Sports, Friday, April 16th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Boys’ Track: Panthers Finish 5th at Denny White Relays:

The Mount Pleasant boys’ track team received strong performances from Cooper Pullis and Bryce Wilson, finishing fifth on a chilly night at yesterday’s Denny White Relays at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.

Pullis won the Class A shot put with a heave of 50 feet, 10 inches, while Bryce Wilson finished as a runner up in the 110 hurdles, running a personal best 15.67 seconds. Clear Creek-Amana’s Harrison Rosenberg won the event in an impressive 15.13 seconds.

Mount Pleasant’s Isaiah Albright finished third in the 400m dash.

Albright ran 55.11 to finish behind Washington’s Elijah Morris and Cash Jensen of Clear Creek-Amana.

In relays, the Panther 4x400m team ended their night in third, behind just Washington and Clear Creek-Amana — they ran a time of 3:41.50.

The shuttle hurdle team also was a third place finisher.

Iowa City Liberty won the event with a time 1:03.46, Mount Pleasant ran 1:09.10.

Clear Creek-Amana won the team race, while Liberty finished second.

In Class B, New London’s Carter Allen — a Drake Relays qualifier — continued his impressive stretch, winning with a toss of 49 feet, 3 inches.

Allen will head to Des Moines next week in both the discus and shot put.

Danville’s distance medley relay team of Oliver Sowell, Ty Carr, Mason Chipman and Gabriel Gourley should be heading to the Drake Relays. That same quartet broke the school record in the 4×400 last night as well, winning in a time of 3:30.22 beating Mediapolis by a second and a half.

Winfield-Mount Union’s Dane Sweezer was a runner-up in the 110 hurdles. Sweezer ran 17.13 to finish behind Van Buren County’s Lane Davis.

Wapello won the team race in Class B, followed up by Mediapolis and Pekin.

New London placed fourth, while Winfield-Mount Union ended seventh.

Girls’ Track: Mount Pleasant Dominates Home Relays:

Jadan Brumbaugh hurled a state best 44 feet, 1 inch in the shot put as the Mount Pleasant girls’ track team earned a solid home invite win at the Denny White Relays last night.

Brumbaugh, who automatically qualified for the Drake Relays next week, narrowly missed Mary Wester’s school record with her throw last night.

Grace Kelley was another top finisher for the Panthers. Kelley led the Class A discus with a toss of 115 feet, 4 inches, nearly five and a half feet better than that of second place Abbey Bence of West Burlington-Notre Dame.

The Lamm sisters also played a pivotal role in the win last night.

Both Karsyn and Kenna finished top-three in the hurdles, with Karysn winning the event in 16.19 seconds — Kenna placed third in 16.26 seconds — which both should be good enough to head to the Blue Oval.

Abby Blint, a state cross country qualifier, continued her ascension with a narrow win over Isabel Manning of Van Buren County in the 800m run. Blint ran 2:42.18 to squeak it out.

Cristina Carthey followed up a strong performance earlier this week with another last night, as she continues stacking success. Carthey won the 1500m run with a time of 5:35.53.

Mount Pleasant scored 207 points for first, West Burlington-Notre Dame finished as runner-up, while Keokuk placed third.

Boys’ Golf: Panthers Roll in Home Tri: 

Brevin Wilson carded a two-over 38 to finish with medalist honors as Rob Zeglen’s Mount Pleasant Panther boys’ golf team earned another home win over Washington and Fort Madison in a Southeast Conference triangular.

Nick Matheney followed up Wilson’s low score with a 42, while Reece Kempker chipped in with a 43.

The Panthers won with 172 strokes, while Washington finished in second with 179.

Fort Madison ended with 218.

In other golf last night:

  • Winfield-Mount Union 183, Mediapolis 224
    • Brady Loyd finished with a 4-over 40 as Winfield-Mount Union picked up a Super Conference win over Mediapolis. Loyd was followed up by Jacob Kongable who finished tied for 2nd with Mediapolis’ top finisher Tyler Samuel. They both shot 43s.
  • New London 191, Central Lee 255
    • Clayton Phillips continued his hot start to the season with a one-over 37, earning medalist honors as the New London Tiger boys’ golf team took down Central Lee last night. Mason Shellady carded a 40 for New London. David Wright led Central Lee with a 57.

Girls’ Soccer: Panthers Rally in Second Half for Win:

Mount Pleasant rallied from down at half for a 4-2 win over Burlington last night at East Lake Park.

The Panthers scored four times after recess to stay unblemished on the young year.

Mount Pleasant has outscored their three opponents this year 20-2.

Now 3-0, the Panthers will be off until Monday when they take on Fort Madison on the road.

The Bloodhounds are 1-2 this year.

Boys’ Soccer: Mount Pleasant Blanked by Greyhounds:

Burlington kept Mount Pleasant off the scoreboard as the Greyhounds earned a 2-nil conference victory over the Panthers yesterday at Bracewell Stadium.

Burlington scored both of their goals after half time.

Ty Lee and Diego Trevizo were the goal scorers for the Greyhounds.

The loss drops Mount Pleasant to 1-4, they’ll be back at home Monday night against Fort Madison.

Boys’ Tennis: Mount Pleasant Rolls Burlington:

David Nguyen picked up a win in No. 1 singles as the Panthers swept Burlington in singles play en route to a 7-2 conference win.

Nguyen won 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 to get the party started. Jack Schimmelpfennig followed up the victory with one of his own and the rout was on.

Burlington snuck out two wins in doubles play but the damage had already been done.

The win evened Mount Pleasant’s ledger at 3-3.

Girls’ Tennis: Burlington Cruises Past Mount Pleasant:

Savana Walls picked up the only win for Mount Pleasant as Burlington earned an 8-1 win over the Panthers last night in a Southeast Conference tilt.

Walls defeated Burlington’s Kayla Norton 8-3.

The win improved the Greyhounds to 4-1.