Sports, May 3rd

High School Track and Field

The Southeast Conference meet ran yesterday and the Washington boys’ team continued their dominance and won with 143 points, while the Washington girls’ team usurped Mt. Pleasant to take the title with 173 points. 

On the boys’ side, Fort Madison took second with 138 points followed by Burlington with 96 points. The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team finished with 42 points as Franklin Tousignant’s second place finish in the discus with a heave of 128 feet and 3 inches led the Panthers. 

On the girls’ side, Mt. Pleasant finished in second with 125 points and five conference champions. Alex Scott won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.79 seconds. The 4×100, 4×200, and 800 medley relay teams grabbed the gold and Bailey Jalas took the long jump with a leap of 16 feet and 2.75 inches. 

Mt. Pleasant will host the state qualifying meet on Thursday, May 9th, with Washington, Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Fairfield making the trip.

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference meet had a couple repeat champions and a school sweep as the girls champion of the North Division was Pekin was 165 points and the champion of the south division was Mediapolis with 148 points, just four more than West Burlington.

Focusing on the girls’ North division, WACO collected 58 points as the 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle relay team of Ally Rinner, Brenna Graber, Madelyn Farmer, and Zoey Dennler finished as conference champions with a time of 1 minute and 15 seconds. 

Winfield-Mt. Union finished with 51 points and two conference champion hurdlers as Josie Nelson won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.2 seconds and Tessa Huston took the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute and 12 seconds. Quin Smith won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet and 2 inches. 

On the South side, Mediapolis’ Bryn Wright ran the 1500-meter in 5 minutes and 21 seconds to win the event. Kendall VanWinkle won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute and 14 seconds. The Bulldogs rattled off wins in the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400 meter relays. Avery Crear leapt to first place finish in the high jump with a height of 4 feet and 8 inches. 

West Burlington’s Ady Lamm grabbed first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.57 seconds. Kaitlyn Kipp paced herself to a win in the 3000-meter run with a time of 11 minutes and 37 seconds. The 4×800 meter relay team grabbed the victory and Nadiya Jones won gold in the shot put with a heave of 32 feet and 1.5 inches. 

Danville took third place with 110 points and four conference champions. Jaeda Molle won the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.17 seconds. Miya Orbiana raced to a time of 1 minute and 4 seconds in the 400-meter dash. The 800 sprint medley team won by seven seconds and Kenna Furnald took the long jump with a leap of 15 feet and 9 inches. 

Van Buren County finished with 94.5 points, Central Lee 63.5 points, and New London grabbed 12 points. For the Warriors, Kayley Snowgren won the 800-meter run. Marlee Mertens took the 100-meter hurdles. The distance medley and 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle team each took home first place. The Hawks had a conference champion in Aubrey Weber in the discus with a throw of 93 feet. 

On the boys side we had two repeat champions, Columbus won the North division with 186 points and Mediapolis nearly won by 100 points in the South division with 190 points. 

Winfield-Mt. Union finished in third place in the North division with 120 points. Ty Scorpil won the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.76 seconds and 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.11 seconds. Kolby Newsom grabbed the gold in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes. The 800 sprint medley and distance medley teams finished with the win. Jake Edward leapt 6 feet to take the high jump and Cam Buffington won the long jump with a distance of 20 feet and 11 inches. 

WACO earned 67.5 points to finish in fifth place. Chase Waterhouse in the discus and Louden Huisenga in the high jump each grabbed second place.

For the South division, Mediapolis won 11 events. Solomon Zaugg won two events with first place finishes in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. Nathan Schmidgall claimed the gold in the 400-meter dash and Logan Rosas won the 800-meter run. Grady Gunn hopped his way to a first place finish in the 110-meter hurdles. The Bulldogs won the 4×200, 4×400, 4×800, 4×110 meter shuttle hurdle, and distance medley relays. Lastly, Gavin Hallgren heaved the shot 42 feet and 4.5 inches to finish as the conference champion in the shot put.

Van Buren County finished in second place with 94 points followed by Danville (79 points), West Burlington (76 points), Central Lee (70 points), and New London (55 points). 

For the Warriors, Tyler Stoltz won the high jump and Cameron Stoltz took the discus. Danville’s Ayden Doyle grabbed gold in the 200-meter dash and the 4×100 meter relay team won with a time of 44.52 seconds. The Falcons had Landry Haberichter win the 100-meter dash, Logan Hamma took the 400-meter hurdles, and the 800 sprint medley team won with a time of 1 minute and 40 seconds. For the Tigers, London Franklin was the conference champ for the long jump with a leap of 21 feet and 6 inches. 

Danville, New London, WACO, Columbus, and Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Sigourney for their state qualifying meet, while Mediapolis, West Burlington, Van Buren County, and Central Lee will head west to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont for their meet on May 9th.

High School Soccer

Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union will travel to Wapello next Monday, May 6th, with the girls playing first at 5 pm.

The WACO boys’ team will host Danville tonight at 5 pm.

The Central Lee girls’ team had their game against Mid-Prairie canceled last night due to weather. The boys’ team will host Keokuk tonight at 7 pm and the girls’ team will take on Columbus/Winfield-Mt. Union on Tuesday, May 7th, at home.

The Mediapolis girls’ team will take on Canton on May 6th. The boys’ team will wait for the Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament on Tuesday. 

The Mt. Pleasant boys’ team fell to Burlington last night 4-2. Axel Noriega Ruiz scored both goals for the Panthers with Dylan White assisting on both plays. The girls’ team also lost to the Grayhounds last night 4-2. The Panthers will face off against Fort Madison on Monday with the boys’ team celebrating senior night at home and the girls’ team hitting the road. 

High School Tennis

Mt. Pleasant will compete on Monday, May 6th, in Fairfield with the girls’ team participating in the regionals and the boys’ playing in their district matches.

High School Golf

New London will host Danville, Holy Trinity Catholic, Winfield-Mt. Union, and WACO for their district meet. Central Lee, Van Buren County, and Mediapolis will take a trip to Mid-Prairie for districts on Tuesday, May 7th. 

The SEISC girls’ teams will participate in their conference meet on Monday, May 6th. 

The SEC boys’ teams will meet up on May 8th at Mt. Pleasant for sectionals with Albia, West Burlington/Notre Dame, and Mt. Vernon also competing.

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ team will compete in their SEC meet on May 8th. 

The Central Lee boys’ team will host a meet tomorrow, May 4th, with Van Buren County, Holy Trinity Catholic, and Burlington Notre Dame also making the trip. 

WACO will host Hillcrest Academy today.

Southeastern Community College

SCC baseball will travel to Indian Hills Community College today in a doubleheader.

SCC softball will host Indian Hills today in the semifinals of the ICCAC tournament. The winner will advance to the championship game to face off against #1 Iowa Western. 

This Day in Sports History

1910 – Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is renamed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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