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Four Events for Lady Dutch Qualify for Drake Relays

Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 6:01 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

You can’t really tell emotion through an e-mail, but Pella High head girls’ track coach, Dak Rasmussen’s joy and exuberance could be felt in every word that said that his team qualified four events for the Drake Relays, the most that he’s had in his 11-year tenure at Pella. The qualified events and participants include: Jessica Holterhaus in the long jump; the 4 x 100 team of Lauren Manecke (Man-Uh-Key), Nadine VanZomeren, Klaire Wisniewski (Wiz-New-Ski), Kailyn Hackman, Jessica Holterhaus and Hilary Brummel; the 4 x 400 team of VanZomeren, Larissa Downs, Makenzie Gustafson, Lydia VanEe, Makenna Bogaard and Hillary Brummel; and the sprint medley relay team consisting of VanZomeren, Downs, Gustafson, Holterhaus, and Bogaard. Holterhaus will compete in the long jump on Thursday, while the rest will race on Friday. KNIA/KRLS Sports will have a full list of all of our area qualifiers this Sunday or Monday, when they are released.