Wolf Point Features Two Strong Runners
Quality rather than quantity is the word for Wolf Pointâ€™s cross country program this season. The squad opened its season with practice on Friday, Aug. 12.
At the first practice, Wolf Pointâ€™s boysâ€™ team featured junior Peyton Summers and senior Kelby Bauer. There werenâ€™t any girls at the initial practice.
Summers earned All-State honors by placing fifth at last yearâ€™s state meet with a time of 17:09.61.
Summers placed second in the 3200-meter run and fourth in the 1600-meter run at last yearâ€™s state track meet.
Bauer finished in 69th place with a time of 19:26.83 at the state meet last season.
Bauer is an all-around standout athlete for the Wolves. He plans to also play football this fall. He was voted to the All-Conference second team last basketball season. He also competes in track and baseball.
Last season, Wolf Pointâ€™s boys earned seventh in the team standings at the Class B state meet. Five runners are needed to have a team score.
Wolf Pointâ€™s coaching staff, led by head coach Stacey Summers, encourages more students to come out for the sport. They note that itâ€™s possible for girls to compete in both cross country and volleyball. Eighth-graders can also participate at the high school level this year.
The Wolves will open their season with a home meet on Friday, Aug. 26.