After 8 days of practice the Mt. Pleasant Panther Girls track team opened their season Tuesday at the Iowa City Indoor. It was a successful start to what should be a very successful season as the squad garnered 5 top 5 finishes against 30 other teams. Leading the way was Junior Hannah Becker who won the high jump. Five girls including Becker cleared 4-11 but after a 35 minute delay waiting for a jumper to run a race none of the 5 girls could clear the bar at 5-1. Becker , who was the only one to not miss at any other heights was declared the winner on fewer misses.
The hurdle squad had a big night as Kelsi Phipps, Leslie Taylor, and Becker went 1,3,4 in prelims of the 60 hurdles and finished 2,3,5 in the finals respectively. Winning the 60 hurdles was Mallory Smith from Waukee, the lone returner from Waukee's all time record setting shuttle hurdle relay of last year. Also coming in with a top 5 finish was Mary Wester in the shot who finished 5th with a throw of 34-11 despite only having 3 days of practice. Other placings and times can be found on our 2014 Indoor Season Leader page which can be found on the menu on the right.