May 18, 2022

Mustangs finish second at ‘home’

LE GRAND — Girls track and field teams from PCM, Lynnville-Sully and Colfax-Mingo had to travel a little further to compete in PCM’s annual girls invitational on April 22.

The track meet was moved to East Marshall because of poor conditions at PCM, and the Mustangs finished second as a team with five victories and six runner-up finishes.

PCM scored 127 points in second but didn’t have enough to get in front of West Marshall, which won the meet with 139.5 points.

Sierra Foster and Paytan Schut went 1-2 in the 100- and 200-meter dash, and the Mustangs won the 4x800, 4x400 and shuttle hurdle relays.

Foster won the 100 in a season-best 13.5 seconds and Schut was second (season-best 13.6).

Foster hit the line first in the 200 (28.13), while Schut was second (season-best 28.46).

PCM’s shuttle hurdle team of Lexi Kuecker, Morgan Uhlenhopp, Margo Chipps and Megan Cowman won the event in 1:10.34.

The Mustangs’ first win of the evening came in the 4x800 relay. The team of Klaire Jungling, Hannah McCarthy, Kate McCarthy and Delaney Baird won the race in a season-best time of 11:02.90.

The Mustangs won the 4x400 relay with Foster, Hannah McCarthy, Kate McCarthy and Schut in 4:30.23.

PCM had six second-place finishes. Aside from Schut in the 100 and 200, Cowman also took second in the 100 hurdles (17.19), Kuecker was second in the long jump (14 feet, 5 1/2 inches), Celeste Wagaman finished second in the high jump (4-8) and Chipps claimed runner-up honors in the 400 hurdles (1:10.83).

PCM’s two third-place finishes came from Uhlenhopp in the 400 hurdles (1:13.02) and Jungling in the 1,500 (5:47.16).

Kuecker was fourth in the 100 hurdles (season-best 17.82). Hannah McCarthy was fifth in the 400 in 1:10.64.

PCM competes in the Heart of Iowa Conference meet at 4 p.m. on May 2 in Nevada.

PCM finishes seventh at Carlisle

CARLISLE — Chipps and Uhlenhopp went 1-3 in the 400 hurdles, and that highlight helped the Mustangs to a seventh-place finish at Carlisle’s High School Girls Track Classic on April 25.

PCM was the only Class 2A team in the 3A-heavy field. The Mustangs scored 57 points in all. Carlisle won the meet with 151. Bondurant-Farrar (97), Grinnell (96), Norwalk (96) and Creston (84) rounded out the first five.

Chipps got PCM’s lone win of the night when she finished first in the 400 hurdles with a season-best time of 1:09.15. Uhlenhopp’s third-place time of 1:11.15 also was a season best.

The Mustangs were third in the shuttle hurdle, sprint medley and 4x200 relays.

The shuttle hurdle relay team of Kuecker, Uhlenhopp, Chipps and Cowman finished in 1:10.87, the sprint medley relay team of Kassidy Block, Regan Freland, Foster and Schut finished in 1:59.33 and the 4x200 relay team of Schut, Chelsea Bird, Freland and Foster hit the finish line in 1:55.01.

The Mustangs’ 4x400 relay team of Foster, Kate McCarthy, Hannah McCarthy and Schut finished fourth in a season-best time of 4:23.65.