Warrior track teams compete at Nightingale
Palic does it again as boys finish 11th, girls 14th
Warrior defending state discus champion Tyler Palic added yet another title to his growing list Friday at Halstead’s Conrad Nightingale track meet.
But he’d have to fight off a stiff challenge from nearby foe of Hillsboro, Wes Shaw.
The Marion senior’s throw of 167 feet and 8 inches was 6’8” longer than his adversary’s of 161’.
Outside of Palic, points were hard to come by with only a handful of Warriors competing for both teams.
Marion’s 21.5 points was good for 11th out of 14 schools while the girls finished 14th out of 16 with 8.5 points.
Palic also took fifth in javelin with a throw of 147’11’.
Zach Stuchlik’s leap of 38’-6.75” was good for sixth in triple jump while Collin Williams took seventh in the 1600-meter run in 4:58.06.
Williams closed out his day with a sixth-place time of 2:10.69 in the 800.
Williams and Stuchlik joined up with Colton Mercer and Juri Billerbeck in the 4x400 relay to finish fifth in 3:42.77.
Noah Dalrymple’s high jump of 5’8” was good for seventh to round out Marion boys’ scoring.
In girls’ action, Sam Kelsey supplied 1.5 points, finishing in a three-way tie for fourth in high jump with a leap of 4’6”.
Anne Baliel and Michaela Regnier were fourth, and seventh, respectively, in pole vault with jumps of 9’ and 8’.
Meggan Frese’s time of 14:23.69 was good for sixth in the 3200 to wrap up girls’ scoring.
Marion takes a long voyage northeast Friday to Beloit for relays with action slated for 10 a.m.
Last modified April 25, 2018