WCA sends Toms and Van Kempen to state, Bulldogs send Himmelspach brothersPublished 9:42am Friday, October 25, 2013
LONG PRAIRIE — The West Central Area Knights cross country team will be represented by senior Alex Toms and sophomore Abby Van Kempen on November 2nd after the pair qualified in Thursday’s Section 6A cross country meet.
Toms placed 10th in the boys meet and Van Kempen finished seventh in the girls. Both teams finished fourth place in the a field of twenty two teams.
The boys team was just short of a team qualification for the state meet, finishing with 114 points which was two behind Holdingford’s 112. The girls scored 130, six points behind Litchfield’s 124.
“Our kids raced their heart outs today and even though we fell short of making it to the state, we couldn’t be more proud of the seasons they’ve had this year,” Knights coach John Van Kempen said after the race.
The Otter Tail Central Bulldog cross country team found individual success at the meet as well. Brothers Luke and Ben Himmelspach will make their third appearance at the state meet after placing fourth and fifth place Thursday.