Sports, Tuesday, March 30th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Prep Track: Panthers, Bulldogs Win Falcon Relays:

The Mount Pleasant Panther boys track team won the Class A division, while Mediapolis took the Class B crown at yesterday’s Falcon Relays at West Burlington High School.

Panther sophomore Will Davidson won the open 200m running 24.64 for first, while Bryce Wilson took first in the 110m high hurdles finishing in 16.60 seconds.

Mount Pleasant’s distance medley team of Colton Hutson, Josh Mueller, Nate Stroud and Gannon McNamee cleaned shop, also earning a first place finish running a solid 4:18.83, four seconds better than that of second place Washington.

Cooper Pullis was also a top finisher for the Panthers, winning the shot put with a throw of 51-5.

In Class B, Mediapolis was anchored by Kadin Salek’s strong performance in the sprints, winning both the 100m and 200m dash.

New London, who finished second, was paced by long distance dynamo Alexander Julian, who won both the 1600m and 32000m run.

Here’s a look at the team scores for both divisions:

Class A

  • Mount Pleasant – 134
  • Fort Madison – 131
  • WB/ND – 117.5
  • Burlington – 79. 5
  • Washington – 77
  • Keokuk – 42

Class B

  • Mediapolis – 150
  • New London – 144
  • Central Lee – 78
  • Winfield-Mount Union – 74
  • Danville – 67
  • Highland – 62

Prep Track: Falcon Girls’ Relays Tonight:

One day after the boys’ the girls’ will now get their chance to shine at the Girls’ Falcon Relays tonight back at West Burlington High School.

Mount Pleasant, winners of seven straight Southeast Conference titles, will look to continue right where they left off under Scott Lamm starting tonight.

The Panthers will be joined by:

  • Central Lee
  • Danville
  • Fairfield
  • Keokuk
  • Mediapolis
  • New London
  • Pekin
  • Winfield-Mount union
  • WACO
  • Washington

Like the boys’ meet, teams will be split into enrollment based classes.

Field events will begin at 4:30 p.m., with running events taking place shortly thereafter.

Prep Tennis: Mount Pleasant Opens Against Maharishi:

The Mount Pleasant tennis team will get things started in their 2021 season today, when the Panthers travel to Maharishi for a nonconference affair.

After qualifying for team state in 2019, the Panthers — like everyone — had last year off but will look to pick up right where they left off, starting tonight.

Tennis action will begin at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

College Wrestling: Spencer Lee Wins Another Dan Hodge Trophy:

For the second year in a row, University of Iowa national champion Spencer Lee has been awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy.

The award is presented annually to the nation’s most dominant college wrestler.

Lee won the 125-pound NCAA Championship on March 20.

He outscored his five opponents at the national tournament, 59-8, capturing his third career NCAA title and leading Iowa to the team title for the first time since 2010.

Lee is one of just three Hawkeyes to win the award since its inception in 1995.

Mark Ironside was honored in 1998 and Brent Metcalf earned the award in 2008.