SPORTS MARCH 22, 2015Written by John Kuhens on March 22, 2015
Mt. Pleasant high school girls track team won the Central College indoor meet Saturday at Pella. Panthers scored 70.5 points, Iowa City West was 2nd with 64. Kelsi Phipps won the 55 meter hurdles in 8.67 seconds, she also was 1st in the long jump at 16′. Mary Wester was shot put champ at 42′ 11″. Mt. Pleasant will open the outdoor season Tuesday at Iowa City West.
The MPHS boys track team was 7th at the Central College Indoor on Friday with 30 points, Pella won the event with 68 points. Zoom Gwamna had the best finish, he was 2ndin the long jump at 20′ 7″.
The Iowa Wesleyan College womens basketball team got some good news Saturday. Coach Steve Williamson received word from Mediapolis Bullette standout Darby Massner that she wants to be a Lady Tiger. Darby led Mediapolis to a #1 ranking and undefeated regular season, her team made it to the semi finals of the state tournament where they fell to eventual state champion Nevada. Darby received numerous post season athletic and academic awards.
The University of Iowa wreswtling team finished 2nd in the team race at the NCAA wrestling nationals in St. Louis. Ohio State won the title with 102 points, Iowa had 84. The Hawks best finisher was Cory Clark who was 2nd at 133 pounds. Iowa State finished 14th in the team race with 39 points, they did have a champion at 197 pounds Kyven Gadson.
The Iowa Hawkeye men’s and women’s basketball teams are in action today in the NCAA Tournament. The men play Gonzaga at 6 p.m. in Seattle. The Hawkeye women are playing at home this morning against Miami, Florida. The game tipped off at 11 a.m.
The University of Northern Iowa men’s team plays Louisville in Seattle at 8:40 tonight.