Area Roundup: Hawk girls win at Belle Plaine
The Lynnville-Sully golf teams competed at a triangular meet in Belle Plaine on Monday to kick off thier seasons.
The boys finished third with a total of 214 behind Belle Plaine (170) and Iowa Valley (183). The Hawks had a tie for their low score as David Trettin and Connor Fraker both shot 50s. Baker Zegers shot a 57 and Bayley Morvant also shot a 57.
Their next meet is on Thursday againt Tri-County.
The Hawk girls did much better on their end. They took first overall out of the three teams, shooting 209.
The low scorer was Kelsey Beyer with a 47. Macy Lanser, last year’s low scorer, shot a 51.
Haley Hood shot a 52. Rounding it out for the Hawks was Tiffany Fraker with a 59.
They will compete in the meet on Thursday.
PCM boys top nine-team Bondurant Invite
Although it had some time off since its first meet, the Prairie City-Monroe boys golf team didn’t lose any steam on Monday.
The Mustangs topped second-place Pella by six strokes, shooting a 147 to win the nine-team Bondurant Invite at Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona.
“This was our fifth win in a row at Bondurant and this field was one of the toughest,” PCM coach Mike Smith said. “Pella is a strong golf team in 3A and both South Hamilton and Des Moines Christian have been to the state tournament the last couple years. I’m very happy with the win.”
Senior Hunter Van Veen took medalist honors with a 25-foot birdie putt in a playoff with Pella’s Sean Rennick after both golfers shot even-par 35s. Rounding out PCM’s scores were Ryan Jennings and Justin Beener with 37s,
Devon Woody with a 38, Wade Hill with a 39 and Reid Jenkins with a 45. Both Hill and Jenkins made their first varsity starts.
The Mustangs will see Pella again soon when they travel to Bos Landen Country Club to take on the Dutch and Dallas Center-Grimes on Thursday.
Mustang girls golf wins Albia Invite
The Prairie City-Monroe girls golf team had a strong start to the year, and it doesn’t look like that start will wear off anytime soon.
Cassidy Van Veen earned another medalist honor with a personal best score of 46 and the Mustangs shot a 194 to top a five-team field at an invitational in Albia on Monday.
PCM had the top three individual golfers, as Rachel Phifer and Maddie Peters were just behind Van Veen with a 48 and 49, respectively.
Taylor Phifer finished with a 51, while Kelsey Van Veen contributed a 52 and Hannah Hugen rounded out the team’s scores with a 54.
“Our team played well and we finally had a great night with the weather cooperating,” PCM coach Val Edwards said.
The Mustangs will try to keep their momentum going when they travel to Pleasantville today.
PCM girls track competes in Norwalk
Although it was squaring off with multiple larger schools, the Prairie City-Monroe girls track team turned in a number of strong performances Monday.
Junior Lexi Kain led the way for the Mustangs with a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash and third-place finish in the 400. Senior Kelsey Townsend took fourth as an individual in the 400 hurdles, and also finished fourth in the 4x100 relay with Kain, Mackenzie Clarke and Emily Hugen and in the 4x400 with Kain, Hugen and Courtney Van Houweling.
Other finishes for PCM included junior Abbi Gilson taking fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot put,
Clarke finishing fifth in the 100 and Rachel Peter placing sixth in the 3,200.
“It was a tough meet full of bigger schools, so I’m very happy with how our girls performed,” PCM coach Bridget Burns said. “We seem to be improving each meet, which is our ultimate goal.”