The Little Dutch boys ran a lighter-than-usual lineup at the Pella Christian track invitational Tuesday night, but still came away with meet victory. Head Coach Brent Van Hauen says the stepping-stone meet was a way to look at how the athletes performed in individual races.
KNIA/KRLS is the one to count on for today’s local sports, and we’re proving that this week with extensive coverage of the State Track Meets at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Keep checking this page for up-to-the-minute updates from the Blue Oval as all of our local athletes try to make it to the medal stand.
Pella and Knoxville have flexed their collective muscles during this 2013 spring season, and their hard work paid off, as a total of 42 events between the two schools were able to move on to compete at Drake Stadium starting this afternoon in Des Moines for the Class 3A state track meet.
Eleven events between the Pella High boys’ and girls’ track teams qualified for the Drake Relays that took place two weeks ago, and both Dutch squads will be trying to get right back to the Blue Oval today when they head to Grinnell for the State Qualifying Meet.
With the warm weather that Drake Relays brought last weekend almost an afterthought now with the recent dumping of snow over our area, there are two big meets coming up next week for the Pella High boys’ and girls’ track teams.
A repeat State Title performance from PCM’s Jordan Van Roekel in the Class 2A 400 Meter Hurdles got the second day of the 2012 Coed State Track and Field Championships off to a great start for the Marion County-area athletes in the field.
Though an official list of the girls and boys State Track Meet qualifiers won’t be available until later this afternoon, it’s safe to say that our local area athletes had a number of very impressive showings at Thursday night’s District Meets.
Today marks decision day for our local track and field athletes, as they’ll put their best efforts forth this evening in hopes of earning a spot in the field at this month’s 2012 Coed State Track and Field Championships.
Cooler temperatures and higher-ranked competition prevented our local high school athletes from having the same degree of success on Friday at the Drake Relays as they enjoyed on Thursday, but 23 total athletes competing in five different events still came away with a number of things to be proud of.