Pella Chronicle


October 23, 2013

PC boys second at the Chariton Cross Country Invitational

Pella Christian saved their best for last. The Eagles ended the regular season with a second place finish at the Chariton Cross Country Invitational last Thursday.

The Eagles scored 49 points, trailing only Davis County with 23 points.

The PC varsity girls’ team was third in a five-team field at Chariton with 83 points. Again Davis County won with 26 points.

Pella Christian also captured both middle school titles. The PC Middle School Girls’ team had 20 points to slip past Chariton with 57.

The PC Middle School Boys’ team had 40 points to win a tight battled with S.E. Warren with 44 and Chariton with 48 points.

Jacob Lensing was second in the varsity 5K race for the Eagles. Lensing ran 17:12. Also cracking the top 10 for the Eagles were Grant Dunsbergen in sixth at 18:09 and Jonathan Beltman in 10th with a time of 18:36.

Marina Shannon had a top 10 finish for the PC Eagles varsity girls’ squad with a time of 17:10, in seventh place.

In JV action the Eagles’ leader was Gabriel Soler in sixth place at 20:10. The PC JV Boys’ were second to Davis County. The Mustangs totaled 18 points and PC had 58.

In Middle School action the Eagles had a pair of winners. Lindsay Breon won the girls’ 1.9 mile event with a time of 15:21 and Nathan VerMeer won the boys’ race timed at 13:16.

PC Coach Jocelyn Meinders commented, “This is always a great meet to end on. It’s a fast course with smaller teams, so we can get great times, great places and run competitively.”

Chariton Invite

Varsity Girls

1. Davis County 26, 2. Centerville 77, 3. Pella Christian 83, 4. Chariton 96, 5. Pleasantville 139.

PC Varsity Girls - 7. Marina Shannon 17:10, 12. Morgan Anderson 17:59, 17. Andrea Carballo 18:20, 20. Damaris Worthington 19:16, 27. Abby Van Soelen 20:19.

PC JV Girls - 10. Brianna Van Donselaar 23:45, 12. Danielle Nardini 23:59.

Varsity Boys

1. Davis County 23. 2. Pella Christian 49, 3. Chariton 99, 4. Centerville 114, 5. Pleasantville 121.

PC Varsity Boys - 2. Jacob Lensing 17:12, 6. Grant Dunsbergen 18;)9, 10. Jonathan Beltman 18:36, 11. Scott Haveman 18:37, 20. Max Shannon 19:28, 24. Samuel Dahm 19:41, 25. Jackson Schelhaas 19:55.

PC JV Boys - 6. Gabriel Soler 20:10, 10. Sam Lensing 20:58, 13. Zach Shen 22:05, 14. Kelvin Ouyang 22:25, 15. David Dykstra 22:46, 16. Alek Vink 22:48.

PC Middle School Girls - 1. Lindsay Breon 15:21, 2. Claire Milligan 15:49, 4. Jacque Lensing 16:33, 5. Josie T Grotenhuis 16:35, 8. Abby Te Grotenhuis 18:38, 18. Hannah Dykstra 28:07.

PC Middle School Boys - 1. Nathan VerMeer 13:16, 4. Noah Van Maanen 14:22, 6. Lucas Bandstra 14:32, 7. Martin Landazurri 14:45, 22. Michael Munoz 17:01, 23. Sam Carmichael 17:49.

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