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Four Area Girls Track Squads Compete at Mustang Girls Classic

The girls track and field teams from PCM, Pella High, Pleasantville and Twin Cedars were all in action Monday night for the 13-team Mustang Girls Classic. Divided into two classes, the Lady Dutch took the title in Class A – in front of West Marshall – with 165.5 points; while the host Mustangs took third with 97 points. In Class B, Twin Cedars finished fifth with 66 points; while Pleasantville was a spot back at sixth with 23.5 points. North Mahaska claimed the Class B team title.

Pella High claimed a half-dozen first-place finishes, but really raked in the points by double-scoring in nearly every event. Leading the way for the Lady Dutch were their distance events. The PCM girls had a pair of gold medals, including a win in the 3000 Meters by Rachel Peter, and were near the top of the pack in a multitude of events.

In Class B, Twin Cedars dominated the hurdle events; taking first in the Shuttle Hurdle Relay, along with silver medals from Alee Hugen and Brittany Roby in the 100 and 400 Meter Hurdles, respectively. For Pleasantville, M’Kay Knudsen took gold in the Discus, and the Trojans’ 4×400 Meter Relay team placed third.

Class A
1 Pella 165.50
2 West Marshall 112
3 PCM 97
4 East Marshall 83
5 Colfax-Mingo 71
6 South Tama 48.50

Class B
1 North Mahaska 150.50
2 BGM 135
3 Van Meter 99
4 Lynnville-Sully 90
5 Twin Cedars 66
6 Pleasantville 23.50
7 Montezuma 18

Team Highlights:


1st place: 100H – Lydia VanEe; 1500M – Victoria Kleven; 4×400 (Larissa Downs, Katie Sunderman, Mackenzie Gustafson, Nadine VanZomeren); 4×800 (Beth DeWolf, Sydney Swanson, Bailey Vande Weerd, Madeline Meyer); Distance Medley (Avis VanZomeren, Lauren Manecke, Larissa Downs, Victoria Kleven); Shuttle Hurdle (Becky Visser, Diana Zabrodova, Lydia VanEe, Marielle Gaiser)


1st place: 200M – Lexi Kain; 3000M – Rachel Peter
2nd place: 100M – Mackenzie Clark; 400M – Lexi Kain; Discus – Abbi Gilson; 4×400 (Mackenzie Clark, Courtney Van Houweling, Kelsey Townsend, Lexi Kain);
3rd place: 100M – Jennifer Templeman; 100H – Kelsey Townsend; 1500M – Rachel Peter; Discus – Brilee McWilliams; 4×200 (Mackenzie Clark, Courtney Van Houweling, Emma Williams, Abbi Gilson)

Twin Cedars:

1st place: Shuttle Hurdle (Kassidy Swayne, Samantha Hammann, Alee Hugen, Brianna Wimmer)
2nd place: 100M – Ayla Crosby; 100H – Alee Hugen; 400H – Brittany Roby; Sprint Medley (Alee Hugen, Brooke Dunkin, Kassidy Swayne, Madison Alger)
3rd place: 4×200 (Brittany Roby, Brooke Dunkin, Samantha Hammann, Ayla Crosby)


1st place: Discus – M’Kay Knudsen
3rd place: 4×400 (Augusta Sinclair, Kennedy Core, Lauren James, Abbey Bach)
5th place: High Jump – Augusta Sinclair; 4×100 (Augusta Sinclair, Kennedy Core, Lauren James, Abbey Bach)