SEIMS Conference Meet- The Mt. Pleasant grade school showed off their athleticism at their conference meets as the boys’ and girls’ 7th grade teams walked away with a conference championship and both 8th grade teams took second place.
For the 7th grade girls’ team, Ellie Freeman took home wins in the 100 meter dash (13.95 seconds), the 200 meter dash (28.89 seconds), and joined Taylor Williamson, Abby Shelangoski, and Paisley Jalas in the 4×100 meter relay that took first with a time of 56.09 seconds. Williamson, Jalas, and Shelangoski teamed up with Alayna Wilson to win the 4×200 meter relay. Megan Newton grabbed first place in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 18.43 seconds. Shelangoski picked up an individual gold in the 200 meter hurdles with a time of 33.09 seconds. The 4×400 meter relay team of Newton, Molly Baker, Izzy Sloat, and Josie Dykstra took first place. Sloat then leaped 14 feet 8.5 inches to win the long jump. The Panthers won by 40 points with a team total of 172.
The 8th grade girls’ team captured 121 points and second place behind Ottumwa. The 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle team of Scotlyn Roen, Linzy Striegel, Jayde Yoder, and Bathsheba Bowman grabbed first with a time of 1 minute and 13 seconds. Nevaeh Beans took first with a time of 1 minute and 5 seconds. Bowman snatched another win for the Panthers in the 200 meter hurdles with a time of 31.59 seconds. Paige Newton, Jenna Schwartz, Beans, and Monroe James won the 4×400 meter relay and Ja’Kiyah Sanders leaped 15 feet 1 inch to win the long jump.
For the 7th grade boys’ team, Ryan Helling won the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.79 seconds, and the 400 meter dash with a sub-one minute time of 58.82 seconds. Griffen Jones took the 200 meter dash with a time of 31.24 seconds. Caleb Shepherd, Khanon Koller, Jones, and Gunner Ortiz-Beckman won the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 4 minutes and 25 seconds. James Thiengmany, Koller, Isaiah Lange, Kaden Schadt grabbed the gold in the 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle. The Panthers scored 122.5 points on their way to the conference championship.
The 8th grade boys team was paced by Hoang Quang as he took first place in the 100 meter dash, the 400 meter dash, and the long jump with a leap of 18 feet 2.5 inches. Franky Lopez won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.48 seconds and the 200 meter hurdles with a time of 28.33 seconds. Lastly, the 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle team of Brody Clark, Owen Lord, Keegan Heaton, and Lopez grabbed first place with a time of 1 minute and 9 seconds.