By: Nathan Bloechl — firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys’ Track: Mount Pleasant Takes Second in Tulip Time Meet:
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.
Girls’ Track: Brumbaugh Shines as Panthers Take Third:
Jadan Brumbaugh finished just one-half inch away from the school record in the shot put as the Mount Pleasant girls’ track team finished third overall at the Tulip Time Meet.
Brumbaugh’s toss, 41 feet, seven inches, was the talk of the meet — Brumbaugh is cruising as she remains steadfast in her pursuit of a state title.
The Panther shuttle hurdle quartet of Karsyn and Kenna Lamm and Jenna and Josie Gilmore went 1:10.54 for first, beating Newton’s group by nearly two seconds.
Mount Pleasant had four runner up’s, while they had three events who took third.
The Little Dutch won the girls’ team title race with 176 points, while Oskaloosa took second.
The Panthers scored 113 points for third.
In other girls’ track last night:
Fairfield grabbed the Class A title, while Danville secured the Class B title at yesterday’s Ekstrand Relays at WACO High School.
Danville dominated the Class B field, earning a robust 10 event victories.
Addison Parrott once again was a triple crown winner, earning “W’s” in the 400, 800 and 1,500m runs. The Bears also won four relays: 4×100, 4×800, the sprint medley and the distance medley.
Host WACO saw their terrific Avery Waterhouse win the 3,000m run, while Zoey Dennler claimed victory in the 400m hurdles.
Winfield’s Jobey Malone was the Lady Wolves lone winner.
Malone won the shot put for Winfield-Mount Union with a toss of 34 feet, ten inches.
Boys’ Golf: Panthers Play Well in Moravia Invite:
Brevin Wilson shot a seven-over 79 as the Mount Pleasant boys’ golf team continued making improvements at yesterday’s monster Moravia Invite.
Wilson shot a 41 in first nine and came back with a 38 in the back nine to finish with his 79.
Nick Matheney carded an 82 for Rob Zeglen’s bunch, while Ian Hake carded a 98.
Team scores were not made available.
The Panthers ended with 368 strokes.
Girls’ Soccer: Mount Pleasant Pounds Trojans:
Andrea Lopreato scored two goals as the Mount Pleasant girls’ soccer team jumped to a 4-1 first half lead, cruising to a 5-1 win over Fairfield yesterday at Fairfield High School.
Elly Manning also scored twice for the Panthers, while assisting on both of Lopreato’s goals.
Emma Pieper made one save for Mount Pleasant.
The Panther win was their second over Fairfield on the season — they’ve outscored the Trojans by a total of 12-1 this year.
Now 6-0, Mount Pleasant will travel to Bracewell Stadium for a date with the Burlington Greyhounds next Monday afternoon.
Boys’ Soccer: Panthers Blanked by Fairfield:
Kyle Schubick only made two saves, but it was enough to keep a clean sheet as the Fairfield Trojan boys’ soccer team earned a 3-nil win over Mount Pleasant yesterday at East Lake Park.
Xavier Kapijimpanga scored a goal, while recording four shots.
Fairfield scored twice in the first half before adding an insurance goal late in the second half to pull away for their sixth win.
The loss moves Mount Pleasant to 2-8.
They’ll look to get back into the win column on Monday when they host the Greyhounds of Burlington High School.
Kick is set for 4:30 p.m. at East Lake Park.