Seventh-grade girls take second in Ft. Madison
FT. MADISON — The Mt. Pleasant seventh grade girls’ track and field team placed second overall out of six teams at the Ft. Madison Invitational on Monday.
Taylor Murray placed first in the 1,500-meter run with her time of 5:50.25, one of two individual gold-medal winners for the Panthers.
The team also won four relays. The shuttle hurdle team of Pearl Krieger-Coble, Mikayla Beason, Ashlee Menke and Kalynn Batey won its event with a time of 1:16.79, and the 4x200 team of Dani Broeker, Jackie Fraise, Brianna Bowman and Katie Ensminger finished in first with a time of 2:09.94.
The Panthers also took gold in both the sprint and distance medleys.
Beason, Chi Glaha, Bowman and Delany McDowell won the sprint medley in 2:14.50, while Fraise, Ashley DeKraai, Hannah Schinstock and McDowell won the distance medley in 5:08.28.
The Panthers’ final first-place finish came from Glaha in the high jump at 4-2.
Second place in that event went to Batey, who jumped 4-0.
Mt. Pleasant had three other second-place finishes.
Murray was the runner-up in the open 800 with a time of 2:44.84, while Menke took silver in the long jump at 14-1 1/2.
Krieger-Coble was second in the 200-meter hurdles with a time of 33.69 seconds.
In third place for Mt. Pleasant was the 4x400 team of Bowman, Krieger-Coble, Schinstock and McDowell with a finish time of 5:03.79.
The 4x100 team also placed third. Broeker, Beason, Glaha and Ensminger finished in 59.34.
In the 200-meter dash, Broeker finished in fourth with a time of 31.10 seconds, and Fraise crossed the line in 31.45 for fifth place.
Menke finished the 200-meter hurdles in 35.03 seconds for fourth place, and in fifth place was teammate Batey, who finished in 35.16.
Bailey Batten threw 19-10 in the shot put for another fifth-place finish, while Ensminger finished the 100-meter dash in 14.09 for sixth place.
The middle school girls were supposed to compete today in Ottumwa, but that meet has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
The team will travel back to Ft. Madison for the SEIA meet on Monday. That meet begins at 4:30 p.m.