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Pella Middle School Foursome Competes in Jr. High Girls State Track Meet

Posted: Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 6:03 am
Author: Jamie Brockman KNIA/KRLS Sports..Information provided by Susan Canfield


Last Saturday four Pella 7th grade girls participated in the 2010 Iowa Association of Track Coaches, Mike Henderson Junior High Girls State Track and Field meet in Ankeny and brought home three first place finishes.

The 4 X 400 relay team of Jessica Holterhaus, Katie Canfield, Ashley Kirkland and Mackenzie Gustafson placed first in the large school division with a time of 4:32.33 breaking the large school meet record by 4.45 seconds. In addition, Gustafson placed first in the open 400 with a time of 1:05.23 and Kirkland placed first in the open 800 with a time of 2:37.69. Holterhaus and Gustafson also competed in the open 200, placing third and fourth respectively. The 4×400 team also set a new Pella Middle School 7th grade record earlier in the season with a time of 4:29.53.