Athletes from area schools faced stiff competition in their respective classes and events.
The six athletes who qualified in Class 3A for Marion in a total of six events, didn’t find a place among the top seven finishers.
Alan Vogel and Steven Boone competed in the shot put. Vogel made it into the finals and just missed a medal with a throw of 48-1/2. Boone’s best throw was 43-6.
Tyler Smith threw 118- 5 in the discus. Joel Versch ran a 15.9 in the 110-meter hurdles and a 45.0 in the 300-meter hurdles but did not reach the finals. Zac Ewert ran a 10:51.09 in the 3,200 to finish 11th.
Freshman Casey Nelson came close to a medal having cleared 13-0, but fell out of the top seven because of misses.
No Warrior girls qualified for state this season.
Peabody-Burns boys finished out of the medals as well. Nick Conquest did not clear the opening height in the high jump and posted a leap of 18-1 in the long jump.
Kurt Phillips ran a 23.9 in the 200 meters and Nicholas Whitney ran the 1,600 meters in 5:13.25.
For the girls, Peabody-Burns scored four points when the 4×800 team placed sixth in 10:16.15, and Ashley Elliott placed sixth in the 3,200 meters in a time of 12:24.91.
Also competing was Jana Windsor, who finished the 1,600 meters in 5:35.29.
The Goessel boys got four points from Ben Goering when he cleared 12-6 in the pole vault, tying him for fourth place.
Competing, but not scoring, for the Bluebirds was Justin Fensky in the triple jump with a leap of 37-04.
The Bluebird girls finished with four points when Melinda Stucky placed fourth in high jump by clearing 5-2.
Centre boys scored six points when Justin Garrard placed fifth in the 3,200 meters in a time of 10:18.55 and Todd Stahlecker placed sixth in the 800 in a time of 2:02.72, and seventh in the 400 with a time of 53.0. Mark Pagenkopf cleared 11-6 by did not score in the pole vault.
Competing but not scoring for the Centre girls was Laura Klenda (118-7) in the javelin, Raschelle Jirak (108-2) in the discus, Jill Fenske in the 100 meters, and the 4×100 team (55.84).
Canton-Galva girls scored 10 points in Class 2A on the strength of Amy Becker’s winning vault of 10-6.