Oskaloosa.com

April 24, 2013

Grinnell, Pella top at McCormick Relays

By R.D. KEEP
Herald correspondent

OSKALOOSA — Amid rain showers at the annual McCormick Relays, one athlete had a stellar night.

Seventh-grader Avery Van Zee broke three relay records to help Pella to a second-place finish in the team race. Grinnell topped the seventh-grade field with 135 points while Pella was second. Pella outdistanced Oskaloosa 140-101 in the eighth-grade race.

Van Zee won the 100-meter dash in 11.82 seconds breaking a 6-year-old record. He also grabbed the 100-meter hurdles title breaking a 2-year-old record with a time of 15.96. His final win and record came in the 200-meter hurdles with a time of 27.95. He broke the record set in 1992.

Oskaloosa seventh-graders did not win an event, but scored several second-place finishes.

Shawn Harris helped the eighth-grade team winning the long jump with a leap of 17-feet-1-inch. Bennett Spry took the 200-meter hurdle title with a run of 29.24.

The meet ran smoothly until rain and a slight wind moved in before the final three events. The athletes did not allow the weather to deter them from their competitiveness.

McCormick Relays

7th Grade

Team standings — 1. Grinnel, 135; 2. Pella 122; 3. Newton 110; 4. Oskaloosa 73; 5. Knoxville 71; 6. Ottumwa 27; 7. Centerville 20.

8th Grade

Team standings — 1. Pella 140; 2. Oskaloosa 101; 3. Ottumwa 100; 4. Knoxville 69; 5. Grinnell 56; 6. Newton 53; 7. Centerville 38.



Oskaloosa Results

High Jump

7th Grade

9. Jaden VanRoekel 4-4, 12. Tanner DeKock 4-2.

8th Grade

2. J’Vonn Harris 5-0, 7. Jack Moore 4-10, 10. Drew Sams 4-6.



Long Jump

7th Grade

4. Vincent Ramirez 14-9.5, 5. Tucker Nunnikhoven 14-7, 9. Spencer Tucker 13-5.75.

8th Grade

1. Shawn Harris 17-1, 11. Bennett Spry 14-10, 13. Kyler Salazar 14-6.



Shot Put

7th Grade

2. Blake VanVeldhuizen, 31-11.25, 13. Kadin Utterback, 21-11.25, 14. Spencer Little, 19-8.5.

8th Grade

5. Callin Tomlin, 36-3.25, 7. Matt Hynick, 35-6.



Discus

7th Grade

5. Blake VanVeldhuizen, 84-0, 12. Kadin Utterback, 58-5, 14. Josh Nord, 48-5.

8th Grade

6. Callin Tomlin 102-7, 12. Clayton Danner 80-8, 20. John Hirl 59-3.



3,200 Relay

7th Grade

2. Alex DeJong, Jaden VanRoekel, Dakota Durst, Alex Chapman 10:54.50.

8th Grade

2. Drew Sams, Tim VanDonselaar, Addison VanDeWall, Colton Berg 10:15.70.



Shuttle Hurdle Relay

7th Grade

2. Jacob Kime, Keaton DeKock, Alex DeJong, Jaden VanRoekel 1:18.9.

8th Grade

3. Andy Sterner, Kyler Salazar, Jack Moore, Seth Crook 1:18.15.



100 Meters

8th Grade

4. Shawn Harris 13.21, 12. Jose Chavez 14.87, 17. Seth Crook 15.15, 19. Jeb Shaw 15.28, 20. Ian Giese 15.5, 21. Nick Schaffner 15.62, 24. Clayton Danner 16.06, 26. Dominick Smith 16.25, 28. Aiden Reed 16.7, 35. John Hirl 18.8.



Distance Medley

7th Grade

3. Spencer Tucker, Charlie Bandstra, Vincent Ramirez, Tanner DeKock 4:29.0.

8th Grade

3. Chase DeJong, Kyler Salazar, Nathan Lobbrecht, Addison VanDeWall 4:39.43.



400 Meters

7th Grade

6. Zuhayer Mammum 1:05.06, 9. Chase Anderson 1:21.15.

8th Grade

2. Bennett Spry 59.30, 4. J’Vonn Harris,1:02.25.



800 Relay

7th Grade

2. Jacob Kime, Charlie Bandstra, Alex Chapman, Keaton DeKock 2:01.09.

8th Grade

4. Kyler Salazar, Seth Sarver, Chase DeJong, Blake Meislahn 1:53.0.



1,600 Meters

7th Grade

11. Jacob Spears 6:22.0.

8th Grade

4. Colton Berg 5:41.0, 9. Jeb Shaw 6:19.0.



100 Meter Hurdles

7th Grade

7. Jacob Kime 20.59, 8. Nick Reiter 21.08.

8th Grade

7. Andy Sterner 19.03, 10. Blake Meislahn,19.62.



200 Meters

7th Grade

4. Tanner DeKock 28.62, 8. Stephen Terrell 35.15.

8th Grade

7. Blake Meislahn 28.9.



Sprint Medley

7th Grade

4. Spencer Tucker, Keaton DeKock, Vincent Ramirez, Tucker Nunnikhoven 2:04.78.

8th Grade

3. Nathan Lobbrecht, Chase DeJong, J’Vonn Harris, Shawn Harris 1:54.06.



200 Meter Hurdles

7th Grade

4. Zuhayer Mamum 33.31, 8. Jaden VanRoekel 35.58.

8th Grade

1. Bennett Spry 29.24, 6. Jack Moore 31.72.



800 Meters

7th Grade

3. Dakota Durst 2:38.21, 12. Shane Hoven 2:57.

8th Grade

4. Drew Sams 2:38.10, 5. Colton Berg 2:45.15.



400 Meter Relay

7th Grade

4. Vincent Ranirez, Alex Chapman, Charlie Bandstra, Tucker Nunnikhoven 56.78.

8th Grade

6. Nathan Lobbrecht, Andy Sterner, Seth Sarver, Seth Crook 1:01.34.

1,600 Meter Relay

7th Grade

4. Tanner DeKock, Zuhayer Mamum, Spencer Tucker, Alex DeJong 4:38.56.

8th Grade

2. Addison VanDeWall, Shawn Harris, Bennett Spry, J’Vonn Harris 4:12.37.