Pella track

The Pella boys track and field team won the Class 3A State Team Title in 2021

PELLA — Pella boys track and field head coach Brent Van Hauen was chosen as the Class 3A Boys Coach of the Year recently by the Iowa High School Track and Field Coaches Association.

Hauen led the Dutch their fourth ever state team title and it was the third time Van Hauen has grabbed the championship since 2013.

Other semifinalists included Jesse Hunt (ADM), Chad Zrudsky (Marion), Ben Robison (Clear Creek Amana), Jordan Sump (Dallas Center-Grimes) and Bill Capaldo (North Polk).

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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