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Marion squads have solid performance in Beloit

Staff writer

In a meet that head coach Grant Thierolf said was one in which it was hard to score points, the boys’ track and field team netted just enough for a third-place finish, while the girls’ team finished in fourth place.

“This is always a great meet for us to help evaluate some of our events and for the most part we had some good performances,” Thierolf said.

For the boys’ team, it was again the seniors who did most of the heavy lifting. Kyle Palic in the discus and Brad Stone in the 300-meter hurdles netted the Warriors’ two first-place finishes.

“Brad Stone ran a great race in the 300 hurdles, establishing a lead in the first 150 meters and then fighting through the last 100 meters,” Thierolf said. “He is getting better as the season rolls along in both of the hurdle races.”

Stone’s time of 42.1 seconds was a personal record.

Palic didn’t set any personal records, but led the Warriors in points nonetheless with his discus and a third-place finish in shot put. His brother, freshman Tyler Palic, placed fourth in discus.

Senior Seth Snelling set a personal record of 52.37 seconds in the 400, finishing fourth. Thierolf called it Snelling’s best race of the year.

Junior Nicholas Stuchlik finished third in high jump. Thierolf said he is “proving to be a very valuable member of the squad.”

For the girls’ squad, Marissa Jacobson and Kristen Herzet combined for 40 of the team’s 53 points, with two firsts and thirds between them.

Herzet’s javelin throw of 127 feet, 2 inches broke a school record, which had stood for 23 years, Thierolf said. She got second in that event, and first in discus with a personal record of 117’11”.

Jacobson took first in triple jump and third in long jump, and added another third in the 400.

Other Warriors recording personal records were Colin Williams in the 1,600, McKenzee Remmers in the 800, Meggan Frese in the 1,600 and 3,200, Jack Schneider in the 200, Molly Hess in javelin, Cade Harms in shot put, Devin Regnier in the 800, and Samantha Richmond in the 400.

“We are looking forward to the next couples of weeks as we get ready for league, regional, and state,” Thierolf said. “Should be a whole lot of fun.”

Last modified May 7, 2015

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