Track & Field

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By: Ethan Copeland

        This year the KP-WC track and field team qualified two events for Drake Relays, the girls 4x100 meter relay and the men’s shot put and discus.

        The girl’s 4x100 meter relay team included Madison Goodwin, Abby Petersen, Jayde Barto, and Bri Jensen. The team placed 39th out of 80 teams that qualified for Drake. When asked how it felt to run at Drake Relays Abby Petersen said, “It was a whole different experience running down there. The atmosphere was amazing and it felt like we were on top of the world running on the blue oval.”

        Nick Phelps qualified in the shot put and discus for the fourth year in a row. Nick Phelps’s freshman year he placed 20th in the discus and 7th in shot, sophomore year he placed 3rd in the discus and 5th in the shot, and junior year he placed 2nd in the discus and 4th in the shot. This year Nick placed 2nd in the discus and 1st in the shot. Nick says, “I wanted to get two golds

so I’ll have to wait until state track to redeem myself.”

Woodbury Central Track Sweeps LB Meet

By: Nathan Lister

With rain pouring, wind blowing, and clouds overhead, the Woodbury Central boys and girls track teams had their hearts set on victory at the LB track meet, held on April 24th. In the end, both teams collectively won first place at Lawton, making an 8th conference sweep within reach.

Boys head track coach, Mr. Lilly stated, “[the] girls have depth at every spot and they’ve got good talent; the boys had some guys step up and run some PRs for the season.” The Wildcats set various personal records all around the lineup. Ethan Copeland, a sophomore runner stated, “the conditions weren’t ideal, but we all ran very well.”

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.