Buffalo’s Kendall Tietjen Chooses Track at Black Hills State
Buffalo High School senior Kendall Tietjen will continue her track and field career in college after recently signing at Black Hills State University.
The three-sport athlete has earned four all-state awards in her prep career.
She was a three-time all-state runner in cross country but missed the state championships during her senior season. Tietjen also earned all-state as a freshman in outdoor track in 2019 as part of Buffalo’s state championship 4x800 meter relay. She has qualified for the state track meet in three of her four years. The 2020 season was canceled due to COVID.
In the current 2022 outdoor track season, Tietjen has achieved qualifying marks for the state meet in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.53 seconds. That is the second-fastest time for that event in Class 3A girls. She is also on Buffalo’s 4x100 meter relay that’s qualified with a time of 52.83 seconds. It’s also the second-fastest time in 3A girls this season.
At the 2021 state track championships, Tietjen took fifth in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the 300-meter hurdles. She also ran a leg on Buffalo’s third-place 4x100 meter relay and seventh-place 4x400 meter relay.
In cross country, Kendall placed seventh as a freshman, fifth as a sophomore, and sixth as a junior. Her time of 19:50.02 in Sheridan in 2019 was her best time at the state cross country meet.
Tietjen also played basketball for the Bison. She’s a three-year letter winner and was selected all-conference during her senior season earlier this year. Kendall helped the Buffalo girls’ basketball team to a third-place finish at the Class 3A state tournament. The Bison concluded the season with a record of 16-10.
Black Hills State University is in Spearfish, SD. The Yellow Jackets are in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and compete at the NCAA Division II level.