KP-WC claims sprint medley title, finishes top 10 in team standings

Monday, May 20, 2019
(Sentinel Photo By Allen Hamil) KP-WCís Jayde Barto runs in one of the teamís relays earlier this season. Barto was a member of the state champion sprint medley team along with Aubree Bell, Madison Goodwin and Erika Kuntz. KP-WC earned the win with a time of 1:50.00. Barto was also a member of the third place 4x400 team which finished in 4:02.56. Other members of that bronze medal team were Kuntz, Goodwin and Paige Kuchel.

DES MOINES ó KP-WC lived up to expectations in the girls sprint medley relay. After entering the state meet with the top time, the group of Aubree Bell, Madison Goodwin, Jayde Barto and Erika Kuntz won by 91-hundredths of a second with a time of 1:50.00. The group is the second straight Western Valley Conference team to win the Class 2A sprint medley title after MVAOCOU won the crown last year.

Shortly after running the anchor leg of the sprint medley, Kuntz had to return to the track in the 800. She ended that race 23rd with a time of 2:33.60 as Sophia Jungling of Aplington-Parkersburg won the race in 2:16.38.

In Fridayís field events, Camrin Baird tied for 10th with a final height of 5-feet. She passed on the opening height of 4-08 and subsequently cleared 4-10 in her first attempt. She was able to clear 5-00 in her final try before missing all three attempts at 5-02. The top height in the event was 5-04.

Emily Kraft took 23rd in the discus a day after placing eighth in the shot put. Her discus throw was 93-06 as Jamie Kofron of Tipton had the winning toss of 140-05.

KP-WC took first place in their section of the 4x200 as Paige Kuchel, Skylar Hannah, Madison Goodwin and Jayde Barto finished in 1:49.93. Their time didnít hold up through the next two heats as they ended 13th overall. Treynor came away with the winning time of 1:46.98.

The KP-WC 4x400 team of Kuchel, Goodwin, Barto and Kuntz won the first heat of the prelims Friday with a time of 4:04.10. Their prelim time was second behind only Western Christian who ran in the third heat and ended in 4:02.59.

Treynor, who had the fourth best prelim time, jumped both the Wolfpack and KP-WC to win in Saturdayís finals with a time of 4:01.88 which was over four seconds faster than their prelim time. The Wolfpack ended 15-hundredths behind the winners while KP-WC scored six points with a time of 4:02.56. The points were part of a 25 point total team score for KP-WC as they finished tied for ninth with Beckman Catholic. WVC rival OABCIG was one point in front of KP-WC for eighth place. Mid-Prairie claimed the team trophy with 49 points.

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