Panthers, Tigers, Wolves compete at Falcon Relays
WEST BURLINGTON — The Winfield-Mt. Union and New London girls’ track and field teams were separated by just one point at yesterday’s Falcon Relays, as the Wolves scored 65 to edge past the Tigers for fourth place at the meet.
The Mt. Pleasant girls' team also competed at the meet, but did not have an official team score.
Pekin ran away with the team title at West Burlington, scoring 235, and was followed by West Central (107) and Danville (87). The Henry County teams came in ahead of Harmony (39) and West Burlington/Notre Dame (14).
The Mt. Pleasant boys’ track and field team claimed a Class A win in the boys’ side of the Falcon Relays on Monday, scoring 160 points to come in ahead of the hosts, who had 144 points, and rival Ft. Madison, which scored 125 points to finish third.
The W-MU boys’ team placed second of six teams in Class B with 119 points, behind only Central Lee (142). New London was sixth with 58 points.
The Panthers claimed four first-place finishes on the day.
Logan Murray won the 3,200-meter run in 10:46.50, and Ben Canby was the top finisher in discus with a mark of 161-3. The shuttle hurdle team of Cole Phillips, Zach Mulford, Trey Magnani and Spencer White took gold in 1:02.60, and Phillips also won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.38.
Phillips was the runner-up in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.52 seconds, and the Panthers had two second-place finishes in throwing events: Canby had a mark of 46-9 in shot put and Matt Scudder finished 130-9 in discus.
Three Mt. Pleasant relays also placed second at the meet — the 4x100 team of Justin Chalupa, White, Magnani and Phillips crossed the line in 46.08 seconds; the 4x800 team of Josh Beelman, Clayle Franklin, Kolby Raymond and Henry Pham finished in 9:14.57; and the distance medley team of DShundric Foster, Carson Remick, Pat Canby and Franklin had a time of 4:05.57.
The Panthers had four third-place finishes at the meet. Murray had a 1,600-meter time of 4:54.92; White ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.92 seconds and crossed the line of the 400-meter hurdle race in 1:00.01; and Dustin Amos had a mark of 6-0 in the high jump.
Leading W-MU at the meet was Max Fricke, who won the 400-meter dash in 55.12 seconds; Kyle Davis, who won the shot put with a throw of 44-6; and the distance medley team of Garret Baker, Kyler Smith, Bryce Robison and Fricke, who claimed gold in a time of 4:12.96.
The Wolves finished just ahead of New London’s distance medley. The team of Kyle Oliver, Austin McBeth, Julian Wikoff and Tyler Stevenson took second in 4:18.42.
The Tigers had one first-place finish at the meet — Riley Grogan won the discus with a throw of 115-5 1/2, beating W-MU’s Davis by less than a foot. Davis finished second with a throw of 114-10 1/2.
Other second-place finishes for the Wolves came from Luke Beard in the 400-meter hurdles (1:06.68) and Gavin Benzce in the 3,200 (12:08.83).
For New London, other runner-up finishes came from the 4x800 team of Tony Menke, Wikoff, Gage Cumpton and Stevenson (9:33.61) and the shuttle hurdle team of Menke, Blake Nehring, McBeth and Oliver (1:12.84).
The Tigers had one third-place finish — McBeth had a mark of 17-11 in long jump — and the Wolves had three: Kyler Smith in the 200 (25.83); and Jon Quinn in the 800 (2:29.30) and in the 1,600 (5:29.27).
At the girls’ meet yesterday, W-MU was led by a number of second-place finishes. Thrower Lou Krieger-Coen was the runner up in both shot put and discus, finishing with a mark of 35-4 in shot put and 98-4 1/2 in discus. Karlie Wade also took a silver medal for the Wolves in field events with a mark of 15-2 1/4 in the long jump.
The W-MU sprint medley team of Paige Breon, Hannah Mathews, Wade and Emily Mathews was second in a time of 2:10.89.
Breon also took second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.97 seconds and Wade was the runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.46.
New London’s Dani Holt took third place in both the 100-meter dash and the 100-meter hurdles, finishing with times of 14.63 and 18.52 seconds, respectively. The New London sprint medley team of Holt, Victoria Noel, Kenadi Schulte and Sarah Holtkamp also finished right behind W-MU, taking third with a time of 2:14.77.
The Tigers’ 4x400 team of Brandi Allen, Addie Lounsbury, Holtkamp and Schulte placed third in 4:53.53, and New London’s lone second-place finish came from the distance medley team of Holtkamp, Noel, Allen and Lounsbury in 5:25.27.