Track & Field

2018 Track Schedule

WC-KP Track Teams Looking Forward To Great Seasons

By Carter Schultzen

As the first track meet runs up on the 2018 WC-KP track teams, the coaches have already started preparing the athletes. This year the boys track team has a total of 30 boys. Only seven being seniors. Last year, the boys team lost eight seniors at the end of the year. However, they have four returning state participants: Nick Phelps, Anthony Baird, Eric Hoffman, and Payton Kuchel. The team won nine meets in total last year, including the state qualifying meet and the state meet. Coach Curtis Lilly stated, “We have some good quality runners this year, but we don’t have the numbers we’ve had in the previous years.”

As for the girls, they have 45 girls on the team. Since becoming KP-WC the teams have won 41 meets. The current seniors have been a part of 26 of those first place finishes. There are 11 seniors on the team this year, which is a team record amount. Last year the girls won five meets, placed second in three meets, and three meets were rained out. Last year the girls team sent the 4 x 800, 4 x 200, 4x 100, open 100, open 200, open 800, and discus to state. Every single state participant will be returning this year. Coach Randi Wiese says, “The coaching staff is very pleased with the number of young ladies on our team. It is a mixture of veteren talent and a mixture of young ladies. We are looking forward to a great season.