Glazier qualifies for state in 1600
Published: Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Tori Glazier is now officially in the mix to defend her state titles.
Glazier, the defending Class A state champion in both the 800 and 1600, qualified for the 1600 at the Black Hills Track Classic in Sturgis last Saturday, winning the event in a time of 5:20.41. Glazier had already qualified in the 800 earlier in the season.
Julianne Thomsen placed in both of the hurdle events at the meet, winning the 300 hurdles in a time of 47.10, while placing fifth in the 100 hurdles in 15.76.
The 3200 relay team of Thomsen, Matti Kelley, Morgan Parys and Billie Wicks placed second at a time of 10:12.34, while the 1600 team of Parys, Kelley, Wicks and Nykyla Malinosky was third at 4:25.26.
The final girl to place at the meet was Lauren Esser, who was seventh in the shot put at 35-2 1/2.
The boys had another outstanding meet, picking up a pair of first place finishes in field events, with Clayton Wahlstrom winning the pole vault by clearing 13-9, while Angelo Climenti was first in the discus with a best throw of 151-9. Climenti was also sixth in the shot put with a throw of 47-9.
Two Wildcats placed in the 1600, with Logan Burns running a time of 4:37.65, which was good for second place, while Israel Parsons was third at a time of 4:38.20.
Joel Thomsen placed in both hurdle events as usual, finishing second in the 300 hurdles at 41.01, while coming in fourth in the 110 hurdles at 15.37. Paul Climenti also placed in a pair of events, finishing second in the discus at 146-7 while coming in sixth in the shot put at 47-9.
Two more Wildcats qualified for state in the 3200, beginning with Shane Herman, whose tie of 10:24.13 was good for fourth place, while Chance Dooley’s time of 10:24.59 was good for fifth place.
Rounding out the individual placing was Adam Baker, who placed third in the triple jump with a best leap of 40 feet, and Chase Glazier, who finished third in the 800 at 1:59.63.
All five of the Wildcat boys relay teams placed. The 3200 team of Graysen Trandem, Matt Dvorak, Jace Woodward and Burns was second at a time of 8:37.39. Two teams, the 800âï¿½ï¿½(David Hernandez, Wahlstrom, Thomsen, Glazier) and the 1600 (Thomsen, Trandem, Colton Johnson, Wahlstrom) placed third, at times of 1:35.04 and 3:35.12, respectively.
The medley relay team finished in fourth place, as Hernandez, David Gaston, Parsons and Herman combined to run a time of 3:55.44, while the 400 team of Hernandez, Gaston, David Sigdestad and Johnson finished sixth at 46.70.
The “postseason” begins for the Wildcats this week, as the Black Hills Conference takes place Friday in Belle Fourche beginning at 10 a.m. The boys track team will be in search of its third consecutive conference title at the meet.
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