The Pella boys track team beat the weather and the competition winning their second straight meet at Davis County last night outscoring second place Eddyville Blakesburg 126-108 and both the Pella Christian girls and boys squads also performed well.
The Little Dutch had six first place finishes led by Brett Bogaard who won the 100 and anchored the winning 4×200 relay, and Aaron Mason who won the long jump and also ran on the winning 4×200 relay team, other winners included Richie Bales in the 400, Zach Wittenberg in the 1600, and Jon Klein in the 3200. Pella also had several second place finishes including the 4×800 relay, Chris Meyers in the 400 and Dan Borgerding in the shotput. Coach Brent Van Hauen was very pleased with their performances, specifically the improvement shown in field events where they scored 23 points compared to just four points in Friday’s season opener at Winterset. Pella is 2-0 now and will compete at Nevada tomorrow then Knoxville on Saturday.
The Pella Christian girls overcame windy conditions to finish first in six events, winning the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes, as well as the 400 meter low hurdles, 4×200 meter relay and long jump. The meet was cancelled due to lightning and a power outage after the girls 1500-meter run, with the Eagles finishing second in the team standings with 136 points, behind Davis County’s 147.
On the boys’ side, Pella Christian performed well in the relay events, with first place finishes in the 4×800 meter relay and the 1600 meter medley relay. Both coaches for the Eagles said it was a good start to the season for their teams and are now looking forward to meets tomorrow in Grinnell for the boys and Eddyville for the girls.
For complete results for the Pella Christian Girls and Boys teams, click the link below.