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Prom Weekend No Problem for Pella and Pella Christian Track Teams at Oskaloosa Relays

Posted: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 6:01 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Andrew Schneider

Despite being shorthanded for prom, the Pella Lady Dutch track team took home another victory Saturday in the 90th annual Oskaloosa Relays.

Head Coach Dak Rasmussen tells KNIA/KRLS News the juniors and seniors competed until midday, when the freshman and sophomores took over and helped the Dutch remain perfect in team meets so far this season.

Pella received 1st place finishes from Elisabeth Jansen in the Shotput, Paighton Malek in the Long Jump, Emily Holterhouse in the High Jump, Metsje Miller in the 100 and 200 meter dash, and the Sprint Medley Relay.

The Pella boys were also shorthanded, and finished fourth as a team. Tyson Wassenaar swept up the throwing events for the Little Dutch. Nick Bernhagen was second in the 3200, Josh Van Dusseldorp was runner up in the 200, and Nick DeJong finished behind Wassenaar in the shotput.

After their prom Friday night, the Eagles boys track team earned the top prize in the Class B races at Oskaloosa for a victory with a team score of 117. Pella Christian had first place finishes from Grant Dunsbergen in the 1600, Eddie Pringle in the 200 meters, and with their 4 x 400 team.

Pella Christian’s girls track and field athletes were edged out by Sigourney in the class B field, scoring 128 points. They did take top honors in a number of events, including: Erica Nikkel in the Long Jump, Morgan Fopma in the High Jump, Lizzy Van Manen in the Shotput, Chloe Morgan in the 400 meter dash, Mary Kate Bandstra in the 200, as well as the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.

Click here for Pella Christian boys full team results, click here for the girls.

Both Pella and Pella Christian will travel to Eagle Lane Tuesday for the annual P.C. meet.

FULL RESULTS (Pella girls):

1st place
Shot Put Elisabeth Jansen 36-08.5
Long Jump Paighton Malek 16-06.5
High Jump Emily Holterhaus 5-00.0
SMR Thoreson, Malek, Vos, A. Pingel 1:55.06
100m Metsje Miller 14.07
200m Metsje Miller 28.99

2nd place
Shot Put Alex Hackett 35-08.5
Discus Elly Cairney 103-04
400m Lindsey Blommers 64.07
100H Emily Holterhaus 18.4
800m Caroline McMartin 2:32.52
200m Lindsey Blommers 29.22
4×800 McMartin, Phelps, K. Blommers, VanMaanen 10:45.97
DMR Miller, Holterhaus, Schulte, K. Blommers
4×400 McMartin, Schulte, Holterhaus, L. Blommers 4:21.92

3rd place
3000m Tess Roorda 11:28.93
100m Lisa Dykstra 14.35
400m Lisa Dykstra 67.6

6th place
1500m Tirzah Wittenberg 5:55.74

Class B
1st place
Shot Put Kaeleigh DeWaard 34-10

2nd place
Discus Kaeleigh DeWaard 93-05
3000m Ellie Roorda 13:36.85
200m Lisa Dykstra 29.44

3rd place
1500m Ellie Roorda 6:28.9

Team Scores
Class A
PELLA 151
Ottumwa 130
Albia 101
Osky 100
Grinnell 86
Newton 29

Class B
Sigourney 133
PC 128
Eddyville 92
Ottumwa B 53
Osky B 43
Pella B 42
Centerville 17
Albia B 11