Prep Track: Davidson Guides Panthers to Win at WBND; Other Results
Will Davidson won the long jump and 110m hurdles as the Mount Pleasant boys’ track team earned the team championships at the 2022 Falcon Relays hosted by West Burlington-Notre Dame yesterday.
Davidson went 21 feet, 10 inches in the long jump — seventh in school history — and then ran 15.50 in the 110m hurdles to claim two golds.
The Panthers went 1-2 in the hurdles with state place-winner Bryce Wilson finishing in second in 15.51 seconds.
Bowen Davis went third in the 400m hurdles, finishing in 1:06.53 capping off a usually strong day for Panther hurdlers.
Isaiah Albright and Mason Sloat finished second and third in the 400m, while Nathan McWilliams was the runner-up in the mile.
The Panthers finished with 160 team points, ahead of Washington, Fort Madison and Burlington in the top four.
In Class B, Mediapolis cruised to the team title followed up Danville and New London.
Anthony Isley ripped the track apart yesterday, claiming gold in four events: 100, 200, 4×100 and 4×200.
Trent Hicks won the 110m hurdles for the Bulldogs, while Logan Rosas was the runner up in the 400m.
New London, who finished third, received wins from Joel Lacy in the long and Kade Benjamin in the high jump.
A state medalist from a year ago, Carter Allen won the shot put and discus for the Tigers, who thoroughly dominated Class B field events.
Danville got wins from Ty Carr in the 400m, with the senior finishing in 53.57. A.J. Bonnesen took home first place honors in the two-mile, crossing the finish line in 9:55.55.
Tonight will be the girls’ event.
Field events will get underway at West Burlington at 4:30 p.m.
College Golf: Tigers Drop Purple Cup to Waldorf
Iowa Wesleyan received wins from Aubrey Duncan and Trace White, Michal Wohlleber and Kenny Tucker and Karli Kirchner and Brevin Wilson but could not overcome Waldorf in a narrow 55-53 loss.
The win secured the Purple Cup for the Warriors in the Ryder Cup style of play.
Kirchner and Wilson rolled to a 12-6 win, the largest margin at the tournament.
Duncan and White and Wohlleber and Tucker both won their matchup 9.5 to 8.5.
Iowa Wesleyan will be right back on the links today as they host their home tournament.
The tournament will be held at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course.
Women’s College Basketball: Joens Heading Back to ISU
Iowa State senior Ashley Joens has announced that she will return to the program for her fifth year.
Joens has a been a four-year starter and stalwart among Bill Fennelly’s frontcourt.
The Iowa City native led the Clones to a 28-7 record this year, averaging 20.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
Her efforts guided Iowa State back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2010.
For her career, she has averaged 18.8 points and 8.6 rebounds.
College Football: UNI Announces 2022 Schedule
The UNI Panther football team will open their 2022 season on the road and spend October in the UNI-Dome.
Panther will be treated to six games in the UNI-Dome. The home season will kick off with Hall of Fame weekend against Sacramento State.
UNI will open the 2022 fall season on the road at Air Force.
It will be the first time the Panthers and Falcons have ever met.
The first Missouri Valley Football Conference opponent will come early against the newest member of the league in North Dakota.
UNI homecoming is set for October 8th against Illinois State.
Panther girls’ soccer vs. Mediapolis at East Lake (4:30 p.m.)
Iowa Wesleyan baseball at Graceland (DH G1 at 2:00 p.m.)