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Pella Boys Repeat as District Champs, Girls Qualify Eight, Finish Second

Posted: Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

Using the word “successful” could be an understatement of what went on yesterday at the Class 3A state qualifying meet in Grinnell for the Pella High track teams. The boys and girls combined for a total of 21 events that Pella will be represented in at Drake Stadium next week. Starting with the boys, they won the meet for their second straight district championship. Chris Brogden, Jordon and Wade Pingel, the 4 x 800 meter and the medley relay teams all won first place in their events. Garrett Jansen, Wade Pingel, Kenny DuPre, Evan Jones, Keegan Fitzsimmons, and the 4 x 100 and 200 meter relay teams all took second, but still won a spot in the state tournament. The Lady Dutch qualified a total of eight events and finished second overall to Solon, and hopefully, for both teams, more will be qualified when all of the other Class 3A qualifying sites’ results come in. Mackenzie Gustafson, Lydia VanEe, Becky Visser, and Jessica Holterhaus all qualified individual events, and the 4 x 100, 200 and 400 meter relays teams are definite qualifiers. A full list of the top two finishers can be found below. The state track meet is next week May 16 – 18.

1st place: (auto qualify)
Chris Brogden 100
Jordan Pingel 400 Hurdles
Wade Pingel 800
4×800 relay, Jordan Pingel, Aaron Houtz, Evan Jones, Wade Pingel
Medley Relay, Brandon Konfrst, Landon Van Dyke, Kollin Schaudt, Aaron Houtz

2nd place: auto qualify
Garret Jansen Discus
Wade Pingel 400
Kenny DuPre 400 Hurdles
Kenny DuPre 110 Hurdles
Evan Jones 1600
Keegan Fitzsimmons 3200
4×200 relay Chris Brogden, Brandon Konfrst, Landon Van Dyke, Ryan Shull (School Record)
4×100 relay Chris Brogden, Nathan Henry, Josh DeWaard, Ryan Shull

1st Place – State Bound
400m Mackenzie Gustafson 60.08
400H Lydia VanEe 66.87
4×100 Klaire Wisniewski, Lauren Manecke, Jessica Holterhaus, Nadine VanZomeren 51.09
4×400 L. VanEe, Larissa Downs, Makenna Bogaard, M. Gustafson 4:06.21
Sprint Med. J. Holterhaus, L. Manecke, N. VanZomeren, M. Gustafson 1:51.96

2nd Place – State Bound
4×200 N. VanZomeren, L. Manecke, Kailyn Hackman, J. Holterhaus 1:47.14
High Jump – Becky Visser 5-01
Long Jump – J. Holterhaus 15-10.50

3rd Place – Good chance
400m – M. Bogaard 61.74

4th Place – Have a chance
100m – K. Hackman 13.53
200m – M. Bogaard 27.86
100H – L. VanEe 16.95
Shuttle – B. Visser, Larissa Michalek, Dayana Pringle, L. VanEe 1:11.57
Discus – Lexi Reynolds 108-02

5th Place – Have a chance = D. Med., the others are probably very long shots.
Distance Med. – N. VanZomeren, A. VanZomeren, L. Downs, Ashley Kirkland 4:29.92
Long Jump – L. Michalek 14-04.25
Discus – Marissa Borgerding 104-06
100H – B. Visser 17.08
100m – K. Wisniewski 13.63
200m – K. Hackman 28.49

Team Scores
Solon 157
PELLA 137
Osky 97
Benton 86
Grinnell 84.5
Williamsburg 66.5
Union 57
South Tama 54