Boys’ Track: Mount Pleasant Takes Second in Tulip Time Meet

By: Nathan Bloechl — sports@kilj.com

Pella — The Mount Pleasant boys’ track team finished second behind only host Pella at yesterday’s Tulip Time track meet at Pella High School.

Bryce Wilson was the Panthers lone winner, setting a new personal record in the 110m hurdles running a blazing 15.20 seconds. Wilson seems to be peaking at the right time.

Cooper Pullis was runner up in the shot put yesterday, tossing 53 feet, 7.5 inches. Pullis, a Drake Relays qualifier, also seems to be ramping up his performances as May nears.

The other runner up for the Panthers was their shuttle hurdle team of Morgan Van Nyhuis, Jack Johnson, Will Davidson and Wilson.

That quartet ran 1:05.41 for second.

Host Pella scored 223 points for first, while Mount pleasant finished four points to the good of third place Southeast Polk.

In other boys’ track last night:

Mediapolis took five events to finish second in Class A, while Winfield-Mount Union won the Class B title at yesterday’s jam-packed Ekstrand Relays in Wayland, hosted by WACO High School.

Anthony Isley had a big day for Mediapolis, anchoring three winning relay teams while also winning in the long jump, with a long leap on the afternoon of 20 feet.

Washington was the Class A winner with 177 points.

In Class B, Wolves freshman Cam Buffington flashed his explosiveness with a win in the long jump, while their 4×400 team earned a big win.

Buffington lept 19 feet, 9.5 inches, whole the team of Dane Sweezer, Caleb Giese, Buffington and Talon Newton ran 3:40.72 for first.

Winfield-Mount Union also tallied five second place finishers.

New London earned wins in five events but finished eight team points behind the Wolves.

Winning for the Tigers were Seth Bailey in the mile, Josh Catala in the 200, their sprint medley team and Drake Relays qualifier Carter Allen won both the shot put and discus.