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11 Sports TRACK AND FIELD: .Western Christian Wolfpack girls nab 2nd at E-burg Western Christian claims Sibley-Ocheyedan meet earlier during the week By ERIC VICCARO i Editor hulleditor@ncppub.com E MMETSBURG -- Western Christian High School's girls' track and field team won three relays and finished first in three indi- vidual events at the Lady E-Hawk Relays on Thursday. The Wolfpack closed the gap on LeMars in the waning moments of the meet, winning both the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays. But, Western Christian put up 132 points to Le Mars' 132. Nichelle Carney was injured during the week and that forced Wolfpack head coach Dan Kroeze to do some shuffling. "We were as sharp as we have been, but we had a long week," Kroeze said. "We tried a few different events for some runners and we let the jumpers have a night off. They would have scored with only five teams compet- ing." Kroeze was pleased with Keanna Vaandrager's second-place effort into the win in the 3,000-meter run, clock- ing in at 12 minutes, 49.45 seconds. He was also happy with the Wolfpack 4x800-meter relay and sprinter extraor- dinaire Brooke Wolterstorff overcame a 15-meter deficit and won the 4x 100- meter relay. Western Christian's distance medley relay quartet of Jaiden Miedema, Abby Pollema, Kristiann Kats and Shae DeJager also suffered disqualification. In the 4xl00-meter relay, Elissa Jansma, Kayla Gesink, Kenzie Vande Vegte and Wolterstorff won with a time of 51.57. Alissa Pollema and Kim Kroeze joined Gesink and Wolterstorff to win the 4x400-meter relay (4:15.05). Near the opening of the race, Mariah Lammers, Miranda Hulstein, Erika Douma and Anna Vande Kamp teamed up for victory in the 4xS00-meter relay. The foursome clocked in at 10:33.55, including a 2:35.8 split from Douma. Kroeze won the 400-meter hurdles, clocking in an E-Hawk Relays record time of 1:08.36, while Camille Visser was third (1:15.78). Kroeze was also second in the l l0-meter hurdles (17.07). Gesink was second in the 800-meter run (2:25.88) and Douma was fourth (2:36.84). Kayla was also second in the 100 dash (13.32). De Jager added a fourth-place effort in the 200 (29.64). Lammers claimed fifth in the 400 dash (1:06.41). "Kayla had a time under the previ- ous record, set by Stephanie Fykstra, a Western graduate," Kroeze said. Fykstra's previous record time was 2:26.5. The Wolfpack was third in one relay and fifth in two others. Jansma, Boer, Kollis and Vande Vegte clocked in at 1:54.89 for third. Vande Vegte, Boer, Jansma and Josie Kollis clocked in at 2:00.64 for fifth in the sprint medley. The shuttle hurdle relay quartet of Leah Van Tol, Miranda Vant Hul, Kroeze and Visser was fifth (1:15.61). In the field, Robin Vis added a fourth-place effort in the discus, at 79-feet, 10-inches. Wolterstorff shattered two meet records at the Sibley-Ocheyedan meet on Monday, May 2. Brooke raced in with a sizzling time of 12.64 in the i00 dash and 26.18 in the 200 dash. She also won the 400 (1:01.06). The Wolfpack sprint medley, 4x400- meter and 4xS00-meter relay all claimed gold medals. Kroeze, Alissa Pollema, Lammers and Gesink won the 4x800 in ! 0:30.18. Kollis, Alissa Pollema, Kroeze and Gesink won the 4x400 (4:16.88) and the sprint medley group of Jansma, Vande Vegte, Gesink and Wolterstorff was tops in a time of 1:54.54. Team Scores Monday's Meet May 2 At Sibley 1, Western Christian, 130.5; 2, Sibley- Ocheyedan, 112; 3, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, 109; 4, Sheldon, 82; 5, Central Lyon, 70.5; 6, Okoboji, 53; 7, Hartley-Melvin- Sanborn, 24; 8, Trinity Christian. 7 Thursday's Meet At Emmetsburg 1, Le Mars, 136; 2, Western Christian, 132; 3, Spencer, 115; 4, Estherville-Lincoln Central, 108; 5, Emmetsburg, 89 Up-and-down week for WC boys track W01fpack boys take second at Sibley-Ocheyedan meet, but tie for last at Spencer By ERICVICCARO Editor hulleditor@ncppub.com PENCER Western Christian High School's Tyler DeVries and Lee VerBurg both recorded second-place finishes for the Wolfpack at the Spencer Invitational Thursday. Those were the team's best performances. Western Christian and Cherokee both tied with 45 points. Le Mars won the invitational with 137 points, 43 ahead of Emmetsburg. "We were missing some of our key runners due to a choir trip," said Western Christian head coach Travis Kooima. "But, this was a great meet for every- one to get involved and get a chance to run some good times. We had some per- sonal records from a few of our field events." Kooima was pleased with David Kocisko's per- formance in the shot put. Kocisko marked in the shot at 42-feet even, which was good enough for fifth place. In the 4x400-meter relay, Ross Te Slaa ran a solid anchor and helped the Wolfpack finish third, clocking in at 3 minutes, 41.29 seconds. Sam VanGinkel ran the first leg, Kyle Fopma the second and VerBurg the third. VerBurg and Jordan Folkerts went two-three in the high jump. Both marked at 5-10; however, VerBurg had fewer misses at that given height. Te Slaa, VerBurg, Jacob VanGinkel and Kyle Fopma teamed for fourth in the 4x200-meter relay (1:44.10). The Wolfpack had sev- eral fifth- and sixth-place performances for points. Te Slaa, Fopma, VerBurg and DeVries took fifth in the medley relay (3:58.57). Van Ginkel was also fifth in the ll0-meter high hurdles (16.92). Marcus DeWeerd contributed a fifth-place finish in the 1,600 (5:18.35). Patrick Kooima was sixth in the 800 run (2:21.29). Sam VanGinkel was sixth in the 400 dash (57.02). TeSlaa raced in with a sixth in the 100 dash (11.51) and Austin Schut earned sixth in the 3,200 run (12:32.23). The hodgepodge 4x800- meter team of Dylan Vant Hul, Fopma, Kooima and DeWeerd was also sixth (9:31.63). On Monday, Western Christian fared much better with 95 points, 26 behind frontrunner Okoboji. DeVries won both the 800- and 1,600-meter run with respective times of 2:09.12 and 4:57.65. Sam Van Ginkel contributed a gold-medal effort in the 200 dash (23.3) and he was second in the 110 high hurdles (14.4). Drake Van't Hul was silver in the discus, pop- ping a throw of 130-7. Van Ginkel, Lee VerBurg, Te Slaa and Dash DeGroot raced in with second in the 4x400-meter relay (3:36.89). The Wolfpack had three bronze performances. Folkerts leaped to a mark of 5-8 in the high jump for third. Te Slaa dashed in with a time of 11.62 in the 100. Te Slaa, DeGroot, Fopma and VerBurg clocked in with a time of 3:52.34 in the medley relay. Coach Kooima was pleased to see the Wol fpack generate points from field events and with the devel- opment of TeSlaa and Foikerts as young perform- ers on the squad. Team Scores Monday's Meet May 2 At Sibley 1, Okoboji, 121; 2, Western Christian, 95; 3, Sheldon, 92; 4, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, 69; 5, Sibley-Ocheyedan, 63; 6, Central Lyon, 59; 7, Hartley- Melvin-Sanborn, 39; 8, Trinity Christian, 17 Thursday's Meet At Spencer 1, Le Mars, 137; 2, Emmetsburg, 94; 3, Spencer, 85; 4, Estherville-Lincoln Central, 78; 5, Storm Lake, 69; 6t, Cherokee, 45; 6t, Western Christian, 45 'Frustrating' night for BHRV boys, take 7th Still, Nighthawk Alexander claims 800-meter run and team finishes with a pair of silver medals By ERIC VICCARO Editor hulleditor@ncppub.com IOUX CENTER- Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley co-head track and field coach Brian Moser said it was a "frustrating" event for the Nighthawks. Overall, BHRV accumulated 39 points for seventh place at the Siouxland Conference Championships at Open Space Sports Complex Thursday. "It was a frustrating night in a lot of ways," Moser said. "We have yet to run a full line-up at a meet this year due to injuries and other commit- ments. So it is difficult to run relays as strong as we can when we are always filling in one or two guys." BHRV had some highlights, however. Nathan Alexander claimed gold in the 800-meter rtm with a time of 2 minutes, 5.87 sec- onds. Nathan also claimed a bronze in the 400 dash, clock- ing in at 53.79. In the 1,600-meter run, Art Klarenbeek raced in with a season-best time of 4:55.64. The Nighthawk 4x800-meter relay contingent of Alexander, Nate Taylor, Art Klarenbeek and Mike DeRuyter placed second in a school-record time of 8:29.9. BHRV was fifth in three relays and sixth in another. Alexander, DeRuyter, Taylor and Andrew Van Ginkel closed the meet with a fifth in the 4x400-meter relay, clocking in at 3:39.9. Logan Stiens, Kyle Jensen, Taylor and DeRuyter was fifth in the medley relay (3:56.68). Stiens, DeRuyter, Dallas Rozeboom and Jensen claimed fifth in the 4x200-meter relay (1:38.18). The 4xl00-meter group of Stiens, Rozeboom, Jensen and Andrew Van Ginkel clocked in with a time of 47.07 for sixth, earning one more point for BHRV. The Nighthawks didn't score any points in the field. Earlier in the week at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational, the Nighthawks scored 69 points and finished fourth overall. Alexander won the 400 dash (52.86) and second in the 800 (2:09.3). The Nighthawks doubled up in points in the 1,600-meter run as Klarenbeek was third and Randy Boon fifth with respective times of 5:02.2 and 5:17.9. Boon added a bronze in the 3,200 (11:03). J.C. Koerselman added a fifth-place effort in the 400- meter low hurdles (1:02.2) to round out the individual events. In the relays, the Nighthawks took first once, second once and third twice. Stiens, Brandt Van Roekel, Rozeboom and Jensen was golden in the 4x200 with a time of 1:37.9. Alexander, Taylor, Art Klarenbeek and DeRuyter was second in the 4x800 relay (8:30.8). In the closing 4x400 relay comprised of Brandt Van Roekel, Taylor, Alexander and DeRuyter was third (3:39.4) and the 4x100 relay quartet of Stien s, Rozeboom, Jensen and Tanner DeJager claimed a bronze in 47.77. Brandt Van Roekel, Koerselman, Hunter Berkenpas and Waylon Rau placed fifth in the shuttle hur- dle relay (1:08.8). The medley relay group of Stiens, Jensen, Van Roekel and Taylor took fifth as well (4:05.07). The Nighthawk boys and girls will compete in the Iowa High School Athletic Association/Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Class 3A District Meet at MOC- Floyd Valley High School in Orange City tomorrow, Thursday. Thursday's Meet Sioux|and Conference Championship At Sioux Center Team Scores 1, MOC-Floyd Valley, 98; 2, Okoboji, 89; 3, Sioux Center, 76; 4, West Lyon, 71; 5, Central Lyon, 46; 6, Sheldon, 40; 7, Boyden-Hull/ Rock Valley, 39; 8, George-Little Rock, 37; 9, Sibley-Ocheyedan, 33 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley's Art Klarenbeek strides well during the 1,600- meter run, picking up a silver medal in the event for the Nighthawks at the Siouxland Conference meet. -- Photos by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index- Reporter LOCAL AUTO RACING Boyden's Randy Brands won the A,main feature in the stk car class during racing at Rock Rapids Speedway on Friday. -- photo by Jeff Syl swdal t the Sioux county Index-Reporter. IN BRIEF Van Ginkel helps TC score points SIBLEY  Trinity Christian High School's Alex Van Ginket earned a second-place finish in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 59.1 seconds at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational on Monday, May 2. Van Ginkel was also sixth in the 800 run, clocking in at 2:12.02. The 4x800-meter relay team of Colton Hoksbergen, Christophe Slice, Brad Gritters and Van Ginkel took fifth in the event (9:08,32). On the girls' side, Haley Uittenbogaard was third in long jump, marking at 14-feet 3-3/4 inches. Amy Laning added a sixth-place finish in a competitive field in the 3,000-meter run, clocking in at 12:46.34. ! Results from the Kingsley-Pierson meet this past Thursday have not been submitted to the Sioux County Index-Reporter. Trinity Christian's boys and girls compete in the Class IA District meet on Thursday at West Sioux High School in Hawarden. Hershey Relays set for May 14 The 2011 Hershey's Track and Field meet will take place on Saturday; May 14, from 10 am. to 1 p.m. at A.R. Hesla Field here in town. The Hull and Boyden Recreation Departments are co- sponsoring this event. This year, Hull Recreation Director Todd Woelber is requir- ing pre-registration by today so he can speed up running the event on Saturday. Mail or drop off registrations at either the Hull or Boyden city offices. The Hull city office is located on Maple Street while the Boyden city office is on Webb Street. The meet is for boys and girls from 9-14 years old. Events include the 50-, 100-, 200, and 400-meter dashes, the 4xiOO- meter relay, standing long jump and softball toss. Every participant will receive a certificate of completion and the top-3 finishers will earn a ribbon. For information, call Woelber at 439,1501. Outdoor skills day June 10 HAWARDEN  The Sioux County Conservation Board is sponsoring an Outdoor Skills Day for those children ages 8 years old and up. Those under 8 years old may also attend if accompanied by an adult. There will be sessions for shotgun shooting, work with BB guns, archery, fishing, hunting, tracking and using dogs to hunt. The Sioux County Sportsmen's Club and Iowa State University Extension Office are co-sponsoring this event' Free lunch and prizes for every kid. For information and to sign-up, call Sunday Ford at 1-712- 552-3057. COLLEGE NOTEBOOK Softball: Morningside ousts Dordt from postseason Sl CiTY  Morningside eliminated Dordt, 11-4, in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament at the Sioux City Youth Athletic Complex on Friday. Dordt finished the season with a 19-16 record, 13-7 in the league, This marked the final games for former Western Christian High School standout Kassandra Heynen, Western Christian student-teacher Amber Soodsma, Amanda Nikkel and Sarah Seymour. Nikkel took the loss, yielding nine runs on nine hits while issuing just one walk and striking out one as well. Soodsma pitched the sixth and seventh innings. Hailey Huisman delivered a home run in the second inning and Seymour blasted her seventh dinger of the season in the fifth inning, drawing as close as five runs. Morningside outhit Dordt, 11-6, and the Defenders corn- miffed four errors. Dordt defeated Hastings, 3-1, earlier in the day to survive and face Morningside. Heynen sprayed two hits in an 11-0 win over Doane earlier during the tournament. Kroeze meets with success ORANGE CITY  The women's 4xl00-meter relay team of Kendra Kroeze, a sophomore from here in Hull, plus Jenna Brouwer, Crystal Vander Zee and Briana Wubben ran to a scin- tillating time of 47 seconds fiat to set a Great Plains Athletic Conference record and win the event at the league meet on Saturday at DeValois Stadium at Northwestern College. Dakota Wesleyan established the previous league best in 2010, clocking in at 47.63. Wubben also won the long jump (i 9-feet, 0 1/2 inch). Defender Gold Club meet SIOUX CENTER  The Dordt College Defender Gold Club will have its annual golf tournament on Friday, June 24, atThe Ridge Golf Club in Sioux Center. For information, call Dordt volleyball coach and Defender Gold Club president Chad Hanson at 1-712-722-6320. Registration forms are now available. IN NEXT WEEK'S EDITION: A RECAP FROM DISTRICT