Lusk multi-sport senior Jasper Caldera has opted to further his track and field career and signed with Black Hills State University last month.

Caldera was eighth in the discus at the 2A state track championships his sophomore year in 2019. He placed ninth in the shot put that year, as well. In 2018, Caldera was 11th in the shot put. He didn’t get a chance to compete in 2020, as the season was canceled due to the virus.

Caldera told Lusk Herald reporter Corey Griffith, “We went and toured the college and liked what they had to offer, and the coaches were really nice and interested,” he said. “And their facilities are pretty good too.”

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Caldera will continue with the discus and shot put while also learning the javelin and hammer throw at BHSU. The senior was all-state in football during the 2020 season. He’s also a three-time letterman in wrestling. Caldera went 1-2 at 220 pounds in last month’s 2A state wrestling tournament.

Lusk boy’s head track and field coach Jim Lyons raved to the Lusk Herald, as Caldera becomes the third thin clad in four years to move on to the next level. “It’s such an individual sport, but track is the basis for every other sport you do because you’re running, jumping, or throwing, and that helps you.” Lyons added, “He’s a great teammate, he’s great in the classroom, and the time he has put in shows in the success in everything he’s done. We’re very proud of him.”

WyoPreps thanks Lusk Herald reporter Corey Griffith for his contribution to this story.

*Story information courtesy of Corey Griffith, the Lusk Herald

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