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Girls Cross Country Takes RPAC

Even though the  temperatures were the most moderate of season, the Wolfking Cross Country Teams’ performances were not as the boys placed fourth and the girls took championship honors.

According to Coach Jennifer Kaps, it was a great day to run.  “The kids were mentally tough today. They were able to get past the weather.  All team members performed with a great amount of heart and determination. They accomplished the goals they had set for themselves. All were able to achieve season personal bests, and some even performed with career bests.”

Leading the way for the girls in their championship performance was sophomore runner Trista Callahan who placed 7th out of a field of 36 runners and a time of 23:41.48.  Other placers were Olivia O’Clair and Marley Gonzalez who placed 11th and 12th respectively, and Natalie Johnson who placed 15th. Atlee High finished just out of the medal contention in 17th place.

For the boys, senior Austin Long was the lone Wolfking placer with a ninth place finish from a field of 45, and a time of 18:59.4.  Landon Andersen and Josiah Zeigler had great performances but just missed placing, finishing 16th and 17th respectively. Isaiah Schwarz finished in 23rd, Brian Hemmele came in 29th and Caleb Lopez in 35th.

“We were really excited for the kids, and their performances today,” commented Coach Kaps.  


The Bertrand Vikings 2018 fall sports are underway and this year’s Wolfkings cross country team is bringing back seniors Atlee High, Olivia O’clair, Austin Long, and manager Kassidy Drain. Juniors Marley Gonzalez, Cailey Grabenstein, Natalie Johnson, Isaiah Schwarz, and sophomores Trista Callahan and Landon Andersen, round out the returning runners from last year’s team after losing 4 seniors last season. With the addition of junior Grace Straight, and senior boys Brian Hemmele and Joesiah Zeiger, the team looks to have another successful season. They have a good group of strong runners and are looking forward to seeing how they place.

This year the Wolfkings will have 6 meets before the conference meet on October 4th. The RPAC Conference meet will be held in Alma. The first meet of the season will take place in Gibbon on Thursday August 30th.  The district meet location will be announced at a later date.

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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