Sports, Tuesday, May 4th

By: Nathan Bloechl —

Boys’ Track: Panthers Win at Brookhart-Crew Relays: 

The Mount Pleasant boys’ track team earned 117 team points as they rolled to a team win at the Brookhart-Crew Relays on a soggy night at Fairfield High School.

Bryce Wilson, who has been percolating over the last month for Mitch Anderson’s group, won the 110m hurdles once again running 15.67 — he also anchored the shuttle relay team to victory.

That quartet included Morgan Van Nyhuis, Mason Mills and Will Davidson.

They ran 1:07.55.

Two other Panthers earned wins yesterday.

Ben Carthey surged to a victory in the 3200m run — he ran 11:00.21.

Cooper Pullis, who has his sights set on a trip to the State Track meet later this month, took gold home in the shot put with a hurl of 51 feet, eight inches.

Mount Pleasant finished as runner-up in three relays and four individual events.

Washington placed second behind the Panthers while Fort Madison finished in third.

Girls’ Track: Mount Pleasant Rolls to Win at Fairfield:

Senior Grace Kelley threw 122 feet, 10 inches — good for second all-time in school history as the Mount Pleasant girls’ track team dominated their way to victory at the Brookhart-Crew Relays in Fairfield.

Kenna Lamm picked up a win in the 100m dash and helped orchestrate a win in the 4×100 — a Drake Relays qualifying event — in 52.39.

Also helping that relay claim victory were Bailey Jalas, Josie Gilmore and Karsyn Lamm.

Fellow throws partner of Kelley Jadan Brumbaugh won the shot put, cruising with a throw of 43 feet, three inches.

Abby Blint finished second in both the 3000m (12:10.42) and the 400m hurdles (1:16.30) for the Panthers.

Karsyn Lamm added a second place finish to the Panthers’ scorecard in the long jump, catapulting herself 16 feet, three inches.

Mount Pleasant accrued 157 team points, Davis County placed second while Fairfield finished third.

Girls’ Soccer: Mount Pleasant Rallies Late for 1-Nil Win:

Andrea Lopreato scored the lone goal late in the second half as the Mount Pleasant girls’ soccer team kept their unblemished record clean with a 1-nil win over Burlington yesterday at Bracewell Stadium.

Lopreato attempted six shots on goal and finally found the back of the net in the 73rd minute in the second half.

Elly Manning assisted on the lone goal and also had two shots on goal.

The win all but ensured the Southeast Conference title for Mount Pleasant.

Emma Pieper was her usual outstanding self with eight saves, helping guide the clean sheet.

Mount Pleasant, now 7-0, will be back on their home pitch on Thursday when they take on Fort Madison.

Match time is set for 4:30 p.m.

Other girls’ soccer from last night:

  • Tipton 3, Central Lee 0
  • Mid-Prairie 7, Columbus/Winfield-Mount Union 0

Boys’ Soccer: Panthers Blanked by Burlington:

The Mount Pleasant boys’ soccer team saw Brian Velazquez score twice as Burlington earned a 3-nil shutout win over the Panthers yesterday at East Lake Park.

Christian Snyder scored the other girl for the Greyhounds.

Cayden Lowery made three saves as Burlington improved to 3-6.

The loss dropped Mount Pleasant to 2-9.

They’ll look to right the ship Thursday at Fort Madison.

Match time is set for 5:00 p.m.

College Baseball: Wesleyan Hosts Eureka for Two:

The Iowa Wesleyan baseball team is back on their home diamond today when they play host to Eureka College in a SLIAC twinbill.

The Tigers are coming off a 1-3 weekend against Fontbonne.

They enter today’s set with a record of 6-15.

Iowa Wesleyan did take down Eureka last Wednesday 1-0.

Game one today will begin at 12:00 p.m. with game two to follow.