Pekin girls win SEISC-North title
The Pekin girls’ track team dominated the Southeast Iowa Superconference North meet Thursday in Mediapolis.
The Panthers haven’t lost a meet this season, and they made sure the conference meet wouldn’t be the first. Pekin scored 178 points, with the next closest team being Mediapolis with 113.
Gwynne Wright had another incredible day, winning the 800-meter run (2:32.71), the 1500-meter run (5:05.04) and the 3000-meter run with the time of 10:51.92.
Shelbie Williams won the shot put with a toss of 36-02.00. The Panthers also won three relay races.
Taylor Reynolds and Tayler Winn finished back-to-back in the 400-meter dash with second and third place.
Kaysha Dodson took home second in the high jump, while Mallory Reed earned second in the 100-meter hurdles.
Samantha Wright finished third in the 400-meter hurdles with the time of 1:14.53.
Kaylee Linder finished fourth in the 200-meter dash and the 100-meter dash.
The Pekin boys finished second to Medipolis with 115 points on the night.
“We have a young team and I think our boys put out a great effort last night with several personal bests,” said Pekin coach Davis Eidahl.
The Panthers left their mark on the field events and in relays.
Jared Bond won the discus yet again, while Eric Adam did the same in the shot put. Zac Conger took second in the high jump with teammate Colton Lanman right behind him.
Tyler Copeland, Christian Wittrock, Brody Long and Chase Copeland combined to win the 4x200-meter relay with the time of 1:34.30.
Cole Reighard, Cade Millikin, Ryan Millikin and Austin Fariss combined to win the 4x800-meter relay with the time of 8:42.58.
Chase Copeland took third in the 100-meter dash by running 11.30.
Tyler Copeland got third in the 200-meter dash with Wittrock taking seventh. Austin Fariss finished fourth in the 1600-meter run.