Lends His Horse takes talent to BHSU
by Ross DuBray
Dysan Lends His Horse, a 2012 graduate of Cheyenne Eagle Butte, will take his five-state running championships to the next level this fall as he prepares to run for the Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets.
Lends His Horse who won back to back State A Cross Country titles, and back to back 1600 meter track titles his junior and senior years, added a 3200 meter title to his trophy collection this May as well.
Lends His Horse signed a national letter of intent with Black Hills State on July 13, 2012 and will run both Cross Country for Coach Scott Walkinshaw and Track for Coach Seth Mischke.
He made his decision to run for BHSU after visiting the campus and coaches. “I like the area and both the coaches, it’s a good fit.“ said Lends His Horse. He also likes the fact Spearfish isn’t too far from home. Being close to home doesn’t mean he will be idle in Spearfish, as he has already begun conditioning for the first cross-country meet that will take him to Anchorage, Alaska. “I’m pretty excited, ,” said Lends His Horse. Lends His Horse said he’s looking forward to all the traveling and places this new chapter in his life will take him.
In his spare time, when he’s not running, Lends His Horse works as a lifeguard at the swimming pool and has done this for the last three summers. He’s also very active in softball with his team playing in a lot of tournaments over the summer. He enjoys the outdoors and loves to hunt. This love of the outdoors has prompted him to pursue a field in conservation and he will be studying Wildlife and Fisheries at Black Hills State University.
Lends His Horse began running before junior high and would compete in the road races held during the fair and began running cross country in junior high but he also wanted to play football. As he excelled in running, he felt that track and cross-country was a better fit. After five state individual running titles, most people would agree.