Bluepeak Teams with Rapid City Stevens Sprint Medley
June 14, 2022
Internet Provider Donates $1,000 to Support Record-Setting High School Relay Team Reach Nationals
RAPID CITY, S.D. | June 14, 2022 —
Speed recognizes speed. That’s why Bluepeak sprinted at the chance to help support Rapid City Stevens High School’s sprint medley relay team as it competes at Nike Outdoor Nationals this weekend in Eugene, Ore.
When the relay qualified for nationals in May, the high school put out the call for donations to fund the trip to compete at the meet. Today, Bluepeak donated $1,000 to the team and their coach to facilitate their run amazing run. Bluepeak’s Alex Gire (left), Chris Karn (second from left) and Jake Gabel (right) joined student-athletes Tanner Lunders and Alex Otten, along with their coach Jeff Fierro, for the presentation at Sioux Park. Relay members Simeon Birnbaum and Justin Juniel are not pictured.
“We’re excited to help the relay team compete at the national level and represent the state of South Dakota,” said Rich Fish, CEO of Bluepeak. “We’re a different kind of internet provider that values pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and these young men have shown they do as well. We wish them the best in Oregon!”
The relay currently has the second fastest time in the nation at 3:27.52, which broke a 40-year- old school record by over six seconds and is the second-best time in South Dakota state history. To add to the accomplishment, this is the first time in 16 years Stevens can take a nationally ranked relay team to a national competition.
“A lot of really accomplished athletes have come through our program, so to have another nationally ranked relay that we get to take to that big stage and try to do something special is hard to put words to,” Fierro said. “It’s satisfying. They are all fiercely competitive when you get them on the track. Step off the track, though, and they are just great guys. They are good team leaders that like to lead by example.”
As one of the fastest internet providers in Rapid City, Bluepeak knows what it takes to lead as well. They offer packages starting at one gigabit-per-second (Gbps) of symmetrical bandwidth (upload and download) to residences with a state-of-the-art fiber network. That means
faster speeds, better connectivity, and the bandwidth to connect more devices for internet, streaming, gaming and more.
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