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Wolfkings Season Comes to an End

The Wolfkings had yet another great season. Both teams were able to compete at the state meet. State brought firsts in both the boys and girls teams. Cole Kennedy finished 15th, his first time to ever place at the state meet. After many difficulties in completing the UNK course, Michaela Marcy finished the race, running a time of 2:29.0. Battling minor injuries throughout the season, the Wolfkings had a very good year. The runners were constantly changing positions and encouraging others to keep going.girls cc

The boys placings at the state meet were Cole Kennedy 15th, Brandon Wallander 80th, Ethan Gdanitz 91st, Ethan Orcutt 102nd, Andrew Lauby 110th, and Austin Long 116th.

The girls final placings were Michaela Marcy 49th, Karmen Schmitt 69th, Teagon Edwards 84th, Kara Philips 90th, Courtney Philips 111th, and Alexa Berry 127th.

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Cross Country Teams Earn State Berth

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Pictures provided by Keri Berry and Sheila Philips.

The Wolfking Cross Country Teams each earned a trip to the Nebraska State Cross Country Championships to be held on Friday, Oct. 23 at the Kearney Country Club. The runners competed in district action last Thursday in Arapahoe where the boys crushed the competition, winning the meet by over 40 points over second place Ravenna.  Cole Kennedy took top honors winning the district with a time of 17:58.  Ethan Gdanitz placed 5th, Drew Lauby, 9th, Brandon Wallander 10th, Ethan Orcutt 12th, and Austin Long 14th.

Pictures provide by Keri Berry and Sheila Philips
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Pictures provide by Keri Berry and Sheila Philips

The Wolfking girls finished in second place.  Leading the Wolfkings was Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi in sixth place with a time of 22:58.  Michaela Marcy and Kara Philips placed in 9th and 10th places, Teagon Edwards in 15th, and Alexa Berry in 20th.

Pictures provide by Keri Berry and Sheila Philips

While the coaches have set goals for both teams to finish in the top ten at the state meet,  Senior Cole Kennedy has set the bar even higher. “I just want to do well for my team; it would be fun for all my teammates to medal and for us to bring home a trophy for the school.”

The Wolfkings will compete at the state meet Friday, Oct. 23 at Kearney’s Country Club golf course. The girls will run at 2:00 with the boys to follow at 3:00.


Wolfking Cross Country Teams Earn Runner-up Honors at RPAC

Although both the boys and girls cross country teams were able to place five runners apiece, it wasn’t quite enough to edge out Dundy County-Stratton  for top honors as the Wolfking teams earned the 2015  Cross Country Runner-up titles.

The girls team entered the meet as the six-time repeat champions. The Wolfking team thought that they had once again claimed the title, but because a Eustis Farman/Medicine Valley runner dropped out of the race, the scores were adjusted for the team title.  This  allowed Dundy County to steal away the title by a single point.  Wolfking placers on the girls side of the competition include Michaela Marcy in 4th running 22:36.00, Karmen Schmitt-Phillippi 6th with a time of 22:42.00, Kara Philips 11th in 24:29.00,  Teagon Edwards 12th in 24:45.00 and Alexa Berry 13th with a time of 24:56.00.

The boys also finished with the runner-up title behind Dundy County-Stratton for the second straight year behind the running excellence of the Wolfking runners.  Cole Kennedy, who had finished as runner-up behind Rodger Farr of Medicine Valley for the last two years, was able to claim championship honors this year by defeating Joe Taylor of Cambridge by 43 seconds.  Despite the first place finish, Dundy County claimed 3rd, 4th, and 5th place honors to help outscore the Wolfkings by only 3 points.

Four other Wolfking runners were able to bring home medals.  Brandon Wallander earned the 7th place medal by running 19:28.00 followed closely by Ethan Gdantiz in 8th place in 19: 35.00, and Ethan Orcutt in 9th with a time of 20:08.00.  Ausin Long finished not far behind in 11th place in 20:17.00.

The Wolfkings will compete in district competition next week in Arapahoe on Thursday, October 15 starting with the girls at 4:00 pm.