Faith DeRonde

Oskaloosa's Faith DeRonde earned Elite All-State honors after winning the discus at state this year

OSKALOOSA — The Iowa Track Coaches Association recently released their all-state teams this week with several area athletes making an appearance.

Athletes were selected by class and also by the Elite All-State teams which were the best of all the classes. Five area events made the Elite teams including Oskaloosa’s Faith DeRonde (discus), Pella’s Kody Huisman (shot put), Pella Christian’s Levi Schelhaas (400), Pella’s boys 4x800 and Pella’s girls 4x100.

DeRonde won the 3A girls discus title and also had the best throw at state at 140-1. Huisman won the boys shot put in 3A with a throw of 59-4.75, which was also the second longest at state this year. Schelhaas sprinted to a second place finish in the 2A 400 with a time of 48.53, which was third fastest among all competitors.

In the relays, Chase Lauman, Karl Miller, Josiah Wittenberg and Tony Schmitz ran to a first place finish in the 4x800 with a time of 7:55.14, fourth best at state. The Pella girls quartet of Delanie Reynolds, Roselande Vanderhoff, Marissa Hackman and Emily McMartin sprinted to a second place finish in the 4x100 with their time of 49.11, which was also second fastest at state.

Several other athletes earned all-state honors in their respective classes including Knoxville’s Kieren Nichols in the 400 and the Pella boys 4x400, 1600 distance medley and shuttle hurdle.

Boys

2A

Pella Christian - Levi Schelhaas (400, 48.53)

3A

Pella - Jackson Rozenboom, Reece Thoreson, Tony Schmitz, Karl Miller (4x400, 3:22.29)

Pella - Nolan Clayberg, Quinn Gruver, Karl Miller, Tony Schmitz (1600 Distance Medley, 3:31.77)

Pella - Nolan Clayberg, Reece Thoreson, Brandon Winegardner, Gage Huyser (Shuttle Hurdle, 59.50)

Pella - Chase Lauman, Karl Miller, Josiah Wittenberg, Tony Schmitz (4x800, 7:55.14)

Pella - Kody Huisman (Shot Put, 59-4.75)

Knoxville - Kieren Nichols (400, 49.65)

Elite All-State

Pella Christian - Levi Schelhaas (400, 48.53)

Pella - Chase Lauman, Karl Miller, Josiah Wittenberg, Tony Schmitz (4x800, 7:55.14)

Pella - Kody Huisman (Shot Put, 59-4.75)

Girls

3A

Oskaloosa - Faith DeRonde (Discus, 140-1)

Pella - Delanie Reynolds, Roselande Vanderhoff, Marissa Hackman, Emily McMartin (4x100, 49.11)

Elite All-State

Oskaloosa - Faith DeRonde (Discus, 140-1)

Pella - Delanie Reynolds, Roselande Vanderhoff, Marissa Hackman, Emily McMartin (4x100, 49.11)

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

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