Pekin Girls Track Team Is Champion At Mediapolis

Pekin finished 1st in the Mediapolis girls track meet Thursday after totaling 161 and a half points. Panther wins came from Katie Jones the shot put (33-11), Gracie Baetsle the 100 meter hurdles (17.84), Sarah Eubanks the 400 (1:04.38), the shuttle hurdle relay featuring Kalee Hail, Zoey Johnson. Mackenzie Dahlstrom and Baetsle (1:22.03), the 800 meter medley with Zoey Wright, Taylor Parmenter, Dahlstrom and Eubanks (2:01.92), the 4 by 400 of Hollie Loper, Remi Duwa, Eubanks and Wright (4:26.76) and 4 by 800 that included Emily Laumeyer, Maddie Black, Loper and R. Duwa (10:43.36). Adding 2nds were Lauren Derscheid the 1500 (5:34.41) and 3000 (11:59.72), Kerrigan Pope the discus (108 and a half), Baetsle the 400 meter hurdles (1:20.11) and R. Duwa the 800 (2:41.09). The host Mediapolis finished 2nd of 7 scoring 98.