State Trivia Knowledge
In 2005 the boys’ team qualified to state placing 3rd, three points ahead of Williamsburg. They placed 15th at state that year with Walker Bell their highest finisher, 72nd in 18:21
The last time the girls’ qualified as a team was 2003. Current senior athletes Gracie Eggland, Renee Van Roekel, Kayli Hrdlicka, and Anna Mansueto were members of that team as freshman.
The last time both teams qualified to state, 2001, four siblings of current Varsity team members were participants: Mary Heimstra, Tera Behning, Megan Renaud, and Carson Eggland.
The highest team finish for the boys’ at state has been 7th in 2001. The highest placed individual performance was 14th by Ryan Terlouw in 2002. Three others have placed in the top 20: Tate Behning (15th – 1999), Justin Ouwersloot (19th – 1992), and Jason VanderWeele (16th – 1991).
The highest team finish for the girls’ at state has been 6th in 1999. The highest placed individual performance was 14th by Michelle Pitts in 1992 and Denise Woods in 1988. Two other ladies have finished in the top twenty: Erin VanZee (18th – 1997 and 15th – 1996), and Holly Goodyk (17th – 1995).
Holly Goodyk (1995-1998), Jennfer Dole (1996-1999), and Ryan Terlouw (1999-2002) are the only Pella runners to participate at state all four years of their career.
More to come if I find time