Pickard Park Cross Country Course
While Pickard Park is a storied cross country course that has been competed on by many athletes, both college and high school, this will be the first time the Pella Dutch have competed there since 2016. The girls team won and the boys team placed fourth in that race.
Pickard Park is a technically challenging course that rewards disciplined runners with solid times. The first mile is a solitary but scenic trek back into the fields and wooded area. A large hill challenges runners in the first mile. The next two miles loop around the same area. This is the course’s flatter and faster section.
Runners who tackle the first mile well will reap the rewards here.
The course winds through classic Iowa farmland and woodlands. The course is even more lovely the later the race is in the fall as fans and athletes can take in the colors of the Autumn foliage.
From a fan perspective…well, bring some running shoes! Navigating the course to see the athletes can be challenging. he start and finish are far apart, so you’ll need to move around to see all the action. Regardless, you’ll see athletes giving it their all on this scenic course.
Devon Browne (11), Canaan Dunham (10), Stephen Gaul (12), Mason Gaulke (10), Aren Hellbusch (11), Noah Schuknecht (10), Nathan Vander Waal (12)
Jack Brown (9), Kaiden Browne (11), Porter Carlton (9), Mars Chapel (11), Jack Conrad (12), MacK Copeland (11), Aaron DeBruin (12), Jacon DeRuiter (12), Shane Earles (9), Eli Ebeling (12), Jonah Ebersole (9), Abner Erickson (10), Henry Gauley (10), Noah Huffaker (11), Aiden Huston (10), Jake Huston (12), Evan Johnston (10), Kolton Messer (12), Alex Mitchel (12), Loic O’Neil (11), Zach Papendick (12), Dane Paulsen (10), Caleb Punt (9), Daniel Rozenboom (10), Asher Schiebout (10), Jordan Shaffer (11), Braden Steenhoek (12), Trevin Sutton (9), Aaron Thatcher (9), Benjamin Thompson (11), Isaac Treimer (12), Caiden Tuel (9), Wyatt Van Dyke (12), Malachi Van Haaften (9), Sawyer Van Wyk (9), Zack Van Wyk (9), Isaac Vandenberg (10), Atticus Vos (12)
Autumn Blink (12), Elsie Brenneman (9), Ruth Dunham (9), Marissa Ferebee (10), Lizzie Neumann (10), Macy Schroeder (12), Raegan Snieder (11)
Nora Ausman (11), Josie Boll (10), Sophia Boonstra (11), Reanna DeVries (10), Rose DeVries (10), Leticia dosSantos (11), Faith Galeazzi (11), Carlyn Henry (10), Avary Hunsinger (10), Kadence Jaworski (11), Cameron Knouse (10), Morgan McAninch (10), Greta Miller (9), Lyndon Norton (10), Tess Paulsen (11), Chloe Punt (11), Juliana Robbins (9), Mara Schiebout (11), Phoebe Schrauben (11), Isabella Smith (10), Abby Teagarden (11), Jacie Trine (11), Kamry Trine (9), Addison Van Wyk (10), Lily VanDusseldorp (11), Lydia Vos (11), Rebekah Wittenberg (10), Emerson Wogen (10)