Track team travels to Spearfish

By Jason Ferguson

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By Jason Ferguson

High school track athletes were treated to a rare warm spring day last Friday in Spearfish, and the Custer High School track team was among those that attended the Queen City Classic that day.
Freshman Josey Wahlstrom had one of the best days for the girls track team, as she placed fifth in both the 200 and pole vault, running the 200 in 27.31 while having a best height of 8-9 in the pole vault. Wahlstrom joined Nancy Falkenburg Brown, Eva Studt and Mallory Delmont to run the 1600 relay in 4:18.57, which was good for third place.
Fellow freshman Kellyn Kortemeyer had another strong day in the throwing events, as she brought home a silver medal in the shot put with a best throw of 39-3 1/2 and a bronze medal in the discus with a top throw of 106-8.
Kadense Dooley picked up a place in the 800 when she finished sixth at a time of 2:35.55, while Mallory Delmont rounded out the individual placewinners for the girls by placing seventh in the 3200 at 12:21.69.
The final place for the Wildcat girls came from the 3200 relay team of Falkenburg Brown, Studt, Ramsey Karim and Alyssa Koffler, which finished in fourth at a time of 10:49.19.
For the boys team, Jace Oesterling placed in a pair of events, finishing third in the 3200 at a time of 10:17.59 while placing seventh in the 800 at 2:10.63. Preston Drew was the only other boy to place individually for Custer, finishing seventh in the 1600 at 4:46.12.
Three relay teams placed for the boys, led by the 1600 team of Daniel Sedlacek, Damon Hartman, Micaiah Grace and Nathaniel Youngblood, which placed second at 3:49.63.
Youngblood was joined by brother Tucker Youngblood, Drew and Pierce Sword to place fourth in the 3200 relay at 8:59.77, while Sedlacek, Grace, EJ Gonzalez and Gage Tennyson finished eighth in the 800 relay at a time of 1:38.79.
The team started its season March 27 with the Rapid City Developmental Meet at Sioux Park in Rapid City.
Kortemeyer got her season started off strong by winning both the shot put and the discus at the meet, with throws of 39-8 3.4 and 113-7, respectively.
The other first place finish came from Delmont, who won the 800 in a time of 2:28.22. She also placed third in the 1600 at a time of 5:34.92.
Wahlstrom placed in a pair of events, finishing third in the 200 at 27.35 while also placing eighth in the pole vault with a top height of 8-3.
Sisters Grace and Anna Lewis finished sixth and seventh in the 100 hurdles, with Grace finishing at 18.18 and Anna at 18.41. The other individual place came from Nicole Johnson in the discus with a best throw of 91-9.
The team had one relay team place, as the 400 team finished in third at 56.82.
For the boys, most of the damage was done in the 1600, where three Wildcats placed. Oesterling brought home a third-place medal in a time of 4:54.03, while Miles Ellman finished sixth at 5:01.47 and Kaleb Wragge was seventh at 5:02.
AJ Kortemeyer placed in both of the throwing events, finishing second in the discus with a best toss of 12-8 while finishing third in the shot put at 41-1.
Dathon Elmore rounded out the Wildcat placewinners when he cleared 11-6 in the pole vault, good for seventh place.
The team has a busy week in front of it, as three meets are on the docket over the next six days, weather pending. Friday is the Rapid City Track-O-Rama at O’Harra Stadium on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines & Technology, while the following day the team will head to Belle Fourche for the Center of the Nation Meet. Those meets start at 9:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively. Tuesday the team is scheduled to travel to Lead for the Mountain West Invitational, which begins at 9 a.m.

High school track athletes were treated to a rare warm spring day last Friday in Spearfish, and the Custer High School track team was among those that attended the Queen City Classic that day.

Freshman Josey Wahlstrom had one of the best days for the girls track team, as she placed fifth in both the 200 and pole vault, running the 200 in 27.31 while having a best height of 8-9 in the pole vault. Wahlstrom joined Nancy Falkenburg Brown, Eva Studt and Mallory Delmont to run the 1600 relay in 4:18.57, which was good for third place.

Fellow freshman Kellyn Kortemeyer had another strong day in the throwing events, as she brought home a silver medal in the shot put with a best throw of 39-3 1/2 and a bronze medal in the discus with a top throw of 106-8.

Kadense Dooley picked up a place in the 800 when she finished sixth at a time of 2:35.55, while Mallory Delmont rounded out the individual placewinners for the girls by placing seventh in the 3200 at 12:21.69.

The final place for the Wildcat girls came from the 3200 relay team of Falkenburg Brown, Studt, Ramsey Karim and Alyssa Koffler, which finished in fourth at a time of 10:49.19.

For the boys team, Jace Oesterling placed in a pair of events, finishing third in the 3200 at a time of 10:17.59 while placing seventh in the 800 at 2:10.63. Preston Drew was the only other boy to place individually for Custer, finishing seventh in the 1600 at 4:46.12.

Three relay teams placed for the boys, led by the 1600 team of Daniel Sedlacek, Damon Hartman, Micaiah Grace and Nathaniel Youngblood, which placed second at 3:49.63.

Youngblood was joined by brother Tucker Youngblood, Drew and Pierce Sword to place fourth in the 3200 relay at 8:59.77, while Sedlacek, Grace, EJ Gonzalez and Gage Tennyson finished eighth in the 800 relay at a time of 1:38.79.

The team started its season March 27 with the Rapid City Developmental Meet at Sioux Park in Rapid City.

Kortemeyer got her season started off strong by winning both the shot put and the discus at the meet, with throws of 39-8 3.4 and 113-7, respectively.

The other first place finish came from Delmont, who won the 800 in a time of 2:28.22. She also placed third in the 1600 at a time of 5:34.92.

Wahlstrom placed in a pair of events, finishing third in the 200 at 27.35 while also placing eighth in the pole vault with a top height of 8-3.

Sisters Grace and Anna Lewis finished sixth and seventh in the 100 hurdles, with Grace finishing at 18.18 and Anna at 18.41. The other individual place came from Nicole Johnson in the discus with a best throw of 91-9.

The team had one relay team place, as the 400 team finished in third at 56.82.

For the boys, most of the damage was done in the 1600, where three Wildcats placed. Oesterling brought home a third-place medal in a time of 4:54.03, while Miles Ellman finished sixth at 5:01.47 and Kaleb Wragge was seventh at 5:02.

AJ Kortemeyer placed in both of the throwing events, finishing second in the discus with a best toss of 12-8 while finishing third in the shot put at 41-1.

Dathon Elmore rounded out the Wildcat placewinners when he cleared 11-6 in the pole vault, good for seventh place.

The team has a busy week in front of it, as three meets are on the docket over the next six days, weather pending. Friday is the Rapid City Track-O-Rama at O’Harra Stadium on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines & Technology, while the following day the team will head to Belle Fourche for the Center of the Nation Meet. Those meets start at 9:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively. Tuesday the team is scheduled to travel to Lead for the Mountain West Invitational, which begins at 9 a.m.