Brady Millikin leads Panthers to win Sigourney Relays

Brady Millikin had the best day on the track for the Pekin Panthers at the Sigourney Relays. He earned 20 points by winning the 800m run, 3200m run, anchored the winning 4x800m relay team and placed second in the 1600m run.

The long-distance runners for Pekin had themselves a night on the Sigourney track for the Sigourney Relays on April 23. Brady Millikin and Colten Glosser combined for 50.50 team points, more than one-third of their final 148 points team score to win the meet.

Millikin won the 800m run with a time of 2:09.17 and the 3200m run at 10:07.98 (personal best). He almost made it a three-peat in the 1600m run but was edged out by Glosser at the end with Glosser running a time of 4:55.35 and Millikin finishing with 4:55.73. Glosser finished in second with a time of 10:42.02 in the 3200m run as well.

The Panthers came close to winning several other events including Dayne Eckley’s second-place finish in the 100m dash with 11.66 seconds. Devin Fraise also finished third in the 110m hurdles at 17.52 seconds and third in the Long Jump at 20’, a new personal best.

Pekin rattled off three wins in relay events including the 4x400m, 4x800m and 440m shuttle hurdle relay. Kevin Rohr, Tanner Conger, Brady Latcham and Kennan Winn ran a time of 3:50.78 in the 4x400m relay, setting a new personal best. Colten Bishop, Conger, Chandler Stull and Millikin combined for a time of 9:55.48 in the 4x800m relay, leading wire to wire, and Lathe Crochet, Quinn Ledger, Cole Earnest and Fraise ran a time of 1:05.35 in the 440m shuttle hurdle relay.

Pekin next competed at Cardinal on April 26, followed by an away meet at Van Buren on April 29 and will be at Mediapolis on May 2 for their Conference Meet.
To see full results, pick up this weeks' edition of the News-Review.