Marion boys win Hesston track meet

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The Marion boys’ track and field team dominated the Hesston Invitational track meet Friday, winning first place with 156 points; Hesston was second with 85 points.

James Jones won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 9 inches, and triple jump, 44-3¾. Quinton Hett placed sixth in triple jump, 36-3½. Zach Hammond won high jump, 5-6, and placed second in pole vault, 13-7. Nicholas Stuchlik placed third in high jump, 5-4, and Seth Snelling placed third in pole vault, 10-7.

Kyle Palic, Morgan Wheeler, and Nick Meyer placed second, third, and fourth, respectively, in discus with throws of 137-8, 137, and 134. Palic picked up sixth place in javelin, 134-6, and sixth in shot put, 41-10½. Meyer was second in shot put, 43-9, and Wheeler was fourth, 42-2½. John Nordquist placed fifth in javelin, 137-2.

Jordan Hett pulled away in the final 100 meters to win the 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 37.66 seconds. Timothy Knolla placed fifth with a time of 11:27.71. Jordan Hett and Knolla placed second and fifth in the 1,600-meter run with times of 4:52.18 and 5:04.57, respectively.

“Jordan Hett ran pretty well, running three tough races in a matter of less than two hours,” coach Grant Thierolf said.

Brody Carroll placed third in the 300-meter hurdles at 43.50 seconds. Brad Stone was sixth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 20.45.

Jones was second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.28. Patrick McCarty was second in the 400, 53.70.

McCarty, Carroll, Jones, and Tyler Neufeld combined to win the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:38.97. Neufeld, Hammond, Snelling, and Carroll were second in the 4x100, 48.73. Jordan Hett, Neufeld, McCarty, and Carroll placed second in the 4x800, 9:23.87.

Maloney improves on record vault

Alicia Maloney improved on her school-record pole vault, winning with a vault of 10-3. She had broken the school record just a week earlier with a vault of 10 feet at Beloit. Kirsten Hansen placed third in pole vault at 8-6.

Thierolf said Maloney’s improvement in pole vault this year has helped lift Hansen’s performance, as well.

Marshelle Mermis placed fifth in long jump at 14-8½. Erika Hess placed sixth in high jump at 4-4.

Mermis also placed second in the 400-meter dash, 1:01.91, and fourth in the 200, 27.09. Katey Ehrlich was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, 50.61.

McKenzee Remmers was third in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:59.35 and sixth in the 1,600, 6:21.76.

Ehrlich, Hansen, Maloney, and Emily Schneider placed third in the 4x100 relay, 55.04. Ehrlich, Hansen, Mermis, and Kelli Hess placed third in the 4x400, 4:27.54.

Kristen Herzet placed sixth in shot put, 28-7, and discus, 98-3.

As a team, the girls placed sixth out of nine teams with a score of 56 points. Next for the team is the Heart of America League meet Friday at Bethel College in North Newton. Regionals are May 17 at home.

Last modified May 8, 2013

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