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Pella High, Pella Christian Girls Track Teams Finish 3-4 at Grinnell

A meet that featured mostly Little Hawkeye Conference girls track and field squads saw a pair of outliers take the first two spots, as the Pella High girls took third and Pella Christian finished fourth in a meet at Grinnell Tuesday evening. The Lady Dutch scored 108 points, 37 points in front of the Lady Eagles. Williamsburg won the team title with 129 points; just four in front of Southeast Polk.

Pella High put a lot of emphasis into dropping their times on relay teams, and it worked, as the Lady Dutch had four of their five golds come in relay events while recording top ten times in Class 3A in a total of three relays. Pella Christian looked strong in a number of events as well, garnering a pair of first place finishes and adding four runner-up performances as well. Both squads will compete against each other again at Thursday’s Tulip Time Relays; hosted by Pella High.

Team Scores:
Williamsburg 129
SE Polk 125
PC 71
Osky 65
Newton 57.5
Grinnell 30
South Tama 3.5

Pella High Leaders:
1st Place:
Long Jump – Jessica Holterhaus
4×200 Meter Relay (Nadine VanZomeren, Lauren Manecke, Mackenzie Gustafson, Katie Sunderman)
4×400 Meter Relay (Katie Sunderman, Lydia VanEe, Mackenzie Gustafson, Nadine VanZomeren)
4×800 Meter Relay (Bailey VandeWeerd, Victoria Kleven, Ashley Kirkland, Madeline Meyer)
Sprint Medley Relay (Jessica Holterhaus, Lauren Manecke, Katie Sunderman, Larissa Downs)

2nd Place:
100 Meter Hurdles – Marielle Gaiser
1500 Meter Run – Hanna Martin
Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Becky Visser, Diana Zabrodova, Larissa Michalek, Lydia VanEe)
Distance Medley Relay (Avis VanZomeren, Lauren Manecke, Larissa Downs, Sarah VanMaanen)

3rd Place:
3000 Meter Run – Hanna Martin
4×100 Meter Relay – (Kailyn Hackman, Lauren Manecke, Jessica Holterhaus, Avis VanZomeren)

Pella Christian Leaders:

1st Place:
400 Meter Dash – Jasmin Schelhaas
4×100 Meter Relay (Sarah Faber, Leah Breon, Kate Van Gilst, Jasmin Schelhaas)

2nd Place:
High Jump – Maddie Fopma
100 Meter Dash – Jasmin Schelhaas
200 Meter Dash – Jasmin Schelhaas
4×200 Meter Relay (Sarah Faber, Leah Breon, Miranda Spurgeon, Kate Van Gilst)

3rd Place:
Long Jump – Sarah Faber