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Pella Boys’ Track Runs Away in Meet Number Two

Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

The Pella High boys’ track and field team had a resounding win in Winterset on Friday, conquering the competition and beating second place Norwalk by 88. Pella had a number “one” next to their name in nine different events, including a win by Nathan Clayberg in the discus, Keegan Fitzsimmons in the 3200, Lukas Steenhoek in the 400, Evan Jones in the 1600 and Ryan Shull’s victory in the 200. Jordan Pingel also recorded a first place time in the 400 meter hurdles. The 4 x 200, 400 and 800 meter relay teams for the Little Dutch also were victorious on Friday, who ended up with 150 points compared to second place Norwalk’s 72. Head coach, Brent Van Hauen said that he was very happy with the way the kids competed, and he’s very impressed with the times the team posted despite the little “outside” time they’ve had for practice. The Pella varsity team is next in action at Nevada on Thursday.

Full Results:

From Winterset meet

Nathan Clayberg Discus
Keegan Fitzsimmons 3200
Lukas Steenhoek 400
Evan Jones 1600
Ryan Shull 200
Jordan Pingel 400 Hurdles
4×800 Relay
4×400 Relay
4×200 Relay

Garret Jansen Discus
Matthew Klein 3200
Lukas Steenhoek 200

Team Scores:
Pella 150
Norwalk 72
Mount Ayr 66
Earlham 51
Green County 47
Creston 42
ADM 34
Clarke 29
Martinsdale-St. Marys 22
Nodaway Valley 17
Winterset 10
Central Decatur 8
Chariton 2