Black Hills State received a gift of $3,000 in memory of former Spearfish resident and track and field standout, Mark Larscheid.
The family, led by Mark’s widow Mary Larscheid-Christensen, has organized the Annual Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament for the last eight years in an effort to celebrate Mark’s life and preserve his memory.  The proceeds went to benefit the Black Hills State track and field program in the form of the Mark Larscheid Memorial Track and Field Scholarship.

“The Larscheid Golf Tournament is such a great way to honor the memory of Mark,” said Black Hills State Director of Athletic Development, John Kietzmann.  “What Mary has put together is amazing and Black Hills State is so thankful to be a part of such a wonderful event.”

In August 2000, the Larscheid family and the Spearfish community experienced a great tragedy when Mark Larscheid’s life was cut short in an automobile accident in Spearfish Canyon.  Born and raised in South Dakota, Mark and his wife Mary raised their three children – Shane, Summer and Slade.  Mark was a loving husband, father, gifted teacher, dedicated coach and friend.  He set the South Dakota high school state record in the 110-yard hurdles in 14.1 seconds in 1969.