Saturday, June 5, 2010

WCA track and field program sends two to the Class A state tournament next week

West Central Area junior trackster Beau Kashmark is headed to the State Class A Track and Field Meet in three events, and Kyle Toms has qualified in one event. The two West Central Area student athletes will participate at Hamline University on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12.

Kashmark won the Section 6A championship in the long jump (20-11.25) and triple jump (42-03.25) with personal records in both events and also took second place in the high jump (6-00.00).

Toms was runner-up in the 3200 meter run (10:21.42).

Two other members of the WCA boys track and field team participated in the section meet. Brian Oachs had his personal best performance in the discus (127-00.00), placing eleventh, and John Olhoft was fifteenth in the 1600 meter run (5:04.87).

In the girls competition, Kylee Fernholz just missed qualifying for state as she finished third in the 1600 meter run (5:39.44). The 4 x 800 meter relay team also just missed qualifying, placing second with a season best time of 10:30.15. Members of the relay team are Abby Peterson, Jen Froemming, Jodee Oelke and Holly Vankempen. Fernholz, Vankempen, Froemming and Tee Rudnitski finished fourth in the 4 x 400 meter relay (4:18.65).

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