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Lady Dutch Strong Even with Spring Break Absences

Posted: Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

With many girls out of town because of Spring Break, the Pella High girls’ track and field team still looked very good at Central’s Indoor Invitational Saturday morning. In the running events, Lydia VanEe finished sixth in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.06 seconds and was eighth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:07. The 4 x 200 relay team of Kailyn Hackman, Larissa Downs, Hilary Brummel, and Jessica Holterhaus also finished sixth with a time of a little over 1:57. In field events, Holterhaus registered a second place long jump distance of 15-06.5, and Lexi Reynolds set a personal record in the shot put with a distance of 29-06.0. Coach Dak Rasmussen said that despite missing a considerable portion of the team, he saw some performance improvements and nice placings. The Lady Dutch are next in action on March 28 at Dallas Center-Grimes.

Full results:
2nd Place: Jessica Holterhaus Long Jump 15-06.5
6th Place: Lydia VanEe 55m Hurdles 9.06
6th Place: 4×200 Kailyn Hackman, Larissa Downs, Hillary Brummel, Jessica Holterhaus 1:57.09
8th Place: Lydia VanEe 400m 67.10

Becky Visser also made the finals of the 55m hurdles (9.56) and Jessica finished 9th in the 200m (28.51). Lexi Reynolds also PRed in the Shot Put (29-06.0).