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McWilliams Earns Twin Golds, PCM Girls Finish 8th at Guthrie Center

Posted: Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 6:01 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Facing some of the toughest competition they’d seen all season, the PCM girls track and field team battled their way to an 8th place finish out of a 14-team field in Thursday night’s meet at Guthrie Center. The Mustangs scored 44 points as a team, while Des Moines Christian took the team title with 96.33 points.

It was a big meet for the Mustangs’ Brilee McWilliams, who threw a season’s best in the discus to give her matching golds in both throwing events. PCM’s Shuttle Hurdle Relay team also notched a season’s best time to earn second place, and the squad added bronze medals from the 4×200 Meter Relay and Abbi Gilson in the Discus to round out their top performances.

Up next for the PCM girls is a Tuesday meet at Montezuma.

Team Scores:
1. Des Moines Christian 96.33
2. Earlham 79
3. Panorama 61
4. I-35 60
5. Audubon 58.33
6. Woodward-Granger 54
7. Guthrie Center 48
8. PCM 44
9. Corning 30
10. W. Central Valley 24
11. Adair-Casey 14
12. Lenox 10
13. Exira-Elkhorn K 6
14. East Greene 4.33

PCM Placewinners:
1st = Brilee McWilliams, Shot Put 33’11”
1st = Brilee McWilliams, Discus 109′ 1″ {Season’s Best}

2nd = Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Shelby Palm, Lexi Kain, Emma Williams, Kelsey Townsend) 1:11.62 {Season’s Best}

3rd = Abbi Gilson, Discus 102′ 7″
3rd = 4 X 200 Relay (Mackenzie Clarke, Kelsey Townsend, Jennifer Templeman, Lexi Kain) 1:54.42 {Season’s Best}

5th = 4 X 400 Relay (Mackenzie Clarke, Kelsey Townsend, Jennifer Templeman, Lexi Kain) 4:26.82
5th = Abbi Gilson, Shot Put 31′ 8.5″