Panthers win own meet; Pantherettes grab more gold
The Pekin Panthers won their own meet, the Panther relays, on Monday with 218 points.
Davis County was runner-up (160), followed by Cardinal (128) and Tri-County (57). Among the highlights for Pekin, Dayne Eckley won gold in the 100 (11.82) and 200 (23.5), Chandler Eckley finished first in the 800 (2:07.25) and Ryan Millikin captured the gold in the 1,600 (4:51.08). Panther Levi Long won gold in the 400-meter hurdles (59.48) and Trever Northup took gold in the shot put (47-5.5).
In the Pantherette Relays on April 13, four athletes from Pekin earned gold medals in individual events. Remi Duwa won the 800 (2:30.12) and Shea Dahlstrom won the 1,500 (5:39.93). Ellie Ledger won the high jump (5-1) and Willoh Mills won the shot put (31-10.25).