Sports, May 2nd

High School Track and Field

The boys and girls teams of Danville and WACO competed in the Highland Relays yesterday. Looking at the Bears boys team, Ayden Doyle finished in 1st place in the 200 meter dash. For the girls team, the 4×400 meter relay team and the 4×800 meter relay team won their events.

The WACO boys team had two 1st place finishers with Mason Miller taking the high jump with a leap of 6 feet and Oleh Shtefanchuk won the discus with a throw of 160 feet 2 inches.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team won the Brookhart-Crew Relays with 152 team points and the boys team tied for 1st place with Washington as the Panthers and Demons each scored 137 points.

For the girls team, Andi Soctt took the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.87 seconds and Elsie Lange won the 400 meter dash. Savannah Slobodnik tossed the discus 109 feet 2 inches to win the event. The distance medley team of Alex Scott, Tristian Shull, Natalie Freeman, and Abby Carthey won with a time of 4 minutes and 42 seconds.

The boys team saw a new school record set in the 200 meter dash as Will Davidson won with a time of 21.73 seconds, the time is also #1 in the state. Davidson followed that up with a win in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.60 seconds. In the 400 meter hurdles, Jacob Richtman snatched 1st place with a sub-one minute time of 59.52 seconds. Avin Troung grabbed 1st place in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet 11.5 inches. With a heave of 50 feet 1 inch, Isaac Jerrel took the shot put. The Panthers won the 4×400 meter relay with the team of Jacob Richtman, Gabe Feldmann, Tyler Johnson, and Mason Sloat and the 4×800 meter relay with the team of Richtman, Isaac Rynders, Feldmann, and Ben Carthey.

The Panthers girls and boys team will travel to Washington for their Southeast Iowa Conference meet on May 4th.

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference meet for the boys and girls will be run on May 4th at WACO.

High School Soccer

The Mt. Pleasant girls team fell to Burlington, the first place team in the conference, last night 3-0 after a scoreless first half. The Panthers will look to get back in the win column on May 4th against Fairfield on the road.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team lost to Burlington yesterday 6-0 on the road. Rudy Ruiz Motta had ten saves on the night. The Panthers will host Fairfield on May 4th.

The WACO boys team fell in a close match against Danville last night 3-2. Colin Pealer put up two goals for the Bears and Quinn Samples netted one. The Warriors will host Hillcrest Academy on May 5th.

The Danville boys team will take on Wapello on the road on May 4th.

The Central Lee boys will take on Columbus on May 4th at home.

The Central Lee girls team beat Canton 2-1 in an overtime thriller last night. The Hawks will be at home against Columbus on May 4th.

High School Golf

The Mt. Pleasant boys team competed in the Fairfield Invite yesterday and grabbed 5th place with a team score of 360 strokes. Fairfield finished in first place with 322 strokes with their top golfer being Max Weaton with a score of 76. The Panthers will compete at their conference meet tomorrow, May 3rd.

The Mt. Pleasant girls team will compete in the SEC conference tournament on May 10th.

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) boys teams will compete at the SEISC Conference meet tomorrow with the girls SEISC competition taking place on May 8th.

High School Tennis

The Mt. Pleasant girls team ended their regular season with a loss to Burlington 9-0. Hali Crane made her varsity debut for the Panthers. The Panthers will travel to Burlington for the Southeast Conference tournament on May 4th.

The Mt. Pleasant boys team defeated Burlington last night 7-2. Owen Vansickle, Elliot Cook, Phoenix Watson, Tim Cam, and Gavin Ross all won their singles matches. Cook and Watson and Cam and Lou Schimmelpfennig teamed up to win their doubles matches. The Panthers are 11-0 on the season heading into their conference tournament on May 4th.

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The Tiger baseball team earned the 4th seed in the Continental Athletic Conference (CAC) tournament and they will be facing off against Georgia Gwinnett College on May 6th.

The men and women golf teams will play day two of the CAC tournament today. The men’s team ended day one in 4th place. The women’s team is in 5th place.

The Tigers outdoor track and field teams will be competing at the Fighting Scot Outdoor Invitational on May 6th.

The Continental Athletic Conference (CAC) released their final weekly honors for the softball season today and Aspyn Harrison earned CAC Hitter of the Week after a stellar 8-game stretch. Harrison went 14 for 23, a 0.609 batting average, had 5-multi-hit games, and had a 7-game hit streak going. Harrison collected two doubles, six RBIs, five runs, and two stolen bases during the week. She was also the ace for the Tigers, finishing the season with a team leading 9 wins and 3.82 ERA for the season in 124 and 1/3 innings of work. Her pitching and hitting helped the Tigers end the season on a 6-game win streak and a 19-24 overall record, which is a 12-game improvement from last year.

This Day in Sports History

1939 – New York Yankee Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Detroit Tigers 22-2.

1970 – Diane Crump is the first woman jockey at the Kentucky Derby.

1999 – John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL.