Shot put trio takes top 3 spots

The Marion boys’ track team won the Hesston Relays on Thursday, defeating 10 other teams.

Morgan Wheeler, Kyle Palic, and Nick Meyer took the top three places in shot put with throws of 46-6, 46-5, and 45-7, respectively. Palic won discus, 145-1, and placed second in javelin, 163-10. Meyer placed fourth in discus, 136-4, and John Nordquist placed third in javelin, 158-0.

“It was a blast watching the shot put as the Warriors took the top three places,” coach Grant Thierolf said.

James Jones placed second in triple jump, 40-11, and third in long jump, 19-9. Mason Pedersen placed sixth in long jump, 18-9, and Nicholas Stuchlik placed sixth in high jump, 5-4.

Pedersen and Brad Stone both placed in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Pedersen placed second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.16 seconds. Stone was third in 16.93. Pedersen was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, 44.37, and Stone was fifth, 44.72.

Seth Snelling and Tyler Neufeld both cleared 11 feet in pole vault, but Snelling was awarded third place ahead of Neufeld on misses. Neufeld placed fourth. Neufeld also placed second in the 800-meter run in 2:07.4.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Neufeld, Snelling, Stone, and Jones placed third in 3:41.0. The 4x800-meter relay team of Tyler Arocha, Devin Regnier, Bryce Shults, and Stuchlik placed third in 10:01.7. Nordquist, Arocha, Regnier, and Stone combined to place sixth in the 4x100-meter relay in 48.42.

Wheeler in shot put, Neufeld in pole vault, Pedersen and Stone in the 110-meter hurdles, Arocha in the 200-meter dash, and Taylor Fahey in the 1,600-meter and 3,200 meter run all set personal records Thursday.

Girls place fourth

The Marion girls finished in fourth place at Hesston, just one point behind Garden Plain.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Marissa Jacobson, Katey Ehrlich, Kelli Hess, and Marshelle Mermis set a new school record in a time of 4:10.65, placing second. The 4x100-meter relay team of Hess, Ehrlich, Alicia Maloney, and Emily Schneider placed sixth in 52.97.

Jacobson won triple jump, 34-8¾ and placed second in long jump, 15-6¾, and 300-meter hurdles, 47.82. Ehrlich placed fourth in 300-meter hurdles in 50.47.

Mermis and Hess took the top two places in the 400-meter dash. Mermis edged out Hess by a half second, 1:02.4 to 1:02.9. Mermis also finished fifth in the 200-meter dash, 27.67.

Maloney cleared 10 feet to win pole vault. McKenzee Remmers was fifth in the 800-meter run, 2:36.8. Kristen Herzet placed sixth in discus with a throw of 104-8.

Molly Hess in shot put, Kaelyn Thierolf and Herzet in discus, Erika Hess in pole vault, Schneider in the 100-meter dash, Kelli Hess in the 400, and Remmers in the 800 all set personal bests.

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