Cross Country
 Congrats to Ryan Fouts, Halle Still, Amanda Ricard and Brooke Nettleton for being named WVC All Conference -  Girls Team 2nd Place - Boys Team 4th Place 

 2013 WC/KP CC  
8/30/2013 Heelan (Sioux City) 4:30
9/10/2013 Gary Meyer Invite  4:30
9/14/2013 Ridge View (Holstein) 9:00
9/17/2013 WC Invite (Moville) 4:30
9/21/2013 Kuemper Invite (Carroll) 9:00
9/26/2013 Sioux Center 4:30
10/3/2013 South Sioux City 4:30
10/8/2013 Kingsley-Pierson 4:30
10/14/2013 OA-BC-IG (Ida Grove) 4:30
10/19/2013 Western Valley Conference 10:00
(Ridge View)
10/24/2013 State Qualifying Meet (TBA) 4:00
11/2/2013 State (Fort Dodge) 11:00



before race
By Ben Erdmann

The girl’s Kingsley-Pierson-Woodbury Central cross country team ran well Oct. 19 at the Western Valley Conference meet in Holstein.

 The girl’s race started at 10:00 on a cold morning, but the team came through with a second place overall finish, just five points shy of OA-BCIG 36 points, in a tough field of 10 teams.

 “The conference meet was very cold, yet successful;” says WC junior Halle Still. “We had three girls from Woodbury-Central get First Team All Conference.”

Still led the team with a time of 17:40 and finishing third overall; next was senior Sarah Seuntjens, with a finishing time of 18:01 and a fifth place overall; freshman Brooke Nettleton ran with a time of 18:43 and placed tenth.  Also running well for the girls were seniors Amanda Ricard and Cara Shanks, sophomore Michelle Putze, and junior Taylor Arndt.

 “As a freshman, it was an awesome experience to see the team place so well,” says freshman Brooke Nettleton

The K-P-WC boy’s team took fourth place at the WVC meet with OA-BCIG in first, MVAO in second, and Ridge View in third. Leading runners for the team were, juniors Ryan Fouts and Kobey Gray and senior Grady Manker. Also running well for the team were senior Ben Erdmann, sophomore Joe Hayden, senior Adam Sitzmann, and freshman Luis Hamman.

By Ben Erdmann

The future of the Kingsley-Pierson-Woodbury Central cross country team is in its upcoming high school students.

            Students in WC's middle school have the option to run in cross country meets that offer middle school competitions such as for our home meet, a meet in Ida Grove and the Western Valley Conference Meet.

Middle school students who choose to run in competition may practice with the high school team if they desire. The middle school students run after the high school races; middle school races are a mile long and are normally a portion of the high school girl’s route for the high school meet. These meets are good preparation for high school because the middle school students get a feel for what high school cross country is like.

            “It was a good experience,” said eighth grader Kaylnn Bechen. “It helped me learn what I wanted to do for high school sports.”

Coach Gallagher opened up the Moville Invitation home meet to middle school runners again this year. “It lets the kids get a feel for the sport and hopefully they’ll come out for cross country in high school,” Coach explained. 

By Ben Erdmann

It was gloomy weather but a bright finish for the Kingsley-Pierson-Woodbury Central girls cross country team when it finished in first place at the Moville Invite Tuesday afternoon.

The K-P-WC girls cross country team ran well Tuesday. Junior Halle Still led the girl’s team, running a 17:03 and took second overall, freshman Brooke Nettleton placed second for the team with 18:16 and ran eighth overall, and senior Sarah Seuntjens finished third on the team with an 18:30 and eleventh overall. Also running varsity for the girl’s team were seniors Amanda Ricard and Cara Shanks; junior Taylor Arndt; and sophomore Michelle Putze.  

Senior Makenzie Melby stated, “We worked hard and it paid off.”

The boy’s team took third place at the meet. Junior Ryan Fouts placed first on the team by running an 18:38; in second place was senior Grady Manker who ran a 20:14; and junior Kobey Gray finished third on the team with a time of 20:55. Also running for the boy’s varsity team were seniors Ben Erdmann and Blake Lipinski; junior Joe Hayden; and freshman Luis Hamman.

By Ben Erdmann

            It was a cold run for the Kingsley-Pierson-Woodbury Central cross country October 14 in Ida Grove.

            The KP-WC cross country team, despite its many complaints about the weather, ran through rain and in 43 degree weather. The meet’s start was pushed forward when the weather started to deteriorate, though it had been raining all day.

            “Not the most fun or best weather conditions but we tuckered through it together and finished strong,” explains senior Cara Shanks.

The girl’s team placed fourth of nine with 119 points. Key runners for the girls team were junior Halle Still who ran a time of 18:00; senior Amanda Ricard with a season best time of 18:41; and freshman Brooke Nettleton with a time of 19:17.

The boy’s team placed ninth of 11 with 226 points. Key runners included junior Ryan Fouts who ran a time of 18:23; senior Ben Erdmann with a season best time of 20:19; and junior Kobey Gray, who ran in 20:58.