Four more boys hit qualifying marks
Published: Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Four more Custer High School boys track team members qualified for this year’s state track meet by virtue of their performance at the developmental meet held in Rapid City last Saturday.
Brennan Witt, the three-time defending state champion in the 800, won his favorite event with a time of 1:59.50, which automatically qualified him for the meet. Also qualifying for Custer was Clayton Wahlstrom, who cleared 13 feet in the pole vault, good for second place, Logan Burns, who won the 3200 at at a time of 10:01.96, and Israel Parsons, who placed fifth in the 1600 at a time of 4:39.85.
Other place winners for Custer included Angelo Climenti, who won the discus with a toss of 143-7, while also placing third in the shot put at 44-4. Logan Heuer also placed in both of the throwing events, placing second in the discus at 137-3 while placing third in the shot put at 45-0.
Joel Thomsen picked up a third place finish in the 110 hurdles at a time of 15.99, while Adam Baker placed in a pair of events, finishing fourth in the long jump at 19-11 and fifth in the triple jump at 39-9.
Chance Dooley finished in third plae in the 3200 with a time of 11:14.90, and David Sigdestad picked up a fifth place finish in the pole vault at 11-3. Rounding out the Custer placewinners for the boys was Thomsen’s sixth place finish in the 400 at 52.79 and Shane Herman’s sixth place finish in the 800 at 2:06.92.
The Wildcats put together only one relay team for the meet, and that team, the 400 team of David Gaston, David Hernandez, Colton Johnson and Anthony Johnson, finished fourth at 47.31.
Not many female Wildcats made the trip to the meet, but the team did bring home a couple of places. Lauren Esser finished in fourth place in the shot put with a throw of 32-9 3/4, while Julianne Thomsen was sixth in the 400 with a time of 63.07.
This weekend sees the team head to Spearfish Friday for the annual Queen City Invitational. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
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