The season came to a close for K-W at the Section 1A meet Thursday at Winona Cotter High School, but not without some exceptional performances.
The girls 400-meter relay team was .01 seconds from the school record in Tuesday’s preliminaries and broke through on Thursday. The quartet of seventh-grader Hayley Lentsch, freshman Rachel Nesseth, junior Taylor Kish and eighth-grader Vanessa Schmidt clocked a 52.62 to to beat the old record of 52.91. They ran a 52.92 in the prelims where they were also eighth.
K-W was one of three teams out of eight in the finals without a senior.
Junior Juliana Boyum broke her personal record in the 100 hurdles. She took fifth with a time of 15.82 and was fifth in the prelims at 16.11.
Lentsch took sixth in the 400 at 1:03.07 and was tops among middle school athletes. She was fifth in the prelims at 1:01.57.
Freshman Josh Schmidt represented the boys by taking seventh in the 200 at 24.18. He was sixth in the prelims at 24.07.
In the team point standings, K-W took 22nd for the boys with three points and 20th for the girls with 11 points.
The future is bright for the Knights as all point scorers from sections and the majority from subsections are eligible to return when K-W’s new facility is ready to host home meets in 2020.