Written by on April 27, 2013 in Sports

Saturday at Drake the MPHS girls shuttle hurdle relay team ran the 5th fastest qualifying time and did not qualify for the finals at the Drake Relays.  Panthers ran 65.48, Waukee fastest at 63.79, other finalists Valley of West Des Moines, C.R. Jefferson and West Des Moines Dowling.

MPHS boys ran their fastest time of the year in the shuttle hurdle prelims but were 12th fastest overall and did not make finals.

Tommy Thorne will run in the 400 meter hurdles at 2 this afternoon to wrap up the Panther weekend at Drake.


Drake Relays results from Friday:

Mary Wester threw 36’ 6” in the girls shot put and did not make the finals

Justin Dunn of Mt. Pleasant threw the discus 169’ 5” to place 3rd.

In the girls 100 meter hurdle prelims, Kelsi Phipps had the 7th fastest qualifying time 15.79 and made the finals.  Then she ran 15.61 in the finals to finish 6th.  Other hurdle runners who did not make the finals-Leslie Taylor 12th fastest 16.01, Hannah Becker 18th 16.42.

Cassie Kingery of Winfield Mt. union was 17th in a time of 16.37.

In the boy’s 110 meter high hurdles neither M.P. runner got into the finals, Tommy Thorne was 11th in 15.52 and Cole Phillips 30th in 17.01.

MPHS girls 4×100 relay team was 60th.

Former M.P. Panther Miwale Kapande was 19th in the college women’s long jump going 17’ 11 ½” she is a senior at Mt. Mercy.


Drake Relay results from Thursday:

Girl’s long jump-Leslie Taylor Mt. Pleasant high School 4th place 17’7”

Boy’s shot put-Mt. Pleasant had two throwers finish in the top ten, Justin Dunn 5th 54’6” and Emmett Wester 6th 53’10 3/4”

Boy’s high jump-Jeff Giannettino West Burlington-Notre Dame won the Drake Relays title  6’ 8”.  Justin Randall of Burlington tied for 4th 6’ 5”.

3200 meters (boys)-Issac Steffensmeier of Ft. Madison 6th 9:24.


The MPHS boys golf team defeated Keokuk 164-170, Kylie Miller shot 37 for the Panthers to be medalist.  Quinn Daniel shot 39, Kyle Kauffman had a 43 and Jordon Phamsouvandara had 45. 


Mt. Pleasant girls tennis team beat Ft. Madison 7-2.  Winning singles matches Taylor Beatty, Shelby Barton, Ashton Whaley, Emily Hatfield.  Winning doubles matches Beatty and Tasha Glover, Barton and Becca Lehman, Whaley and Crile.


Ft. Madison beat the MPHS boys in tennis 6-3, winning singles matches for the Panthers Chase Higginbotham, Zach Schmitz.  They teamed up together to win the #1 doubles match also.

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