Sports, Friday, April 9th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Boys’ Track: Panthers Finish Second at Washington:

The Mount Pleasant Panther boys’ track team finished second at yesterday’s Demon Relays at Washington High School.

Sophomore hurdler Bryce Wilson improved on his time once again, running 15.90 seconds for first place — one of three events won by a Panther on Thursday.

Fellow hurdler Will Davidson captured gold in the 400 hurdles, finishing with a time of 59.59. Senior Cooper Pullis was up to his usual tricks in the shot put, hurling a toss of 48 feet 6 inches.

The Panther shuttle hurdle, distance medley and 4×400 teams all finished in second to help guide the Panthers to their team runner up position.

Iowa City Liberty captured the team gold with 147 points.

Mount Pleasant finished second with 133, with WACO placing ninth.

The Panther boys’ will be off until next Thursday before hosting their home invite at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.

Other boys’ track from the area:

  • New London finished in third at the Falcon Relays in West Burlington last night. Carter Allen finished first in the shot put with an impressive toss of 48 feet, 7 inches. Josh Catala won the 200m dash (23.38) while Seth Bailey and Alexander Julian finished behind Ty Carr in the 1,600m run.

Girls’ Track: Mount Pleasant Second at Demon Relays:

Mount Pleasant’s throwing tandem of Grace Kelley and Jadan Brumbaugh provided the fireworks as the Panther girls’ track team finished as runners-up at yesterday’s Demon Relays.

Kelley won the discus with a toss of 117 feet, 11 inches while Brumbaugh won the shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 6 1/2 inches.

Mount Pleasant’s shuttle hurdle relay team of Allie Westercamp, Kenna Lamm, Karsyn Lamm and Jenna Gilbert finished first — combining for a time of 1:11.51.

The Lamm’s, Josie Gilmore and Bailey Jalas combined for another relay win — this time the 4×100 — blazing a time of 52.23 seconds.

Karsyn Lamm finished a runner-up in the 100m hurdles, while Abby Blint placed third in the 1,500m and 3,000m runs.

Iowa City Liberty won going away, scoring 160 points.

The runner up Panthers scored 118 points.

WACO was 12th.

Other girls’ track:

  • Danville finished second, New London fifth at the Falcon Relays in West Burlington last night. Addison Parrott lead the Danville girls’ with a first place finish in the 1,500m run, cruising to a :33 second win running 5:13.35. Ivana Lajznerova placed third for New London in the 3,000m run. West Burlington/Notre Dame won their home invite with 211 points.

Girls’ Golf: Washington Sets Course Record in Win over Area Schools:

Washington set a course record as the Demons cruised to a 103 stroke win over several area programs.

The Demons finished with 304 strokes while Mount Pleasant was the runner up with 407. Keokuk finished third with Burlington and Fairfield rounding out the field.

Sami Wibben led the Panthers with a 97, while Ryann Davidson finished second on the team with a 99.

Elli Liechty shot a 103.

Kylie Walderbach added a 108.

Kiki Bruner shot a 4-over 74 to lead the Demons.

Bruner was the meet medalist.

Boys’ Golf: Wilson Guides Panthers to Team Win:

Brevin Wilson carded a 2-under 34 as the Mount Pleasant Panther boys’ golf team picked up a season opening win yesterday at Mount Pleasant Golf and Country Club.

Nick Matheney added a 2-over 38 while Reece Kempker carded a 42 to pace Mount Pleasant.

The Panthers finished 12 strokes better than that of Washington, while Keokuk finished in third.

Mount Pleasant will be off until next Tuesday when they travel to Burlington for their first invitational of the year.

Other boys’ golf in the area last night:

  • Winfield-Mount Union 182, Lone Tree 241
    • Brady Loyd shot a 40 to finish as meet medalist, helping guide Winfield to a win over Lone Tree at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course. Jacob Kongable shot a 43, while Bryce Wade added a 49.

Boys’ Tennis: Fort Madison Edges Mount Pleasant:

Fort Madison won three singles matches as the Bloodhounds picked up a 5-4 win over the Panthers yesterday afternoon at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex.

The Panthers won three singles matches.

Owen Vansickel won 8-4 over Levi Sissel in No. 3 singles, Levi Graber won 9-7 over Bryce Workman in No. 4 singles, while Jake Ensminger blanked Tyler Horn in No. 6 singles.

The loss dropped the Panthers to 1-3.