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CONGRATS to Rylee Wright, Suzanne Putze and KayLynne Bechen - STATE QUALIFIERS!!!

     Congrats to Suzanne Putze, Rylee Wright, KayLynne                  Bechen, Alec Still and Jose Hamman -                      ALL-CONFERENCE!

2015 CC Schedule

 

Date

Meet

Site

Course

Time

8/28/2015

Heelan  

Sioux City

SYA Complex

4:30pm

9/8/2015

Gary Meyer Invite

Brunsville

Prairie Rose Golf Course

4:30pm

9/12/2015

T.Thomas Classic

Holstein

Holstein Country Club

9:00am

9/15/2015

WC Invite

Moville

Meadows

4:30pm

9/17/2015

SC West

Sioux City

SC West High School

4:30pm

10/1/2015

South Sioux City

South Sioux City

Covington Golf Course

4:30pm

10/6/2015

KP Invite

Kingsley

Brookside Golf Course

4:30pm

10/12/2015

OA-BCIG

Ida Grove

Ida Grove Country Club

4:30pm

10/17/2015

WV Conf.

West Monona

Onawa

10:00am

10/22/2015

State Qualifying

Orange City   

Landsmeer Golf course

4:00pm

10/31/2015

State

Fort Dodge

Lakeside Golf Course

11:00am

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Cutlines: L-R Brooke Nettleton, Mikayla Mitchell, Michelle Putze, Sally Gallagher

 

Cross country Season Wrap Up

By Tony Glackin

Another cross country season winds down as sophomores Suzanne Putze, Rylee Wright, and KayLynne Bechen run across the finish line at the Iowa State Cross Country Championships. These three Woodbury Central/Kingsley Pierson cross country athletes put an exclamation point on an already fantastic season.

WC/KP's cross country teams celebrated another successful season as the girls’ team finished second in its Conference, and the boys’ team finished third. “Between the girls’ and boys’ teams, we had 21 runners participate in cross country this year for WC/KP,” says Coach Gallagher in reference to the teams' success. “Both teams put in a lot of time this season, and with many returning, we hope to have continued success.” She adds that although both teams missed the State meet, they still turned in strong performances and “showed the heart” and teamwork synonymous with WC/KP's cross country.

Within the team, 5 girls and 6 boys ran their career best times: senior Brady Meister ran the best time of his high school career, a 22:02. Of the 5 girls, three of them, Putze, Wright and Bechen, finished in the top 30 of 135 runners at the Individual State cross country meet in Fort Dodge; they will return to run for WC/KP the next 2 years.

Among the boys, junior Alec Still came within 2 seconds of his personal record. Five runners from WC/KP earned Western Valley All-Conference honors; the honorees were sophomore Jose Hamman, and Putze, Wright, Still and Bechen. “We will lose 6 seniors (4 boys and 2 girls) who will be greatly missed,” says Coach Gallagher, “but we look to return our 3 State qualifiers for 2 more years.”

The outlook is very good for a WC/KP team that has perennially been a strong contender in the Western Valley Conference. After so much success this season, the athletes look to outdo themselves next season and earn a berth in the 2016 Iowa State cross country meet.

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Katelyn Gebel

Ms. Logan

State CC

6 November 2015

 

With 135 runners in the 2A girls’ field at the 2015 Iowa High School State Cross Country meet Oct. 31 in Fort Dodge, the WC-KP finished well under cold and windy conditions.

 Woodbury Central sophomore Suzanne Putze placed sixth with a time of 19:21; Kingsley Pierson sophomore Rylee Wright placed 26 with a time of 20:18; and WC sophomore KayLynne Bechen placed 29 with a time of 20:24. “Making it to State two years in a row was amazing and sharing it with Rylee and Suzanne is pretty special,” stated Kaylynne Bechen. “Hopefully the next two will go just as good or even better.”

According to Coach Gallagher, these three student-athletes work hard and “have high expectations” and great attitudes all year ‘round, whether they are in class, at practice, or during the off-season.

Coach Gallagher was “very pleased” with the results and says that Suzanne, Rylee and Kaylynne improved from last year, and will continue to get better through the years. “All three of the girls who qualified for the State meet this year are very committed to the sport and are highly driven to succeed,” Coach said. “I feel Suzanne, Rylee and KayLynne deserved this opportunity and I’m glad their hard work and dedication paid off in another trip to State CC.”