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  Welcome to the home of the
Mt. Pleasant Iowa
 Girls Track and Field Website ! 
a new Top MP All Time Performance Page has been added  10/31/17....
2018 Season Coming to a track near you before to long.
All track coaches are going to a big clinic in Kansas City in less than a month to start sharpening up for the upcoming season ! 

Coach Shy is planning on opening up "2018 Jump Camp" at the middle school gym February 26th for all levels of jumpers, right after the last MS basketball game of their season.  The gym has been reserved and the time is right after school.  3:30 to 4:30 for ms and varsity girls.  This will include Middle School girls as well as High School Varsity boys and girls.  No cost and a good time to get in some early jumping and conditioning.  Everyone is welcome to participate and give the jumps a try even if not planning on jumping during the season.  The middle school girls season usually starts about 3-4 weeks later so is a good time to get some conditioning in also.  Handouts will be available for middle school girls from Mrs. Gilmore soon.  Spread the word !! 
Send Mr. Shy a note if you want to receive his "jump newsletters"

2017 Season Awards....Taylor - Most Improved, 
Maggie - New Comer,
Lexie - Panther Award,
and Allison - MVP

District Runner-up !
Over 30 girls participated in the season !

On a cold and windy day .........
 High Jumpers .........
Long Jump Practice
Form and Technique.............
Set !
Drive and Go !
                                                                          Starts and Block Practice
Hurdle Practice........
Getting in some "track time"...... 
                                          Coach Kibbee, Coach Lamm, and Coach Kinney give relay instructions !


                                                                Handoff practice indoor at IWC.....
Indoor practice on a rainy day  !
Girls and Boys working together at hurdle practice with Coach Lamm
Senior, Allison Buckert,  gets some extra time in on the hurdles!
 Varsity girls track coaches for 2018 !
Head Coach - Tyler Kibbee
 Assistant - Samantha Freeman


 Lyle Murray, Distance 

Daryl Shy Jumps, and Dave Hutchcroft Hurdles
 due to Googles changing their format, all slide shows have been lost, which had over 2000 pictures in them. 
Conference Champions 2016
See 2016 Middle School Cross Country on their X-Co page......

MP girls at the next level !
Hannah Becker
      Chloe             Hannah                Mary                    Taylor      


Jr. Chloe is competing at Northwest Missouri in the 1000 and mile event
Soph. Hannah is competing at Central Missouri Univ. in the Heptathlon.
Soph. Mary is competing at South Dakota  Univ. in the shot put. 
Sr. Taylor is listed on the Northwest Missouri web site as a sprinter.

Team State Champions,
2004, 2005, 2006
State Runner-Up, 2007 & 2014
Conference Champions
  2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,
2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 
2001, 2000, 1999, 1998 ! 

Panther Web Site Visitors


State Runner-Up 2014 ! 

Leslie Taylor, 3 Time State Champion Long Jumper
Shuttle Hurdle 3rd Straight State Championship and State Record
Kelsi Phipps, State Champion 100 M Hurdles

State 2014

Third Consecutive State Long Jump Title


Leslie and Kelsi 100 M Hurdles

State Champion Shuttle Hurdle Relay !


State Schedule

posted May 19, 2014, 10:08 AM by SeaBiscuit428   [ updated May 21, 2014, 10:16 AM ]

Road to state starts with coaches speech in the locker room.

Wednesday -Hy Vee Catered meal after practice at Coach Hutchcroft Ranch, parents invited to come, bring lawn chairs.
Thursday - 8:30 Leave ML in 3 vans
    Stop in Pella for lunch
go to motel
12:40 Team meeting in coaches room
1:00 1st van leaves for Stadium
2:30 disc, Mary
             Photo            Photo         
3:00 Other 2 vans leave for stadium
4:30 High Jump Kailey
5:15 4 X 8 Ellie, Natalie, Chloe, Hattie
8:00 Shuttle Prelims, Leslie, Hannah, Kelsi, Sidney

Go Eat Supper 

7:00 Breakfast
11:00 go out to lunch together
12:45 first van leaves with Mary
1:45 other two vans go
2:30 Shot.... Mary
           Photo     Photo
3:50 400 H .... Hannah N Kelsi

                         Photo         Photo                             

4:30 LJ.... Leslie
        Photo           Photo
5:30 100 H..... Les n Kelsi
Photo     Photo
6:50 4 X 100 Leslie,.... Hannah, Kelsi, Danielle
7:50 4 X 400..... Laura, Natalie, Chloe, Hattie
8:15 leave for supper

8:15 1st van leaves w Chloe
9:30 Other 2 vans leave
10:10 800..... Chloe
11:20 SH.... finals
12:35 100 H.. ...finals
2:35 1500.... Ellie.
3:05 4 X 1..... finals
3:40 4 X 400.... finals

Panthers Roll at District Meet, cant wait for STATE !

posted May 16, 2014, 4:54 AM by SeaBiscuit428   [ updated May 20, 2014, 11:39 AM ]

Mt. Pleasant girls qualify for state meet ! 
Long Jump-Leslie Taylor, high Jump-Kailey Peterson, shot put and  discus- Mary Wester, 100 M H- Kelsey Phipps & Leslie Taylor, 400 MH - Kelsi Phipps & Hannah Becker , 800- Chloe Haffarnan, 1500-Ellie Conrad,   4 X 800-Laura Hult, Ellie Conrad, Hattie Liechty, Chloe Haffarnan , 4 X 100 Leslie Taylor, Hannah Becker, Kelsi Phipps, Danielle Coffen, 4 x 400-Chloe Haffarnan, Natalie ita, Hattie Liechty, Laura Hult,   Shuttle Hurdle RelaySidneyTaylor, Leslie Taylor, Hannah Becker, Kelsi Phipps !

Conference Championship 3 - peat !

posted May 8, 2014, 7:18 AM by SeaBiscuit428   [ updated May 9, 2014, 8:50 AM by ]

       The  Mt. Pleasant  girls track and field team pulled off the 3-peat last night  at the Conference track meet in Fairfield as the Panthers won for the third year in a row..  This marks the  14th time in the last 17 years the Panthers have been crowned Conference Champs.  MP  won  9 events ,  had a strong start in the field events, and used their depth to score 148 points.  Washington was second ( 94 ) and  Fairfield third ( 80 ).  Two Conference Records were broken last night as Kelsi Phipps broke her own 100M  hurdle record running 15.12. Her old  mark was  15.27  she set as a Freshman in 2012.  The shuttle hurdle relay of Sidney and Leslie Taylor , Hannah Becker, and  Phipps  ran 1:04.27 to lower the record of 1:04.74 they set also in 2012.  Also of note is the fact that Leslie Taylor won the Conference long jump title for the 4th year in a row . Taylor went 17-7 1/4 to win her specialty while Mary Wester helped get the Panthers off to a strong start in  the meet winning both the shot and disc.  The Panthers will now turn their attention to the all important State Qualifying meet to be held at Mapleleaf Stadium next Thursday evening.  

Panthers Win Brookhart Relays

posted May 6, 2014, 7:12 AM by   [ updated May 6, 2014, 8:42 AM by SeaBiscuit428 ]

      The Mt Pleasant  Panther girls had a record setting night at the 58th annual  Brookhart Relays in Fairfield last night.  The shuttle hurdle team of Sidney Taylor, Leslie Taylor, Hannah Becker, and Kelsi Phipps shattered the previous meet record by 2.7 seconds running  1:04.08.   Later in the 100 hurdles,  running in separate heats,  both Phipps and  L. Taylor  ran under the meet record with Phipps setting the new standard at 14.85 and Taylor clocking in at 14.91.  In the 45+  year  history of MP  girls track and field there have only been 2 other girls go under 15 seconds.  Dee Wear  in the 1990's and Lindsey Boldt in 2006  and both were  State Champions.  To  have two girls on the same team do that is really special.  Mary  Wester also  got into the record breaking act as she threw 41-9 in the shot to eclipse her own record by 3 inches. The  entire meet results can be found on the right side menu.  Next up for the Panthers will be the  Southeast Conference meet  on  Thursday   back  at  Fairfield.  

Washington Meet News

posted May 3, 2014, 2:35 PM by SeaBiscuit428   [ updated May 4, 2014, 8:09 AM ]

For the second day in a row the Mt Pleasant girls track team took to the track.  Under much better weather conditions the girls had a good meet.  Leading off once again Mary had a super day in the throws and reset her discus record with a throw 5' further than her previous best.  Mary also won the shot put, and Leslie completed the trifecta with a nice  17' 1" jump to win the long jump, that was 4" better than her last years winning jump.  Allison Buckerts jumping came in handy as the freshman finished in third pleace to score her first varsity medal in the long jump, she has been patiently waiting for her opportunity to join the jump girls and did a good job at the right time.  The running events went well and also in the hurdle events, as expected, the shuttle hurdle relay had an easy win early, and Kelsi and Leslie went 1-2 in the 100 H.  We'll put some more results here when the result sheet gets sent to us.  Next up is the Brookhart Relays at Fairfield, Monday !

WACO Meet 2014

posted May 2, 2014, 8:07 AM by SeaBiscuit428   [ updated May 2, 2014, 12:01 PM ]

The meet at WACO was a different meet to say the least.  Running in the cold and wind is nothing new to this team however !  Leading off a very productive night were the field events which started the night off with over 40 points !  Mary won her specialties...shot and disc, Leslie and Kelsi showed their strength with a 1-2 punch in the Long Jump and Hannah scored in the High Jump.  Mary did comment that her fingers were frozen soon after the meet began. 
Soon into the meet the 4 X 800 relay won their event and were presented with special ribbons/medals.
MP scored over 200 points to lead the next closest team, Washington that had 96 points, followed by Keokuk with 92 points.  This was a co-ed meet and it lasted till about 9:20 in the evening.  Good job ladies and hopefully the rest of our season will have better conditions.
Feature paragraph for this meet;  Mary threw an outstanding 39' in the shot put !, Kelsi ran a 62 in the open 400, into a very strong wind, and then when making her move to challenge for the lead in her first 400 H open, she clipped a hurdle and crashed, got up and still finished second in the race, guess you cant keep a good competitor down !

Drake Past, State Coming UP SOON !

posted May 1, 2014, 8:08 AM by SeaBiscuit428   [ updated May 1, 2014, 9:57 AM ]

Well, the much anticipated trip to Drake had its ups and downs !  Leslie Taylor started off with a fine 6th placing in the long jump with a leap of 17' 2" !  The top 6 receive the much coveted medals !  Making the finals and duking it out with the states best, Kelsi Phipps earned a 3rd place and Leslie earned a 7th place in the 100M H !  Using last year as a stepping stone Mary Wester had a fine pair of events, finishing 8th in both the shot put and the discus !  She threw the shot put in a wet rainy day and had a beautiful sunshine day for the discus !  Running with the best and performing with the best the shuttle hurdle relay suffered a setback/learning experience with a disqualification in the finals.  Using this for motivation, hopefully all these events will be ones to watch at the upcoming state meet in 3 weeks !

Next Meet Up .......

posted Apr 29, 2014, 6:57 AM by SeaBiscuit428   [ updated May 16, 2014, 4:53 AM ]


Jim Andrew 4 X 100 Champion Relay

posted Apr 23, 2014, 9:21 AM by SeaBiscuit428   [ updated Apr 23, 2014, 11:39 AM ]

Panther Relays 2014
Jim Andrew Relay Plaques; Named to honor long time and retired Panther sprint coach Jim Andrew, this team had the fastest 4 X 100 relay in the meet of all classes.  Congratulations to the Williamsburg team with a winning time of 52.37 !

Others winning their events for the Panther Team were Leslie Taylor in one of her specialties, the long jump, last year she jumped 16' 4 to win and this year went 17' 4 to win.  Leading from the start to the finish was a fine run by Chloe Haffarnan in her specialty, the 800 meters.  Kelsi Phipps blazed to a new meet record in the 100 m hurdles, and teammate Hannah Becker looked impressive in winning the 400 m hurdles.  Teaming up for a tune up for the Drake Relays, the shuttle hurdle relay gave the home crowd a treat in running a very strong shuttle hurdle relay, consisting of Leslie Taylor, Sidney Taylor, Hannah Becker and Kelsi Phipps.  The 4 X 800 Relay slipped past Cedar Rapids Jefferson to win that relay also !  Gold medal relay members there were Ellie Conrad, Hatti Liechty, Natalie Ita  and Chloe Haffarnan !  Next up is the Washington Relays and the Drake Relays Thursday !

Panther Relays - Big Night for Seniors and Hurdlers

posted Apr 20, 2014, 6:20 AM by SeaBiscuit428   [ updated Apr 23, 2014, 7:32 AM by ]

     It  was the last Panther Relays  for  4  outstanding young ladies as Leslie Taylor, Chloe Haffarnan, Emma Ludwig, and Hanna Weber  were introduced  with their parents at Senior Recognition night. On the track it was exciting as well  as the shuttle hurdle relay team of Lesie and Sidney Taylor, Hannah Becker, and Kelsi Phipps  blazed to a new meet and school record in 1:03.57.  This not only puts them in the record books but  is the fstest time recorded in the State this year heading into this weekends Drake Relays.  Phipps also  rewrote the record book  as she bested teammate and former record holder Leslie  Taylor in the 100 m  hurdles with a 15.12  clocking.  The old record ws set by Taylor last year in 15.20.  The Panthers get set now for a busy few days as 6 girls will head to Des Moines for the Drake Relays  Thurs-Sat and the rest of the squad will run at the Washington Relays  on  Thursday. 

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