By: Nathan Bloechl — firstname.lastname@example.org
Des Moines — Mount Pleasant junior Jadan Brumbaugh threw 43 feet, three inches on her second to last throw to clinch a Drake Relays championship, the third ever in school history at Mount Pleasant and the first since 2006.
Brumbaugh, who has been dynamite all season long, said she’ll soak this moment up.
“It feels amazing, all the hard work that I’ve been putting in, putting the work in, it’s just really amazing to me.”
Brumbaugh is following in the footsteps of former teammate Lexie Magnani, who won a State Championship in the shotput just two years ago and while the Drake Crown is step one — Brumbaugh says there’s still things to improve on.
“I feel like a bigger one is coming pretty soon. I feel like it’s just a process of being patient, hard work is really important in his event and I am really excited for the rest of this season.”
In other Drake Relays results, the Panther 4×100 team of Bailey Jalas, Karsyn Lamm, Kenna Lamm and Josie Gilmore finished 43rd overall with a time of 52.72.
The other Mount Pleasant relay — the Shuttle Hurdle — finished fourth in their and 15th overall running 1:13.56. Comprising that team were Allie Westercamp, Jenna Gilmore and the Lamm sisters.
Both Karsyn and Kenna competed in the open 100m hurdles.
Karysn finished 31st while Kenna finished 32nd.
In boys’ action, New London’s Carter Allen finished 14th overall.
Allen threw a best on the day of 50 feet, nine inches.
In the same event, Mount Pleasant senior Cooper Pullis finished 17th. He hurled a toss of 49 feet, 6.5 inches.
Danville’s distance medley team of Ty Carr, Oliver Sowell, Gabriel Gourley and Mason Chipman finished 15th overall in a time of 3:41.60.