Pekin Titles Highlight Area Track And Field Competition

The Pekin boys track team was the Class B champion of the Mount Pleasant Denny White meet Thursday scoring 153 and a half. They had wins from Monico Requena the 100, Chandler Eckley the 800, Colten Glosser the 1600, Brady Millikin the 3200, the 4 by 400 and 4 by 800 each featuring Isaiah Wittrock, Cameron Millikin, Sam Roth and C. Eckley, the shuttle hurdle relay made up by Michael Jones, Quinn Ledger, Devin Fraise and Jordan Hixson plus the 4 by 200 with Levi Long, Dayne Eckley, Kennae Winn and Requena. Adding 2nds were Fraise the long jump, B. Millikin the 1600, the 800 meter sprint medley and 4 by 100 both including Long, Winn, Requena and D. Eckley plus the 1600 meter distance medley made up by Winn, C. Millikin, Roth and Wittrock. Wapello ended up 2nd with 105 and a half points.

Pekin took the title of the girls track meet they hosted Thursday totaling 152 points. Panther wins came from Remi Duwa the 800 and 1500, Ellie Ledger the high jump, Katie Jones the shot put, Zoey Wright the 100 meter hurdles and the 4 by 800 of Hollie Loper, Hunter Lock, Cari Duwa and R. Duwa. Finishing 2nd were Emilee Linder the 200 and 400, Gracie Baaetsle the 400 meter hurdles, Kaitlyn Glosser the 3000, the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Kalee Haile, Faith Goudy, Hope Ensminger and Kira Smith, the distance medley made up by Sophie Wittrock, Ledger, C. Duwa and Loper plus the 4 by 100 of S. Wittrock, Linder, Cate Roth and Wright.

The Fairfield varsity girls track team was at Eddvyille-Blakesburg-Fremont Thursday. They got wins from Ashley Bloomquist (pictured below) the 1500 and 3000 plus Julia Fritz the discus. Taking 2nd place were Malory Jones the high jump and Olivia Roberts the shot put. The 3rds included Danae Drish in the 1500 and the sprint medley with Alexis Jones, Olivia Jones, Jill Dunlap and Aluna Olaniyi. The Trojans ended up 4th of 11 scoring 74. Forest City was the champion with 96, Washington 2nd at 93 and Keokuk 3rd totaling 84.

The Cardinal boys also competed in Class B at Mount Pleasant Thursday, Trey Albert ended up winning the log jump and 400 meter hurdles. Wyatt Gatton was 2nd in the 110 meter high hurdles. Mason Aschenbrenner added a 3rd in the 100. The Comets finished 5th overall with a score of 61 and a half, just 2 points behind Lone Tree.

Fairfield was in Class A of the Denny White Relays. The top performances featured Tristin Waugh taking 2nd in the discus and Landon Kooiker 3rd in the high jump. The Trojans were 10th racking up 30 points.

The Van Buren boys were led by a 4th in the Class B shuttle hurdle relay at Mount Pleasant Thursday. That included Donny Roberts, Bryson Mineart, Austin Denney and Andrew Fitzsimmons. They had 11 points on the night.