared Thomsen was third at 3:47.18. The 200 team of Glazier, Hernandez, Hiltunen and Anthony Jones was fourth.
A small group of team members traveled to the Chadron (Neb.) Indoor meet Mar. 16 held on the campus of Chadron State College.
The team put up some impressive early-season times and distances. Two boys brought home first place medals, as McGee won the high jump by clearing 5-10, while Baker was first in the triple jump with a leap of 38-10. Baker also placed third in the high jump at 5-8 and fourth in the long jump at 17-10.
Gaston also had a nice day for the team, placing second in the 200 with a time of 25.97, while also placing fifth in the 55 meters at 7.37 and running the first leg of the team’s 4x1 lap team that placed second at 1:32.63. Other team members on that relay team included David Sigdestad, Brandon Dailey and Baker.
In the pole vault, Mertz placed second by clearing 9-6, while Parsons was third at 9-0 and Sigdestad was fourth, clearing 8-6. The 4x1 lap team of Parsons, McGee, Mertz and Justin Arengo was fourth at 1:33.88.
On the girls side, McNeel had a big day, winning the long jump with a leap of 16-1, while also winning the 55 hurdles at a time of 9.71.
Moe Mack also had a big day, winning the high jump by clearing 5-2, winning the 55 meter dash at 7.80 and also teaming with McNeel, Malinosky and Destinee Cole to win the 4x1 lap relay at a time of 1:43.80. Rounding out placewinners was Ally Hass in the girls pole vault, who cleared 6-6.
Thursday the team will head to Wyoming for the Speedgoat Meet at Newcastle. The meet is to begin at 9 a.m.
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