Camille Christensen turned in the top time for the Warriors, finishing 10th in 17 minutes, 31 seconds. Amanda Richmond finished 12th in 17:34 and Jaclyn DeForest was 20th in 18:01.
Brooke Johnson (22nd, 18:03), Tacy Taylor (15th, 18:15), Bridgett Lundy (34th, 19:10) and Lucy Collett (43rd, 20:50) rounded out the top seven.
Johnson, Lundy and Collett all set personal bests, as did JV runners Danae Edwards and Shayla Rahe.
As a team, Marion placed third in a field of six behind Bennington and Remington.
“I was really pleased with a third place finish at this meet,” coach Bethany Carlson said.
Bennington is ranked second in Class 2A and Remington is ranked third in 3A.
For the boys, Peabody-Burns placed first with Hesston second and Marion third among six teams.
“We knew going in that Peabody and Hesston would be our competition,” Carlson said. “As a varsity team, we have several newcomers that are still learning how to run a 3.1-mile race, so I’m looking for our team to continue getting stronger.”
Ryan Jones led the Warrior boys with a personal-best time of 18:40 and finished second.
Louis Holt (18:57) finished fifth and medaled for Marion.
Elliot Hett (24th, 20:11), Isaac Hett (26th, 20:30) and Brady Hudson (27th, 20:32) all ran personal best times.
Brandon Meierhoff (42nd, 21:24) and Marshall Ragland (54th, 22:51) also ran the varsity race.
Coming—Marion hosts its home meet Thursday starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Marion County Lake.