Girls’ Track: Panthers, Pekin Soar to Falcon Relay Win

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

West Burlington — For the first real time in 2021, southeast Iowa caught a glimpse at how good Scott Lamm’s Mount Pleasant Panther girls’ track team might be.

Mount Pleasant throttled the field — and host West Burlington/Notre Dame — tallying up 143.5 points en route to a team victory at yesterday’s Falcons Relays at West Burlington High School.

Panther long distance star Abby Blint — a state cross country qualifier — brought home two first place finishes in both the 1500m and 3000m run.

Karsyn and Kenna Lamm went second and third overall in the hurdles, while winning the 4×100 Shuttle Hurdle Relay with a time of 1:11:60.

The Lamm sisters were joined on that relay by Allie Westercamp and Jenna Gilmore.

In field events, throwers Jaden Brumbaugh and Grace Kelley had strong opening season performances.

Brumbaugh threw 41-feet even to capture first place by nearly seven feet, while Kelley took first in the discus, hurling 116-05, beating Maisey Belger of West Burlington by three inches.

Team Scoring (Class A)

  • Mount Pleasant – 143.5
  • West Burlington/Notre Dame – 121
  • Fairfield – 120
  • Washington – 75
  • Keokuk – 63
  • Central Lee 58.5

Pekin won the Class B division, but Danville senior Addison Parrott swept the long distance runs winning the 1500m and 3000m runs — fairly easily.

Danville also won the 4x100m relay, with WACO and Winfield-Mount Union finishing in succession at second and third.

Winfield-Mount Union’s Bradie Buffington took home a first place medal in the Class B shotput, throwing 34-05, nearly a foot and a half better than that of second place Drew Fox of Danville.

Team Scoring (Class B) 

  • Pekin – 196
  • Danville – 162
  • WACO – 86
  • Mediapolis – 46
  • New London – 45
  • Winfield-Mount Union 33