SPORTS 5/08/15

Written by John Kuhens on May 8, 2015

Mt. Pleasant won both the girls and boys Southeast Conference Track Titles at Ft. Madison Thursday. The Panther girls piled up 133 points, Washington had 88, Fairfield 60, Keokuk 56 and Ft. Madison 55. MPHS also won the JV title also with 131 points to Ft. Madison’s 77 points in 2nd place. Conference champion events for the girls: Mary Wester won the discus with a throw of 132’ 10” which is a new record and the shot put in 41’ 10”. Hannah Becker, Allison Buckert, Sidney Taylor and Kelsi Phipps won the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:05.77. Brianna Shelman, Mikayla Lance, Katie Ensminger and Danielle Coffin won the 4×200 relay in 1:51.21. Kelsi Phipps won the 100 meter hurdles in 15.09 a new conference record, she also won the 400 meter hurdles in 1:06.19. Panthers won the 4×100 relay with Katie Ensminger, Hannah Becker, Kelsi Phipps and Danielle Coffin running 51.92.
The Panther boys compiled 148 points to win the title for the 9th time in the last 10 years, Fairfield had 73, Washington 60, Ft. Madison 56 and Keokuk 33. Ben Canby won the discus 169’ 8” which is a new conference recoprd. Logan Murray won the 3200 meter run in 10:42 and the 1600 meters in 4:55. The shuttle hurdle relay ran 1st in a conference record 58.1 with Spencer White, Brock Wilson, Jake Lowe and Cole Phillips. Phillips won the 110 high hurdles in a conference record 14.38 and he won the 200 meters in 22.34. Spencer White won the 400 meter hurdles in 56.76. The 4×200 relay ran 1st in 1:35.03 with Zoom Gwamna, Pat Canby, Dshundric Foster and Tony Cristoforo. M.P. won the JV title also with 172 points ahead of Ft. Madison who had 59.
The Southeast Iowa Super conference held their girls and boys conference track meets Thursday. Pekin won the North girls division with 171 points, Mediapolis was 2nd with 107, WMU 3rd 70, Waco 6th with 62. Pekin won the North boys meet with 141 points, Mediapolis was 2nd 124, WMU 5th with 70 and Waco 7th with 51 points. West Burlington-Notre Dame won the South girls meet with 157 points, New London was 5th with 36. West Burlington-Notre Dame also won the boys meet with 180 points, New London was 5th with 53 points.
ON THE LOCAL SPORTS SCENE TODAY: FRIDAY: MPHS boy’s golf triangular at Ft. Madison, Notre Dame at MPHS boys tennis, MPMS 7th and 8th boys track at Washington.
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has released the 2015 Baseball All-Conference Awards. Iowa Wesleyan had three players receive honors, as well as earning a team award.
The team received the 2015 Co-Sportsmanship Award, which they share with Principia College and Webster University. Three Tigers received individual awards for their play this season.
Justin Katich was named First Team All-Conference designated hitter. This season, Katich played in 37 games for Iowa Wesleyan. He had a batting average of .400 and a .664 slugging percentage on the season.
Jeffrey Burdett earned Second Team All-Confernce honors as a pitcher. Burdett was 7-1 on the season with a 3.38 era, and had five complete games..

Burlington High School is searching for a new head girls basketball coach as Kevin Mills has resigned and will be moving to Ft. Dodge High School to take a teaching position. Mills had a 22-65 won-loss record in 4 years as head coach of the Grayhound girls.