Maloney breaks own pole vault record

Marion senior Alicia Maloney broke her own school record in the pole vault Friday at the Beloit Relays. She vaulted 10 feet, 4 inches to win the event.

“She has always vaulted well at Beloit, and we look for her to continue to have fun,” head coach Grant Thierolf said.

Marissa Jacobson continued pacing the girls’ team in points, winning long jump, 17-2¼, and the triple jump, 35-11¼, and placing fourth in 300-meter hurdles, 47.96 seconds. She set personal bests in all three events.

“She is fun to watch and takes coaching so well, it is easy to make adjustments within the meet for her,” Thierolf said.

Marshelle Mermis placed third in 400-meter dash with a time of 1:02.9. Kelli Hess placed fourth, 1:03.8.

Kaelyn Thierolf placed fifth in javelin, just an inch short of 100 feet. Kristen Herzet placed sixth in discus, 91-5.

Jacobson, Hess, Mermis, and Katey Ehrlich combined to win the 4x400-meter relay in 4:11.97. Hess, Ehrlich, Maloney, and Emily Schneider placed fifth in the 4x100-meter relay, 52.2 seconds. Thierolf, McKenzee Remmers, Kaylie Waner, and Erika Hess placed fifth in the 4x800-meter relay, 11:32.6.

Molly Hess set a personal record of 95-4 in javelin.

Overall the girls placed fourth out of 12 teams. Six of the teams at the meet will be in the team’s regional meet May 23 at Phillipsburg.

Boys

Kyle Palic was the leading point-scorer for the boys’ team, as he placed second in discus, 136-7; third in shot put, 47-3¼; and fifth in javelin, 148-6. Also in the throwing events, John Nordquist placed third in javelin, 161-8; Morgan Wheeler, third in discus, 135-9; and Nick Meyer, 45-8¾.

James Jones won long jump, 20-7, and placed fourth in triple jump, 40-10. Seth Snelling placed fourth in pole vault, 11-6.

Tyler Arocha, Devin Regnier, Bryce Shults, and Tyler Neufeld placed fifth in the 4x800-meter relay, 10:00.1. Neufeld, Snelling, Braden Fahey, and James Jones placed sixth in the 4x400-meter relay, 3:42.4.

Several athletes also set personal records without placing. They were Shults in pole vault, 10 feet; Arocha in the 200-meter dash, 25.76 seconds; and Dylan Carpenter in the 400-meter dash, 59.8 seconds.

The boys placed fifth out of 12 teams in the meet.

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