Written by John Kuhens on April 24, 2015

Mary Wester of Mt. Pleasant High School finished 6th in the girls high school shot put at the Drake Relays with a throw of 41’ 8 ¼” .

Ben Canby of Mt. Pleasant finished 2nd  in the boys high school discus throwing 175’ 7”.  Erik Nelson of Waukee won the event with a toss of 187′ 8″.

Kelsi Phipps finished 6th in the 100 meter hurdle finals in a time of 15.44, she made the 100 meter hurdle finals running 15.61 in the prelims, 7th fastest. The winning time was a 14.97 by Mallory Vawter of BCLUW High School. Hannah Becker did not make the finals she ran 26th in 16.39 in the prelims.

Cole Phillips had the fastest prelim time in the 110 meter high hurdles at 14.37, but finished 2nd in the finals in 14.52 getting edged out by defending class 3A state champion Connor Ham of Solon who ran 14.31. Spencer White ran 25th in a time of 16.01 in the prelims.

Thursday….Mary Wester finished 15th in the Drake Relays high school girls discus competition with a throw of 119’ 7”, she did not make the finals . Lou Krieger-Coen of Winfield Mt. Union finished 8th with her best toss ever of 128’ 5”. Heidi Hillyard of Mediapolis had a throw of 109’ 9 “to finish 22nd the winning throw was 159’ 4”. On the boy’s side Mt. Pleasant Panther Ben Canby threw the shot put 51’ 3 ¼” to finish 14th, the winning distance was 59’ 5 ½”. Jeff Giannettino of West Burlington-Notre Dame won the high jump again going 7’1”, right behind him was team mate Xavier Williams who went 6’ 10” for 2nd place. Mitchell Martin of Danville High School finished 8th in the high jump going 6’5”.

DRAKE RELAYS SCHEDULE FOR AREA   ATHLETES: TONIGHT: 5:10 p.m. MPHS 4×100 relay for girls MPHS. 6 p.m. 4×100 relay for high school boys MPHS.