Athlete of the week: Recap of some of the best the Black Hills had to offer

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We'll start it off at the track where three Black Hills area athletes had stellar years.

Elizabeth Schaefer is one of the most dominant hurdlers in the state and capped her junior year with a first-place finish in the 300 and 100-meter hurdles

Elizabeth Schaefer says, ' Just to have a good start. Especially in the 300 start fast and not save anything for the end. I'm always trying to push out of the block and focus one hurdle at a time.'

Another State Champion this time in the Class A ranks was Saint Thomas More's Jens Christensen who has one more year left to place his name in the record books.

Jens Christensen says, ' By the end of my senior year I want 16"2' which is the state record. "

Coach "I wouldn't be shocked if he got it.'

Onto the third Rapid City High School, the Central Cobblers also had their own state champion in Triple jumper Sage Hagan who brings not just skill to the track but great flow as well.

Sage Hagen says, ' oh-oh definitely that's the biggest thing. If I didn't have my hair, I probably wouldn't be flying like I do.'

Keeping with the Cobblers, Close friends and backcourt mates Kailleb Walton-Blanden and Dylan Hay spearheaded the Cobblers to their best finish and regular season in more than a decade.

Dylan Hay says, ' Coming out undefeated was big for us. a lot of teams, coaches, and media was sleeping on us.'

Walton Blanden " Good 9-0"

Golf closes out this story and the state activities calendar. Belle Fourche Lady Broncs had a strong showing in the State A tournament with a second place finish. However, an incorrect scorecard from Sioux Falls Christian gave the Broncs a championship and Payson Birkeland the top spot on the podium

"The heartbreaking news that Kate was disqualified and her team was now second place. It was humbling for us for how we won, but it really didn't matter. Rules are rules and you can't take away from the state championship.'

Congratulations to all of this year's athletes. I'm Jeff Voss, Black Hills Fox Sports.