Four more qualify for state

By Jason Ferguson


Four Custer Wildcats punched their tickets to the Class A State Track Meet in four different events at last weekend’s Black Hills Track Classic in Sturgis Saturday.

Among those were Tori Glazier, who qualified for state in her third individual event, as she placed sixth in the 400 at a time of 60.15. Also qualifying was Mallory Delmont in the 1600, as her time of 5:19.77 qualifed her for the state meet was also placing her second in the race.

Julianne Thomsen placed in both the hurdle events for the Wildcats, as she posted a time of 16.32 in the 100 hurdles, good for fourth place, while running the 300 hurdles in 48.49, good for fifth place. The other individual placewinner for Custer was Cassie Bawdon in the discus, as she finished in seventh place with a throw of 105-7.

Two relays placed for Custer, led by the medley relay team of Lexie McQuarrie, Josie Dvorak, Tayler Carlson and Clara Sedlacek, which placed fourth at a time of 4:42.25. The 1600 relay team of Morgan Parys, Sedlacek, Glazier and Delmont finished in fifth at 4:20.82.

Max Oesterling earned his way into the state meet in the 800, placing third at the meet in a time of 2:04.76. Joe Rush put up a qualifying time in the 3200 in placing sixth at 10:17.01.

Reed Ashmore finished in third in the discus with a best toss of 149-3, while Rock Hayford was eighth in both the 200 and 400, finishing in times of 23.7 and 53.52, respectively.

One relay team placed for the Wildcats, as the medley team of EJ Gonzalez, Nolan Patzlaff, Kyle Kobza and Joe Rush placed fifth in a time of 4:00.93.

This weekend the team will break off into two groups, as some of the athletes head to Sioux Falls for the Howard Wood Dakota Relays Friday and Saturday, while others will head north to the Mountain West Invitational in Lead. The latter meet is scheduled for a 9:30 a.m. start.