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Pella High Boys Take First at Grinnell Meet, Knoxville and PC Track Teams Also in the Mix

Posted: Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 6:03 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Riding High on the individual success of their teammate, Zach Buchheit, at the Drake Relays, the remainder of the Pella High boys track and field squad turned in five gold medals Thursday night to win at Grinnell.  The Knoxville boys were close behind, using a pair of top-notch relay finishes to finish third with 75 points, and Pella Christian took 8th place in the team standings with 30 points.  

The Little Dutch earned gold from Austin Fuller in the 100 Meters, Kenny DuPre in the 110 Hurdles and Taylor Cox in the 400 Hurdles; as well as the Shuttle Hurdle and 4×800 Meter Relays.  Knoxville pulled a pair of golds out of the 4×200 and 4×400 Meter Relay teams, while highlights for Pella Christian included another sweep of the jumping events for Derek Van Kooten.

Team Standings:
Pella 140
South Tama 104
Knoxville 75
Newton 63
Grinnell 62
BGM 42
Eddyville-Blakesburg 41
Pella Christian 30

Pella High:

1st Place:
4×800 Relay
Shuttle Hurdle Relay
100 Meter Dash – Austin Fuller
110 Meter Hurdles – Kenny DuPre
400 Meter Hurdles – Taylor Cox

2nd Place:
Discus – Garret Jansen
400 Meter Run – Ryan Shull
400 Meter Hurdles – Jordan Pingel
1600 Meter Run – Evan Jones
3200 Meter Run – Ryan Sievers
4×200 Relay


1st Place:
4×200 Meter Relay
4×400 Meter Relay

Pella Christian:

1st Place:
High Jump – Derek Van Kooten
Long Jump – Derek Van Kooten

3rd Place:
High Jump – Caleb Morgan