Written by John Kuhens on May 23, 2015

Saturday state track results for KILJ area athletes and teams:  The MPHS boys track team finished 2nd in the team race with 54 points, Center Point was 1st with 56 and Algona was 3rd with 53. Danville girls Class 1A sprint medley team ran 5th in their heat 1:55.83 good for 15th place.  Braden Blake of Waco ran 4th in the Class 1A boys 800 meters with a 2:01.86.  Logan Murray of MPHS scratched from the Class 3A 800 meters.  The MPHS girls 3A shuttle hurdle relay was disqualified so missed out on winning their 4th straight title.  The MPHS boys shuttle hurdle relay team won the 3A title in 57.33 with Spencer White, Jake Lowe, Brock Wilson and Cole Phillips.  Kathryn Luers of Danville finished 6th  in the Class 1A 100 meter dash in 12.72.  Quincy Porter of New London finished  3rd in the Class 1A boys 100 meter dash in 11.63.  Cole Phillips finished  2nd in the Class 3A boys 100 meter dash in 11.34. Mt. Pleasant  Kelsi Phipps defended her Class 3A 100 meter hurdle title with a winning time of 15.13 , Hannah Becker of the Panthers finished 7th in 16.08.  Mt. Pleasant also had two runners in the Class 3A boys 110 meter high hurdles, Cole Phillips finished  2nd in 14.37 and Spencer white ran 15.05 to finish 4th.  Danville’s Kathryn Luers finished 5th  in the Class 1A 200 meter dash in 26.43.  Bryce Achen of Waco finished  3rd in the boys Class 1A 200 meter dash with a time of 22.81, Garret Baker of WMU finished 6th in that same event in a time of 23.28.  In the 3A boys 200 meter dash Cole Phillips of Mt. Pleasant finished 2nd in 22.50, on this final day of the state meet Cole had a hand in scoring 34 team points.  Gavin Bencze of  WMU ran 9th with a 4:39.34 in the boys 1600 meter run Class 1A.  In the boys 3A 1600 meter run Logan Murray of MPHS ran 4:31.66 and got 7th.  Ellie Conrad of Mt. Pleasant ran the 1500 meters class 3A and finished 20th in a time of 5:12.87. The MPHS girls scored 31 points, and finished 9th in the team race. The West Burlington-Notre Dame boys won the 2A title with 107 points for Coach Cory Lamm a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. That total is a new state record.