Sports, Wednesday, April 7th

By: Nathan Bloechl — 

Girls’ Track: Panthers 5th at Williamsburg:

The Mount Pleasant girls’ track team finished 5th place — while winning two events — at yesterday’s monster, thirteen team invite at Williamsburg High School.

As she’s done all season thus far, Panther thrower Jadan Brumbaugh won the shot put with a mark 41’2″, besting Williamsburg senior Lauren Pope by over two feet.

Senior Karsynn Lamm was dynamite in the hurdles, as well.

Lamm ran 16.44 for first place, while her sister Kenna placed second running 17.21.

Kenna Lamm also finished fourth in the 100m dash, sprinting to a time of 13.59.

The Panther 4x100m relay team of both Lamm’s, Bailey Jalas and Josie Gilmore also finished fourth — collectively running 52.69.

Solon won the team title with 135 points, while Mid-Prairie finished second with 114 points.

Other track results from yesterday:

  • Danville scored 138 points en route to a team title at the Dave Aamodt Relays in Mediapolis last night. Cassidy Yaley was the difference maker for the Bears, winning the 800m run (2:41.82) and the 3,000m run (14:02.22). Danville also picked up first place finishes in the 100m hurdles with Allison Dowd who ran 17.27 for first.
  • WACO’s Molly McLaughlin ran 17.70 in the 100m hurdles for a first place finish was the Warriors finished third in their home invite. WACO also won the shuttle hurdle relay and 4×100 relay.

Boys’ Track: Panthers Finish 5th at Williamsburg:

Bryce Wilson glided to a first place finish in the 110m high hurdles, running 16.07 seconds as the Mount Pleasant boys’ track finished 5th at the Williamsburg Invite last night.

Will Davidson, Jack Johnson, Morgan Van Nyhuis and Bryce Wilson — comprising the Panther shuttle hurdle relay team — finished second, running a time of 1:06.28.

Cooper Pullis placed second for the Panthers in both the shot put and discus.

In the shot, Pullis threw 48 feet-11 inches while in the discus he hurled a toss of 132 feet-3 inches.

Solon won the team title with 109 points, Benton finished second with 85.

  • Mediapolis won their home invite, scoring 115 points holding off runner-up Wapello. Solomon Zaugg paced Mediapolis’ winning the 3,200m run (10:55.58), while Bulldog football standout Anthony Isley showed out in the long jump, skyrocketing 21 feet and 1/2 inch for a first place finish. Winfield-Mount Union had two second place finishers at Mediapolis. Dane Sweezer ran 16.88 in the 110 high hurdles, while the Wolves 4x800m team was a runner up, finishing with a time of 9:22.32.

Girls’ Golf: Mount Pleasant Wins Season Opener:

Kirby Booton’s Mount Pleasant girls’ golf team won their season opener yesterday outshooting both Keokuk and Fairfield to earn the win.

Elli Liechty was the medalist for the triangular, shooting a 41 while Ryann Davidson finished second for the Panthers with a 48.

Sami Wibben shot a 50, while Kylie Walderbach finished with a 57.

The Panthers will take part in the Keokuk Invite, Thursday afternoon.

Other girls’ golf finals:

  • The New London Tiger girls’ golf team picked up a first place finish yesterday at Flint Hills Golf Course, beating Burlington, Central Lee, Holy Trinity, Louisa-Muscatine, Van Buren County and Wapello. New London’s Taylor Phillips was the meet medalist, while Sophie Malott and Emma Nye placed first in best shot. Hannah Ortberg and Saige Barron placed first in alternate shot.

Men’s College Basketball: Iowa Wesleyan Upsets Webster:

Jarryd Fernandes poured in 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Iowa Wesleyan men’s basketball team picked up a clutch 88-70 win last night at Webster University in the first round of the SLIAC Conference Tournament.

The Tigers jumped out to a 43-29 lead in the first half and never looked back.

Carver Locked finished with 15 points and three dimes, while Shawn Lafrance added 12 points and six boards.

Former New London prep Alex Dentlinger chipped in with 11 points, while Kaleb Cresswell — a Fort Madison alum — ended the night with 10 points, as five Tigers found double figures.

Next, Wesleyan will travel to Carlinville, Illinois for a battle with top-seeded Blackburn in the SLIAC Semifinals.

Tip tomorrow is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Women’s College Basketball: Wesleyan Travels to Westminster:

And the Iowa Wesleyan women will open up their postseason push tonight when they travel to Westminster in the SLIAC Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

The Lady Blue Jays enter tonight’s quarterfinal with a record of 9-3 (7-2) while Wesleyan is 2-12 (2-8).

This will be third meeting between the two programs this season, with Westminster picking up 88-68 and 81-48 wins already this year.

Tonight’s game will tip at 7:00 p.m.