(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE - A pair of Billings Skyview runners have signed National Letters of Intent with the DCC Buccaneer cross country and track program for next year.
Garet Hoke leaves his high school cross country career with a personal record time of 17:30.3 from the Billings Amend Park meet this fall. Hoke placed 10th at the Billings City Cross Country Meet and led the Skyview team as team captain this year. He has also held a varsity cross country team spot the last two years at Skyview.
“Garet is such a great kid," said head coach Alex Chase Wolff. "I am so excited for him to join us next year and look forward to his continued improvement both in cross country and track. He is going to be a huge asset to our men’s program in cross country! As a previous high school coach of Garet’s, I have always loved his go getter attitude when it comes to practices and competition, and I am thrilled to have him join this growing program here at DCC!”
“I have run for Coach Chase before and I know that she can push me to improve as a runner," Hoke said. "I also felt so comfortable and like this was exactly where I was supposed to go while visiting Dawson. I am looking forward to being a Buccaneer.”
Emberlyn Gaschk of Skyview has also signed.
Gaschk has been a standout runner throughout her high school career. She has made an appearance at the MHSA AA cross country meet all four years of high school, with three All State finishes during her sophomore (12th), junior (8th) and senior(10th) years. Gaschk has also placed in the top 5 of the Billings City Meet each year throughout high school, and won the city meet this year as a senior.
In track, Gaschk qualified for State as a freshman (3200m) and as a sophomore (1600m and 3200m). She has also competed in the Big Sky State Games Montana Mile as a sophomore. Gaschk will be looking forward to getting back on the track this spring and competing after not being able to compete last spring due to Covid-19.
“I am so excited to continue my running career into college and look forward to continuing to improve and grow as a student and as a runner,” said Gaschk.
“Emberlyn has continued to be a highly competitive runner and I am excited to watch her continue to grow and improve at Dawson over the next two years," said Chase Wolff. "I had the privilege to coach Emberlyn while coaching track at Skyview and am thrilled to have the opportunity to coach her again as she begins her college running career.”
“ I am so proud of all she has accomplished from her three All State places, taking 3rd at the Nike Cross country Regionals, being All City all 4 years of high school, and leading her team at Skyview as a team captain for three years," said Gaschk’s father. "I look forward to watching her excel both academically and athletically at Dawson.”