Written by on April 21, 2014 in Sports

The Mt. Pleasant High School girls and boys track teams will be well represented at the 2014 Drake Relays this weekend.  For the girls Leslie Taylor will be in the 100 meter hurdles, long jump, 4×100 relay and shuttle hurdler relay.  Kelsi Phipps will run the 100 meter hurdles, 4X100 relay and shuttle hurdle relay, Hannah Becker is in the 100 meter hurdles, 4×100 relay and shuttle hurdle relay.  Mary Wester in the shot put and discus, Chloe Haffarnan 4×100 relay, Sidney Taylor shuttle hurdle relay.

For the Panther boys, Cole Phillips will run in the 110 meter high hurdles, 4×100 relay and shuttle hurdle relay, Spencer White will run in the 110 meter high hurdles, 4×100 relay and shuttle hurdle relay, Try Magani 4×100 and shuttle hurdle relays, Justin Chalupa 4 x100 relay.  Ben Canby qualifield in the shot put and discus but is away on vacation this week and will not compete.  


The Iowa Wesleyan women’s golf team picked up the win against MacMurray College at the MacMurray Dual on Thursday in Jacksonville, Ill.  It was a tight match, but the Tigers team score of 432 was enough to top the Highlanders who tallied 443 strokes.

IWC’s Jessica VanDorin led the purple and white, finishing second overall.  VanDorin shot a 95 on the 18-hole round.

Katie Myers finished third overall to help lift the Tigers to the win.  Myers round of 104 was five strokes better than the Highlanders’ next best round.

Karla Vietinghoff (114), Whitney Godden (119), and Lauren Grubb (122) rounded out the Tigers’ play.  They finished seventh, eighth, and ninth, respectively.

The Tigers return to action today when they travel to St. Louis, Mo to compete in the Fontbonne Invitational at Forest Park G.C.

The Iowa Wesleyan softball team split a doubleheader with Illinois College Friday.

The Tigers won game one 10-9.  They then fell in game two 8-0 (6 innings).

The Iowa Wesleyan softball team was swept in a two game series by Greenville College on Saturday.  The Tigers fell 3-2 in both games against the Panthers.

The Tigers are now 15-19 overall and 8-8 in the SLIAC.  The Tigers are scheduled to host Principia College today in a doubleheader, starting at 4:00pm at Mapleleaf.



The Tigers’ baseball team was swept by Greenville over the weekend, in a three-game series.  The Tigers fell 3-2, 4-1, and 10-7 to the Panthers.

The Tigers are now 7-23 overall and 6-14 in the SLIAC.  They return to action today when they hit the road to take on SLIAC opponent Eureka College in Eureka, Ill.



The Iowa Wesleyan track & field teams ran Thursday at the Statesmen Relays hosted by William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA.

Anthony Harris stamped his name into the IWC record books on the track.  Harris blazed to a second place finish in the 100m dash, clocking in at 10.83.  That time ranks him #4 all-time at IWC, dipping just under Keith Brown’s time of 10.85 from 2012.  Brown currently runs for the University of Iowa now.

Harris then dominated the 200m field on Thursday, breaking the tape in 22.26 seconds to take the win.  That time ties him with Brown for #4 all-time in the event in school history.

Raul Becerril ran well in the 200m as well, taking third overall.  Becerril’s time of 22.38 just missed the Tigers’ all-time top five list by .05 seconds.

Michael Klostermann continued to have success in the 400m hurdles, picking up his second win of the season.  His time of 56.70 seconds broke the previous meet record.

Jake Ayers also picked up a win, taking the 1500m title.  Ayers ran 4:25.39.

Jonathon Olson had a strong day in the throws for the purple and white.  Olson had an outdoor best in the shot put of 12.36m (40’6.5”) to take 6th overall.  He followed that up with a sixth place finish in the discus and a new personal best of 39.91m (130’11.25”)

Mady Powers set a season best in the throws for the IWC women.  Powers’ throw of (92’4”) placed her eighth on the day.

Allison Miles threw the javelin for the Tigers for the first time this season, placing fifth overall with a throw of (67’9”).

The IWC men’s 4×200 meter relay team will be running this weekend in the college division of the Drake Relays.

The Tigers then compete in their final meet of the season on Saturday, April 26.  They will travel to Illinois College to compete in the True Blue Invitational.  The other SLIAC schools will also be there as the conference will pull results and score the meet separately as well as a SLIAC Conference Invitational.


Two local runners will be competing in the Boston Marathon today.  49 year old Michelle Rossell and 46 year old Dan Holt will be touring the 26.2 mile course.  Rossell qualified with a time of 3 hours 51 minutes, Holt’s qualifying time was 3 hours 9 minutes.



The 2nd Annual 5K Colors of Cancer Run/Walk will be held at East Lake Park, Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, May 4th.  Registration will begin at 1:30pm at East Shelter House.  The race will begin at 3:00pm.  Participants will walk or run through a burst of various colors representing the colors of cancer, wearing a white event shirt or a white shirt of your choice.  A limited number of event shirts will be available for purchase the day of the event. The colored dust is a food grade powder and safe for human consumption, but please wear something to protect your eyes.  This is not a timed event and the run/walk will be held rain or shine.  Registration is $20 per person and can be paid the day of the event.  All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.  For questions, please contact Angie Ackles at 319.931.3874 or email to 


The first golf tournament of the year at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club is the Darrel Brown Memorial Tournament on April 27th at 10 a.m.  It’s a 3 man best shot, entry fee is $60 per team.

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