Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

April 15, 2014

Panthers sweep Co-Ed Relays

By Kyle Ocker Sports Editor
The Daily Iowegian

---- — The Mt. Pleasant Panthers boys’ and girls’ track program swept the team races at the Centerville Co-Ed Relays last Thursday.

The girls won with a team total of 215 while the boys took home a combined team score of 131, narrowly edging the Albia boys’ team who ended the night with 128 points.

Centerville placed fifth in each team race.

The Big Reds’ Graydon Schmidt and Kolton Gonnerman swept the top-two spots of the boys’ long jump. Schmidt’s best jump was 19’5” while Gonnerman’s was 19’2”.

Centerville had two other runner-up finishes on the night from the boys’ squad.

Michael Firkins recorded a toss of 144’4” in the discus for second place. Schmidt recorded a time of 15.4 seconds to finish second in the 110 meter hurdles race.

Cassidy Schacher was the lone Redette to finish in the top-two on Thursday. She was second in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 12:21.1.

The Wayne Lady Falcons took third overall in the girls’ team race.

Wayne highlighted the night with one event victory and two runner-ups.

Freshman Demi Austin played a part in all three of those top-two finishes.

Austin was victorious in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.9 seconds. She finished second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.1 seconds. Austin also was part of the second place finishing sprint medley relay team. Karna Hampton, Shania Austin, Demi and Olivia Byrns recorded a time of 2:01.7 in the event.

“This was a tough meet for us since we were competing against several schools that are much bigger than us,” Wayne girls’ track coach Bart Elliott said. “So, I was very pleased we scored 74 points and finished third place out of 13 teams. We got a great performance out of freshman Demi Austin. Demi has amazing natural ability, but it doesn’t stop there, she works very hard to improve by at tented speed and agility and coming into the weight room on her own.”

The Centerville Big Reds and Redettes track teams were in action in Oskaloosa on Saturday. Monday’s meet in Creston for the Redettes was canceled due to weather.

The Big Reds track team is scheduled to be in Chariton tonight at 5 p.m.

Centerville Co-Ed Relays at Paul Johnson Field

Thursday, April 10

Girls’ results

Team scores — 1, Mt. Pleasant 215; 2, Davis County 116; 3, Wayne 74; 4, Knoxville 43; 5, Centerville 33; 6, Keokuk 30; 7, Chariton 26; 8, Central Decatur 15; 9, Scotland County 14; T10, Moravia 8; T10, Putnam County 8; 12, Seymour 3; 13, Newtown-Harris 3.

Discus — 3, Breanna Fortune (Wayne) 104-7; 5, Rachel Valentine (CV) 97-5. Shot put — 3, Fortune (Wayne) 33-8; 6, Valentine (CV) 30-8. Long jump — 5, Hannah Eastlick (Moravia) 13-9; 6, Alyssa Barger (CV) 13-7.5. 3,000 meter run — 2, Cassidy Schacher (CV) 12:21.1; 4, Hanna Sheston (CV) 13:21.7. 4x800 meter relay — 4, Wayne 12:28.1. 4x100 shuttle hurdle — 3, Wayne 1:14.6. 100 meter dash — 2, Demi Austin (Wayne) 13.1. 400 meter dash — 5, Olivia Byrns (Wayne) 1:06.5; 6, Peyton Kauffman (CV) 1:07.9. 4x200 meter relay — 4, Wayne 1:59.6. 1,500 meter run — 5, Bailey Witt (CV) 6:01.2; 6, Sheston (CV) 6:01.5. 400 meter hurdles — 3, Autumn McDanel (Moravia) 1:14.8. Sprint medley — 2, Wayne 2:01.7; 6, Centerville 2:16.5. 800 meter run — 5, Witt (CV) 2:51.7. 4x100 meter relay — 5, Wayne 58.9. 4x400 meter relay — 3, Wayne 4:44.8; 4, Centerville 4:50.5. Distance medley — 3, Centerville 4:59.9; 4, Seymour 5:10.2; 5, Wayne 5:14.

Boys’ results

Team scores — 1, Mt. Pleasant 131; 2, Albia 128; 3, Davis County 80; 4, Oskaloosa 84; 5, Centerville 57; 6, Moravia 35; 7, Putnam County 25; 8, Twin Cedars 6.

Discus — 2, Michael Firkins (CV) 144-4. Shot put — 6, Avery Hutton (CV) 36-1. Long jump — 1, Graydon Schmidt (CV) 19-5; 2, Kolton Gonnerman (CV) 19-2. 4x800 relay — 6, Centerville 10:15.6. 110 hurdles — 2, Schmidt (CV) 15.4; 6, Garrett Moorman (CV) 17.3. 100 meter — 4, Moorman (CV) 11.8; 6, Ty Seddon (CV) 12.1. 400 meter — 5, Garrett McGrann (CV) 54.7; 6, Caleb Windschitl (MOR) 55.8. 200 meter — 6, Gonnerman (CV) 24.4. 400 hurdles — 3, Schmidt (CV) 1:00.8. Distance medley — 4, Centerville 3:56.7. 4x100 — 5, Centerville 52.5; 6, Moravia 52.4. 4x400 — 6, Moravia 4:46.7.