CUSTER, S.D. (KOTA TV)
Custer's track and field team won it's region meet on both the girls and boys side. Now the state tournament is about to begin.
One of the big storylines to watch is senior Tori Glazier. She's going for an insane sixth state title in the 800 meter race. The SDSU commit won the race at state first as a seventh grader.
It's going to be toasty on this side of the state. The Wildcats are hoping to stay cool and continue their hot postseason.
"We've got two boys and two girls in pole vault and it looks like all four of them can place if we have a good day," said Custer head coach Craig Black. "We have a lot of throwers qualified and hoping to get a lot of places out of our throwers. Our distance athletes are looking really good. They're peaking well right now, anywhere from 8, 16, and 32. And then that also gives us strength in the 4x8's the medleys, the 4x4's. Everything's kind of peaking at the right time."
"The vibe's more chill than it is usually, but it's also more intense," said senior Kyle Kobza who will compete in three relays at state for Custer. "I mean after hearing that we both won regions that was just like, yes, now we both got it. It was a great confidence booster."
"It definitely helped me because I got first in my events," said freshman Anna Lewis about the region wins. "It just helped me know I can do really good, and I PR'd and everyone else did super good, and everyone PR'd. We all just know that we can do our best and be the best."
"Most of them are feeling pretty healthy which is, knock on wood, a big thing," said Black. "But we're hoping they can stay healthy and we can compete well."
"Oh it's going to be kind of like a roller coaster," said Kobza. "There's going to be some high emotions and low emotions. but I think overall, at the end of it, it's going to be a great experience for my last state track meet."