Prep Track: Mount Pleasant Qualifies Several for State Track and Field Meet

The Mount Pleasant track and field team will be sending several to the 2022 State Track and Field Championships next week.

The Panthers, who hosted a Class 3A state qualifying meet at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex, faired well despite record high temperatures.

Starting the day off right was Kenna Lamm, who clinched a first place finish in the 100m dash, winning in 13.18 seconds. Lamm beat out Assumption senior Alaina McConnell.

Panther senior Abby Blint was electric yesterday. Despite a seventh place finish in the 1,500m run, Blint rolled to a win in the 3,000m run, crossing the finish line in 11:40.25.

Iowa State recruit Jadan Brumbaugh was up to her usual tricks in field events, with easy wins in the shot put and discus.

Brumbaugh went 48 feet, 4.25 inches in the shot, while going 134 feet, 1 inch in the discus.

On the boys’ side, Will Davidson continued his strong season — qualifying for three separate events.

Davidson went 22.52 to finish as runner up in the 200m dash, he coupled that with a 15.18 in the 110m hurdles and a runner up finish in the long jump.

Panther junior Isaac Jerrel is also headed to the state meet.

Jerrell was a runner up to Brayden Hartman of Washington in the shot put with a heave of 48 feet, 9.5 inches.

Prep Track: New London Boys Capture SQM Team Title

The New London Tiger boys’ track team are state qualifying meet team champions.

The Tigers got supreme performances up and down their lineup en route to the win yesterday at Sigourney.

Automatic qualifiers for New London include:

  • Kade Benjamin – High Jump
  • Carter Allen – Discus
  • Carter Allen – Shot Put
  • Alexander Julian – 3,200m
  • Seth Bailey – 1,600m
  • Rylan Martin – 800m
  • 4×100 relay (Boden Pickle, Reann Seberg, Joel Lacy and Josh Catala)
  • 4×400 relay (Rylan Martin, Kaden Benjamin, Reann Seberg, Alexander Julian)
  • 4×800 relay (Rylan Martin, Alexander Julian, Seth Bailey and Kade Benjamin)

College Softball: Former WMU Star Anderson Named NJCAA Region 11 Pitcher of the Year

Freshman Madie Anderson (Mt. Pleasant, IA/Winfield Mt. Union) of the Indian Hills Softball team has been named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XI DI Softball Pitcher of the Year, announced by the the conference office on Wednesday.

Anderson has also been named to the NJCAA All-Region XI First-Team, becoming the fourth Warrior to earn Pitcher of the Year honors since 2017.

The former Winfield-Mount Union ace led the Warriors to its most team wins since 2006 after posting a team-high 17 wins in the circle.

Anderson tossed seven complete games on the year, including three shutouts.

The freshman pitched a team-high 105.0 innings on the year and posted a 2.20 earned run average. Anderson struck out a team-high 129 batters while issuing just 33 walks.

Anderson and the Warriors are set to host the NJCAA Midwest District Tournament at R.L. Hellyer Field on May 14 against Crowder College (MO).

The best-of-three series gets underway at 2:00 PM Saturday with a doubleheader and an if necessary game on Sunday, May 15.

College Sports: Wesleyan Hosting Fundraising Golf Tournament

The Iowa Wesleyan University Athletics Department has announced the return of the Tiger Athletics Golf Outing, which will take place at the Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course in Fort Madison, Iowa on July 29th, 2022.

The funds that are raised from this year’s golf outing will go directly toward the renovation and relocation of the Iowa Wesleyan weight room on campus.

To register for the event, you can log on to