PELLA — Between Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks and the hosting Pella Christian Eagles, the two area boys’ track teams won 12 of the 18 events at Tuesday’s Pella Christian quadrangular track meet. The Hawks and Eagles each won six events.
The Hawks rolled up 97 points to take first place with the Eagles in second with 71 points. Des Moines Christian had 55 points and Twin Cedars had 36 points.
Lynnville-Sully went 1-2 in the 100-meter dash led by Meliek Meyer in first in 11.118 seconds followed by Bailee Samson in 11.483 seconds. Pella Christian’s Zach Van Zee was fourth in 11.753.
The Hawks were 1-2-4 in the 200-meter dash. Payton Haack won the race in 25.267 followed by teammate Brandon Dunsbergen in 25.815. Ross Van Wyk was fourth in 26.517 seconds. The Eagles’ David Kacmarynski was third in 26.258 seconds and his teammate Colin Stevens ran fifth in 26.969.
“We had a very productive night. It was chilly and windy, but our guys came to compete and we saw some very positive things from this meet,” said Lynnville-Sully head coach Mike Parkinson.
Lynnville-Sully’s Darin Hofer took first in the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.204 seconds. Caden Doll was third in 18.849 and Colton Arment placed fourth in 19.079 seconds. Pella Christian’s David Dykstra was fifth in 20.041 seconds.
Hofer was second in the 400-meter hurdles in 59.71 seconds and Engle placed third in 1:03.
The Hawks won three relay races.
Hofer, Doll, Noah Engle and Caden Dunsbergen combined to win the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:05.63. Sage Ehresman, Samson, Doll and Meyer posted a winning time of 46.47 seconds in the 4x100-meter relay. Pella Christian was third in the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:15.03 and second in the 4x100 in 47.63 seconds.
In the 4x200-meter relay race, Lynnville-Sully’s Haack, Meyer, Brandon Dunsbergen and Samson won in 1:36.19. Pella Christian was second in 1:43.54.
Pella Christian’s Jake Lensing won the two longest individual races. Lensing won the 3,200 meters in 10:40.12 and the 1,600 meters in 5:10.49. Eagle teammate Grant Dunsbergen was third in the 3,200 in 11:37.23 and fifth in the 1,600 in 5:29.72.
Lynnville-Sully’s Kuhlmann placed second in the 3,200-meter race in 10;49.99 and Brand was fourth in 12:38.73. Kuhlmann took second in the 1,600 meters in 5:18.46.
Max Shannon of Pella Christian won the 400-meter dash in 55.75 seconds with Lynnville-Sully’s Kyle Van Dyke in third at 59.06 seconds. Pella Christian’s Joel Larson placed fifth in 1:00.86.
The Eagles’ Caleb Attema was the winner in the 800-meter run in 2:30.17. Lauri Ryppo, Lynnville-Sully, placed fifth in 2:58.57.
In the field events, Pella Christian’s Dillon Branderhorst used a leap of 18 feet to win the long jump ahead of Lynnville-Sully’s Hofer, 16’11 1/2”. Eddie Pringle gave the Eagles a top finish in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5’7”. The Hawks’ Ehresman was second at 5’4”.
Pella Christian’s Nate Haveman was second in the discus with a throw of 100 feet followed by Lynnville-Sully’s Engle in third at 89’8” and Van Dyke in fifth at 87’1”. Kacmarynski of Pella Christian placed second in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet followed by Engle in third at 35’5” and Van Dyke in fourth at 34’7”.
“It was a great experience for us to get on a track early on and I thought for this early in the season and what we’ve been able to practice, we did very well,” Parkinson said. “We were overall pleased with the results and even more impressed with the effort of our athletes.”
Pella Christian ran second in the distance medley relay race in 4:28. Lynnville-Sully’s foursome of Ryan Hofer, Van Dyke, Arment and Caden Dunsbergen turned in a fourth-place time of 5:04.
The Eagles placed second in the 4x400-meter relay race in 4:06.48, just ahead of Lynnville-Sully in third at 4:06.64. Running for the Hawks were Van Wyk, Brand, Kuhlmann and Haack.
Lynnville-Sully was headed to Belle Plaine Thursday but the meet was postponed. Pella Christian goes to Knoxville Saturday.