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

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″