Written by Bob Mattocks
Friday, 20 May 2011
IWC Softball Team Falls In First Round Of NAIA Softball Pool Play…
High School Golf, Tennis, Soccer, And More…
State Track Coverage Continues Today On KILJ…
Third-ranked William Carey (Miss.) run-ruled Iowa Wesleyan – 17-0 in five innings on day one of pool play action at the 2011 NAIA Softball National Championship yesterday in Alabama. The 17 runs scored is four-shy of the all-time single-game championship record and the most since Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) notched 19 during the 2008 event William Carey’s pitching held the Tigers to just a pair of hits. Leigha Strong and Cari Smith each finished 1-for-2 at the plate for the Tigers. Iowa Wesleyan will look to bounce back this afternoon, when they take on Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) in pool-play action.
The Mt Pleasant Girls Tennis Team participated in the Class 1A Singles And Doubles at the University of Iowa Tennis Center yesterday.
For Mt Pleasant – Brittany Medina defeated Jillian Kuyers of Pella Christian 6-1,6-4, and was then knocked out of the Quarter-finals by Jana Wilmik of Camanche 6-0,6-1.
Shelby Barton was also shut down by Kylie Vogel of Camanche 6-0,6-0
In Doubles – the Panthers team of Becca Lehman/Miranda Marlow were defeated by Megan Van Kooten/Paige Engberg of
Pella Christian 6-0,6-2.
And the team of Taylor Beatty/Makayla McClellan were knocked out by Davenport Assumption’s Haley Resnick/Jamie White, 6-0, 6-1
The New London, Holy Trinity Catholic and WMU boys golf teams played in the district at Pleasant Valley yesterday. New London finished 3rd with 354… Holy Trinity tied for 7th with Bellevue with a score of 377… and WMU came in 10th with a 386.
Individually – Micah Alden of New London wound up in a three way tie for 5th place, shooting 81.
Brent Holtkamp shot an 86 for HTC, and Jake Edwards shot an 89 for WMU.
The State Meet will be held at Lake Panorama National Golf Course near Panora.
On the golf schedule today – the Central Lee Boys Golf team plays in the Class 2A District at Geneva Country Club in Muscatine.
The Girls 2A Regional Golf tournament is at West Liberty Monday, Wapello will be competing.
Also on Monday – WACO’s Michaela Kremer will be competing in medalist play in the 1A Girls Golf Regional at Belle Plaine. New London will also be competing in the team competition there today.
STATE Golf Tournaments will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31-June 1.
THE STATE TOURNAMENT SITES:
River Valley Golf Course, Adel (3A-4A)
Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny (1A-2A)
In Girls Soccer action last night – the Mt Pleasant Panthers played hard, but fell in overtime to 12th ranked Burlington 1-0. Mt Pleasant ends the regular season with a 12 & 6 record.
Wartburg College senior Brittany Melloy was tabbed the Iowa Conference’s co-Female Athlete of the Week and women’s track and field track Athlete of the Week Tuesday, May 17.
The Mount Pleasant High School alum had a huge weekend at the 2011 IIAC Championships May 13 and 14. She set a new meet record in the 400 meter hurdles and anchored the 4×400 and 4×800 teams to victories.
The Mt. Pleasant Aquatic Center has announced they will open the pool Monday May 30th, then close during the school week, reopen on June 4th and 5th, then open for the season on June 8th at 1 p.m. Individual pool passes this year are priced at $50, family of five passes are $120 ($5 for each additional family member). Ticket books of ten are $30 and 25 will be $60.
Contact the Rec Department to sign up for swimming lessons and a life guard training class will be held June 9th – 11th for anyone age 15 and over.
The Mt. Pleasant Park and Rec Department has announced several summer sports camps that area youth can register for and attend. Middle School volleyball camp, youth golf for ages 8-14, youth tennis for ages 8-14 and youth soccer for 1st thru 6th grade kids will all be held this summer. Stop by the rec department and sign up or go on line to www.mountpleasantiowa.org for more info. The camps will teach the basics of each sport and team concepts.
The 2011 Mt. Pleasant Panther basketball Camp is going to be held from June 20th thru 23rd. It’s for boys in grades 3-8th and will be held at MPHS from 8:30-11 a.m. Cost is $40 per camper, each additional family member is $25 and a $5 discount for registrations received before June 6th. If you have questions call Paul Rundquist at 931-9901.
State Track and Field Championship Coverage continues today on KILJ… We’ll have reports each hour from Drake Stadium in Des Moines today thru Saturday – to keep you up to date on how area athletes and teams are doing. Tune in to 105.5FM, or listen live at kilj.com.
Here’s a rundown of yesterday’s results:
(through five events)
Girls Class 1A team scoring
1, Griswold 19
2. Woodward-Granger 15
3. Teynor 10
Belle Plaine 10
Charter Oak-Ute 10
7. Prince of Peace 9
Girls Class 2A team scoring
1. Hudson 21
2. Jesup 16
3. Sibley-Ocheyedan 14
4. North Fayette, WU 13
5. Sumner-Fredricksburg 13
6. Logan-Magnolia 10
West Christian, Hull 10
Girls Class 3A team scoring
1. Dubuque Wahlert 32
2. Davenport Assumption 18
3. MOC-Floyd Valley 15
4. Mount Vernon-Lisbon 12
Benton Van Horne 12
Girls Class 4A team scoring
1. Iowa City High 30
2. WDM Valley 18
3. Bettendorf 17
4. Linn-Mar 13.5
5. Cedar Falls 11
Dowling Catholic 11
Boys Class 1A team scoring
1. Madrid 24
2. AGWSR 14
3. Lisbon 10
West Harrison, M 10
W Lyon, Inwood 9
Boys Class 2A team scoring
1. Monticello 29
2. St. Edmond, Fort Dodge 26
3. Durant 16
4. Gilbert 10
6. North Fayette, WU 9
Boys Class 3A team scoring
1. Glenwood 24
2. Bishop Heelan 20
3. Knoxville 17
4. Oelwein 14
5. Central Clinton 12
Storm Lake 12
Boys Class 4A team scoring
1. Southeast Polk 27
2. Cedar Rapids Prairie 20
3. Linn-Mar 16
4. WDM Valley 11
6. Ottumwa 10
GIRLS RECORDS ON THURSDAY — SEVEN
1)Class 2A shuttle hurdle relay — West Fork, 1:05.31 (prelims). Old record
1:06.38, Manson-Northwest Webster, 2009. West Fork’s time is No. 11 on the
all-time list. Note: New records beginning in 2009 with use of 33-inch hurdles.
2)Class 3A 3,000 — Alana Enabnit, Clear Lake, 9:58.45. Old record
10:12.36, Danielle Nowasell, Grinnell, 2008. Enabnit’s time ranks 14th nationally
this year and is 19th on the state’s all-time list. Runner-up Madison Waymire of
Dallas-Center Grimes (10:06.63) and third-place finisher Lauren Benzig of
Solon (10:09.13) also ran under the old record. Benzig was the Class 2A state
cross country champion last fall.
3)Class 3A discus — Dakotah Goodell, Williamsburg, 140-10. Old record
134-4, Katie Brown, Spirit Lake, 2005. Runner-up Katelyn Weimerskirch of Dubuque
Wahlert (140-4) and third-place Chloe Schmidt of Benton Community (139-0)
also topped the old mark.
4) Class 3A high jump — Alexis Conaway, freshman at MOC-Floyd Valley, 5-7
1/2. Old record 5-7 1/4, Tanna Seuferer, Chariton, 2010. Seuferer finished second
5)Class 1A Shot Put — Nicole Dobernecker, Charter Oak-Ute, 42-1 1/4. Old
record, Britta Christofferson, Exira, 41-10 1/2.
6)Class 4A 4×800 relay — West Des Moines Valley, 9:13.88. Old record
9:15.65, Dowling Catholic, 2010. Valley’s time ranks fifth all-time.
7)Class 1A shuttle hurdle relay — Treynor, 1:06.75 (prelims). Old record
1:06.78, Audubon, 2010.
REPEATING: Khanishah Williams of Burlington won the Class 4A high jump for the third straight year, clearing 5-8. She became the first large-school athlete to
win three in a row and the sixth overall. Williams missed three tries at 5-10,
which would have broken her own 4A meet record.
NO CONTEST: Ventura’s Andrea Topping opened a big lead early in the
Class 1A 3,000 and no one could challenge her. Topping won in 10:35.54, more than 20 seconds faster than runner-up Kristen Carmichael of Corning. Carmichael finished in 10:55.84.
IT’S STILL DOWLING’S RACE: Katie Flood has moved on to the University
of Washington, but Dowling Catholic still rules in the Class 4A 3000. Dowling
freshman Karissa Schweizer won the race in 10:03.05, the fifth straight
title in that distance for the Maroons. Flood won the race four consecutive times.
YOUNG FIELD: Drake Relays champion Erin Hawkins of Des Moines
Roosevelt, a junior, led a parade of underclassmen into the finals of the Class 4A 100.
One other junior qualified, along with three sophomores and three freshmen. Of the 24 qualifiers for the state meet this year, there was only one senior — Desiree Davis of Davenport Central.
STREAK BUSTER: Griswold ended Central Lyon’s two-year championship run
in the Class 1A 4×800 relay. With Lauren Moore running a 2:20.7 anchor,
Griswold won the race in 9:35.91.
THOSE TWO AGAIN: West Des Moines Valley’s Lydia Saggau outdueled Iowa
City West’s Molly Leveille to give the Tigers a record-breaking victory in the
Class 4A 4×800 relay. It was nothing new to see those two schools up front. They have combined for 10 of the last 14 titles, five for each school.
TWICE THE LEADER: Des Moines Roosevelt’s Erin Hawkins ran the fastest
qualifying times in the Class 4A 100 (12.27) and 200 (24.65). As in the
100, all of the qualifiers for the 200 finals are underclassmen — four juniors,
three sophomores and one freshman.
A LONG TIME COMING: Belle Plaine runners dominated the 440-yard dash in
the early years of the state meet, winning three of the first five titles — in
1963, 1965 and 1967. But the school went without victory in the race until
Thursday, when Emily Toennies won the Class 1A 400 in 57.32.
HOULIHAN MOVES UP: Sioux City East’s Shelby Houlihan moved into a tie
for No. 8 on the all-time list when she won the Class 4A 400 in 55.52. Houlihan
is the state’s all-time leader in the 800 and ranks second in the 1500. She
shares the eighth spot in the 400 with Hall of Famer Cortney Jacobs of Atlantic.
SIZZLING SPITS: Lydia Saggau ran 2:15.7 on her anchor leg to lead West Des Moines Valley to its record-breaking victory in the Class 4A 4×800 relay. Valley’s Kaitlyn Nelson ran a 2:16.2 leg in that same race.
Benton’s Madison Weekly, the defending champion in the 1500, ran a 2:15.8 anchor in the Class 3A 4×800 relay. Benton finished third in the race.
Alex Wilson ran a 2:15.9 anchor for runner-up Mount Vernon/Lisbon in the Class 3A 4×800 relay.
MOVIN’ UP: Senior Jodi Miller of Sumner-Fredericksburg, last year’s second-place finisher in the Class 2A 3000 meters, moved up to claim the title in 10:37.0.
IT’S A FIRST: Western Christian won its first state championship in the 4×800 relay, taking the Class 2A race in 9:38.03. Sophomore Kim Kroeze anchored in 2:21.5, passing Jesup’s Lindsey Kite in the homestretch and holding on.
YOUNG ANCHOR: Freshman Betsy Duehr was handed a 70-yard lead and stayed
comfortably ahead in anchoring Dubuque Wahlert to a victory in the Class 3A 4×800 relay, the school’s second title in the event in three years.
FAST START: Logan-Magnolia’s Alex Gochenour, who won four events last year, got off to a good start. She turned in the fastest qualifying times in the Class 2A 100 (12.46) and 200 (25.28). Gochenour won those two events in Class 1A last year, along with the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles. The LSU-bound senior has won nine state championships in all — so far.
DAILY DOUBLE: Davenport Assumption swept the top two places in the Class 3A 400 meters with a pair of freshmen. Maddie Irmen won in 56.75 and teammate Rose Ripslinger was second in 57.43. Both have qualified for the finals in the 200.
NEW CHAMPION: Hudson’s Marsa Evers became the first post-Hannah Willms champion in the Class 2A 200, winning in 57.18. Willms, from Dike-New Hartford and now at Iowa State, won the event each of the previous four years.
BOYS RECORDS ON THURSDAY – FIVE
1)Class 3A 4×800 — Spirit Lake Park, 7:49.07, breaking one of the meet’s oldest marks. Old record 7:55.1, Davis County, 1980. The winning time ranks No. 10 nationally this year and is 30th on the state’s all-time list.
2)Class 2A Shuttle Hurdle Relay — Jefferson-Scranton, 58.27 (prelims). Old record 58.41, Eddyville-Blaksesburg, 2010.
3)Class 3A Shuttle Hurdle Relay — Waverly-Shell Rock, 56.88 (prelims). Old record 57.99, Waverly-Shell Rock, 2010.
Note: New records beginning in 2009 with use of 33-inch hurdles.
4)State Meet and Class 4A 3,200 — Kevin Lewis, Ottumwa, 9:05.15. Old overall
meet record, 9:07.06, Wally Duffy, Shenandoah, 1979. Old 4A record 9:07.34,
Stephen Dak, Marshalltown, 2007. Lewis’ time is the 20th fastest in the country
5)Class 1A Long Jump — Nick Efkamp, Madrid, 23-2 1/2. Old record 23-1,
Tim Dodge, Rockwell-Swaledale, 1997.
REPEATING: Connor Smock of Lisbon won the Class 1A 3200 for the third straight year, finishing in 9:36.16 to outkick Taylor Huseman of Manson-Northwest Webster.
Eric Simmons of Madrid won the Class 1A shot put for the second
straight year, throwing 58-11.
Kyle Dunn of Linn-Mar won the Class 4A 400 for the second straight year
in 47.56, which is the fourth-best fully automatic time in state history.
CHARGING LIONS: Linn-Mar’s shuttle hurdle relay team put itself in the
No. 4 spot on the state’s all-time list with a clocking of 57.90 in the
preliminaries of the Class 4A race. Kyle Dunn, who later won the 400 and is the defending state champion in the 400 hurdles, anchored for the Lions.
RARE THREEPEAT: Lisbon junior Connor Smock became just the fifth runner
to win the 3200 three times when he took the Class 1A race in 9:36.16. Smock
was the first to do it in Class 1A since Mark Hughes of Delwood won it in 1973,
’74 and ’75. Only one runner, Rob Brock of Dubuque Senior, has won the 3200
four times. Smock will try for his third championship in the 1600 on Saturday.
TRIPLE CROWN: Kevin Lewis of Ottumwa completed by distance triple by
winning the Class 4A 3200 in a record 9:05.25. Lewis also won the state cross
country championship and captured the Drake Relays high school title in the 3200.
PROMISING RACE: The final in the Class 4A 200 shapes up to be a great
race. Kenny Gilmore of Davenport Central won his preliminary heat in 21.68 and
defending champion James Harrington of Cedar Falls won his heat in 21.69.
Both marks are in the top 15 all-time.
A WEST HARRISON FIRST: Joe Roden of West Harrison became the first
runner from his school to win the 400, taking the Class 1A race in 48.46.
WHO NEEDS THE FAST HEAT?: Not Linn-Mar’s Kyle Dunn. Dunn won the Class 4A 400 out of the second heat last year. Thursday, he won it running in Heat One.The third heat traditionally is the fastest.
SIZZLING SPLITS: Jay Welp ran a 1:55.5 anchor to carry BCLUW to a victory in the Class 1A 4×800 relay.
Neil Flattery ran a 1:53.3 anchor in leading Fort Dodge St. Edmond to the title in the Class 2A 4×800 relay. It was St. Edmond’s second championship in
that race in three years.
Noah Williams of Monticello ran a 1:56.8 anchor in helping his team finish second in the Class 2A 4×800 relay.
Alec Baldwin led off for state champion Spirit Lake Park in 1:52.7 in the Class 3A 4×800 relay. The Indians’ other splits were 1:56.9 by Keith Byers, 1:56.9 by Kayne Feldick and 2:00.2 by Will Norris.
Kyle Wheeler, the Drake Relays champion in the 800, ran a 1:55.0 anchor for second-place Glenwood in the Class 3A 4×800 relay.
REPEATING: Stephen Meyer of Oelwein won the Class 3A high jump for the second straight year at 6-7.
DIFFERENT RACE, SAME FINISH: After going 1-2 at the Class 3A state cross country meet last fall, Glenwood’s Johnny Fuller and Algona’s Ryan McMahon finished the same way in the 3200 meters. Fuller ran 9:16.90 and McMahon finished in 9:17.47. It was first state title in the 3200 for Fuller, who’ll run at Notre Dame next year. He finished strong, covering the last lap in 2:07.
A FIRST FOR DURANT: Caleb Freund of Durant became his school’s first field event champion when he won the Class 2A long jump at 21-8 3/4.
SPARKLING TEAM: Spirit Lake Park assembled a powerful team in winning the Class 3A 4×800 relay. Leadoff runner Alec Baldwin was the 2A state cross country champion, No. 2 runner Keith Byers finished second and anchor Will Norris was fourth. They led the Indians to the team championship.
DOUBLE DUTY: A little more than one hour after anchoring Fort Dodge St. Edmond to a victory in the Class 2A 4×800 relay, Neil Flattery won the 400 in 49.47.
THROWING TITLE: Justin Baker became the second Bishop Heelan athlete to win the discus when he uncorked a throw of 177-11 to claim the Class 3A title. Heelan’s only other champion in the event was Ben LaFleur in 1998.