Sports April 12th, 2019

Written by Koehler Wendt on April 12, 2019

Yesterday was the Denny White Relays in the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex. Mt Pleasant won the Class A team title with 157.5 points, Pekin won the Class B title with 126 points.

100 meter dash: Kyle Samples ran 12.49 and Colton Hutson was 13.02

200 meter dash: Hoang Mai ran 25.97and Colton Hutson was 26.38

400 meter dash: Tate Shull ran 53.34 for a top 10 finish, Brock Duncan ran 1:01.84

800 meter dash: Brody Bender finished 1st at 2:06.36 and Dalton Moyle was 3rd at 2:08.91

110 meter hurdles: Chase Lamm finished 1st at 15.90, Konnor Peterson ran 19.98

1600 meter run: Cody Mertens was 3rd at 4:50.47 and Thad Brooks ran 5:13.40

3200 meter run: Cody Mertens was 1st at 9:58.87 and Dalton Moyle ran 10:38.66

400 meter hurdles: Chase Lamm was in the top 10 at 59.21 and Konnor Peterson ran 1:09.50

High Jump: Sam Beatty was 1st with a jump of 6’6” which breaks the school record of 6’5½”

Long Jump: Rylan Seberg was 1st with a jump of 22’3”

Shot Put: Cooper Pullis finished 2nd at 50’4”, Riley McQuiggin was 3rd at 44’9”

Discus: Zach Beason was 1st with a throw of 165’9”

4×100 meter relay: Mt Pleasant finished 2nd at 45.04

4×200 meter relay: Mt Pleasant was 6th at 1:39.76

4×400 meter relay: Mt Pleasant finished 2nd at 3:36.15

4×800 meter relay: Mt Pleasant finished 5th at 9:39.16

440 meter shuttle hurdle relay: Mt Pleasant was 1st at 1:01.49 with the team of Zach Beason, Tate Shull, Konnor Peterson, and Chase Lamm

Sprint Medley: Mt Pleasant finished 4th at 1:42.16

Distance Medley: Mt Pleasant was 1st at 3:38.58 with the team of Khang Truong, Chase Lamm, Rylan Seberg, and Jacob Stukerjurgen



Mt Pleasant boys golf played in a varsity triangular at the Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course against Washington and Fort Madison. The Panthers were 1st with a team score of 170, Washington in 2nd at 174, and Fort Madison shot 203. Brevin Wilson led the Panthers with a 40 score, Trace White shot 41, Bailey Shelledy at 44, Jake Moffett at 45, Rhett Zeglen at 48, and Reece Kempker shot 56.


#11 ranked Mt Pleasant Varsity girls soccer traveled to Keokuk for a conference matchup. Mt Pleasant won with a score of 7-0. Sydney Doak had 2 goals and 1 assist, Kaela Welcher had 2 goals, Anna Ostby had 1 goal  and 1 assist, Liz Litchfield had 1 goal and 1 assist, Mary West had 1 goal, Mel Vargas had 1 assist in the win. The Panthers are now 4-0 on the season and will host Fort Madison on Monday.


Mt Pleasant boys soccer hosted Keokuk for a conference matchup out at East Lake Park. Panthers had their offense clicking in a 12-3 win. Nathan Rauenbuehler finished the game with four goals and five assists. Cade Warner and Ovidio Reyes-Cardona each had three goals, Oscar Berrios scored twice, Ethan Oilar had two assists, and Avery Scandridge had an assist. In goal Logan Lee had six saves in the win.


Mt Pleasant girls tennis played at Fairfield. Trojans defeated the Panthers 8-1. The lone win for Mt Pleasant came in doubles where Sierra Barton/Olivia Larson defeated Tess Paton/Destiny Gridley 8-6.


Mt Pleasant boys tennis hosted Fairfield. The match was over halfway done when rain halted play with Panthers leading 4-1, no makeup has been set yet. Corbin Broeker defeated AJ Greiner 8-1, Jaxon Hoyle beat Noel Peterson 8-6, Donny Arledge won 9-7 over Will Sheppard, and Jack Schimmelpfennig defeated Brian Parcel 8-5.


Sports Scheduled for Mt Pleasant:


Boys middle school track meet at Burlington has been cancelled.


On April 20th there is going to be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament taking place at Mt Pleasant Middle School. There are several age groups for male and female teams to compete in. The cost is $60 per team and all checks should be made out to Mt Pleasant Tourney Team. For more information and to register contact Ronnie Ashton at (319)931-2896.


Iowa Wesleyan has announced that Temaine Wright has been hired to be the next head coach of the women’s basketball team. Wright’s previous experience includes being a part of the coaching staff at Millsaps College in Jackson Mississippi. There the team won over twenty games and did a complete turnaround finishing as the first place team in their conference after finishing last the year before. Before that Wright was the head coach at Schreiner University where he won SCAC Coach of the Year and made three consecutive trips to the postseason. He set the school record for postseason wins and made a trip to the conference championship final. In his playing days Wright was a standout at the University of Texas at Dallas and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2014.


Iowa Wesleyan softball has a non-conference double header today at home against Lincoln College. Tigers are 16-7 overall on the season and the Lynx are 3-19. First game starts at 3pm at the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex. Tomorrow Tigers will be hosting Greenville for a conference double header with the first game starting at 2pm. Sunday the Tigers will have another home double header against St Louis College of Pharmacy with the first game starting at 1pm.


Iowa Wesleyan baseball begins a conference series down in Sauget Illinois against Webster University. Tigers are 5-19-1 on the season, 3-9 in conference, and the Gorloks are 17-8 overall and 7-3 in conference. Tonight is just a single game starting at 7pm and tomorrow will be a double header starting at 2pm.


The Southeast Iowa Special Olympics are being held tomorrow out at the Mapleleaf Athletic Complex from 10am-3pm. Last year the event had over 200 athletes competing.