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Eagle girls win Class B title at Osky Relays; boys finish third

Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:13 a.m. CDT

OSKALOOSA — Pella Christian’s girls captured the Class B Division title at Saturday’s 87th Osky Relays at Oskaloosa. The Eagle boys landed in third place in the Class B boys’ competition.

The Eagle track teams are at home today, hosting the PC Eagle coed invitational track meet.

Pella Christian’s girls won four relay races as they piled up 153 points for the team championship. North Mahaska was second with 144 points. In the boys’ events, Pella Christian had two individual gold-medal winners to help score 83 points. Woodward Academy won the team title with 151 points and Saydel was second with 119 points.

The Eagle girls also had two individual champions. Kathryn Van Tuyl and Laura Nicholson went 1-2 in the high jump, both clearing the bar at 4 feet, 8 inches. Miranda Nikkel won the shot put with a throw of 30 feet.

Van Tuyl combined with Taylor Bolt, Morgan Anderson and Sarah Meyer to win the 4x200-meter relay race in 1 minutes, 59.94 seconds. Van Tuyl, Meyer, Leah Breon and Christa Veenstra posted a winning time of 1:59.60 in the sprint medley relay race.

In the 4x100-meter relay race, the foursome of Van Tuyl, Meyer, Bolt and Breon combined for the winning time of 54.31 seconds. Anderson, Sydney Faber, Cara Theune and Veenstra took the 4x400-meter relay gold medal in 4:43.74.

Pella Christian’s girls placed second in the 4x800-meter relay race in 11:15.46. Courtney Nikkel, Theune, Alyssa Starkey and Marina Shannon teamed up for that event. In the distance medley relay race, Bolt, Faber, Theune and Shannon posted a second-place time of 5:02.65.

Breon and Meyer ran second and third in 14.32 seconds and 14.35 seconds, respectively, in the 100-meter dash. Breon was second in the 200-meter dash in 28.71 seconds and Anderson placed fifth in 30.88 seconds.

Veenstra posted a second-place time of 1:04.42 in the 400-meter dash, and Alec Breon was fifth at 1:15.89. Claiming second in the 800-meter run was Starkey in 2:45.33 and C. Nikkel was sixth in 2:59.10.

Shannon ran second in the 1,500-meter race in 5:52.36 and Starkey placed third in 6:02.74. Abby Van Soelen took third in the 3,000-meter run in 13:57.01.

Nicholson finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 11’10”. Calise Gritters placed eighth in the shot put, 22’11”, and 10th in the discus, 61’6”.

FOR THE EAGLE BOYS, Joel Larson was the long jump champion with a leap of 19’2 1/2” and Levi Jungling was fourth in the event at 16’10”. Max Shannon won the 400- meter dash in 52.62 seconds and Jungling was seventh in 56.93.

Jake Lensing posted a second-place time of 10:46.06 in the 3,200-meter race, just ahead of Grant Dunsbergen in third at 11:25. Shannon was fourth in the 800-meter race in 2:23.15.

Zach Van Zee ran third in the 100-meter dash in 12.68 seconds and Dillon Branderhorst was fourth in 12.81 seconds. Branderhorst, Jungling, Miles Wichhart and Van Zee combined for the silver medal in the 4x200-meter relay race in 1:38.71. The same foursome placed second in the 4x100-meter relay race in 46.43 seconds.

Eddie Pringle cleared the high jump bar at 5’6” for third place. Pringle teamed with Joel Larson, Colin Straves and Sam Frederickson for fifth place in the 4x400-meter relay race in 4:12.08. Frederickson, Joel Larson, Cody Gritters and Caleb Attema combined for a sixth-place time of 4:35.58 in the distance medley relay.

Van Zee was fourth in the 200-meter dash in 24.90 seconds and Wichhart finished seventh in 26.56. David Dykstra ran fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles in 19.75 seconds and seventh in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:09.68.

Dunsbergen placed seventh in the 1,600-meter run in 5:28.05 and Attema was 12th in 6:13. David Kacmarynski finished seventh in the shot put with a throw of 36’2” and Matthew Vermeer took 12th at 28’5 1/2”. Nate Haveman placed ninth in the discus, 92’3”, and Caleb Roose was 10th, 85’8 1/2”.

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