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Boys take first despite high heat

Carrie Moore
Published: Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Brennan Witt, center, tries to catch up to other runners during the Spearfish Invitational. Witt’s teammate Israel Parsons, left, is close behind, trying to pass the group. Witt placed fifth in the meet while Parsons placed sixth, just four seconds behind Witt. The boys cross country team took first place at the meet.

 

Despite the extreme heat, the cross country team competed in the Spearfish Invitational where the boys team took first place.
“All of our varsity boys ran this week and they did quite well considering the heat,” said coach Karen Karim.
For the boys team, senior Logan Burns took third place with 16:57 — a very fast time considering the heat. Brennan Witt was the second Custer runner to place, earning fifth place with a time of 17:56. Israel Parsons was close behind Witt in sixth place with a time of 18:00, his first meet in two years. Matt Dvorak rounded out the top 15, coming in 15th with 18:26 as a time.
Patrick Witt was the fifth scorer for the Wildcats, placing 17th with 18:38 followed by Shane Herman in 21st place with 18:54.
“Runners from 11 different schools competed in the race, but only four teams entered enough runners in the varsity race to score as a team,” Karim said. “Some of our kids looked a little better this week and some didn’t run quite as well as last week, but if they keep training and stay healthy, good things are bound to happen.”
In the 4,000-meter freshman race, eighth grader Ben Wahlstrom placed sixth with 16:59 as a time and Logan Block and Jace Woodward came in 13th and 14th, respectively, with only two seconds separating them.
“It was nice to see these younger boys competing so well at the longer distance,” Karim said. “They will be running a full 5K race by the end of the season.”
In the girls race, Tori Glazier placed fifth with a time of 16:59 while teammate Julianne Thomsen finished 19th with a time of 18:35.

Despite the extreme heat, the cross country team competed in the Spearfish Invitational where the boys team took first place.

“All of our varsity boys ran this week and they did quite well considering the heat,” said coach Karen Karim.

For the boys team, senior Logan Burns took third place with 16:57 — a very fast time considering the heat. Brennan Witt was the second Custer runner to place, earning fifth place with a time of 17:56. Israel Parsons was close behind Witt in sixth place with a time of 18:00, his first meet in two years. Matt Dvorak rounded out the top 15, coming in 15th with 18:26 as a time.

Patrick Witt was the fifth scorer for the Wildcats, placing 17th with 18:38 followed by Shane Herman in 21st place with 18:54.

“Runners from 11 different schools competed in the race, but only four teams entered enough runners in the varsity race to score as a team,” Karim said. “Some of our kids looked a little better this week and some didn’t run quite as well as last week, but if they keep training and stay healthy, good things are bound to happen.”

In the 4,000-meter freshman race, eighth grader Ben Wahlstrom placed sixth with 16:59 as a time and Logan Block and Jace Woodward came in 13th and 14th, respectively, with only two seconds separating them.

“It was nice to see these younger boys competing so well at the longer distance,” Karim said. “They will be running a full 5K race by the end of the season.”

In the girls race, Tori Glazier placed fifth with a time of 16:59 while teammate Julianne Thomsen finished 19th with a time of 18:35.

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