14 Warrior runners set PRs at Halstead

The Marion cross country team faced tough competition at the Halstead meet Thursday and brought home three medals. Fourteen runners set personal-best times.

?The competition was high today,? coach Rebecca Hofer said. ?We ran against many runners that we will encounter at our regionals, as well as many good 4-A teams. The places do not do our runners justice, because they all ran well, even against runners in another division.?

Emily Hague was Marion?s highest finisher, completing the girls? varsity 5-k course in 21 minutes, 46.20 seconds, good for 17th place among a field of 66 runners. McKenzee Remmers also earned a medal, placing 19th in 21:52.85. Meggan Frese finished 37th (22:58.31).

In the junior varsity race, Shyla Harris was 34th of 40 (31:48.17), Sam Fugitt 35th (31:54.66), Brittany Hett 37th (33:14.13) and Kaitlyn Goebel 38th (34:00.68). All of the Warrior girls turned in personal-best times.

Meanwhile, Colin Williams paced the Warrior boys, earning a medal in the varsity race with a 23rd-place finish among 86 runners in 18:42.71. Tyler Arocha was 46th (19:50.10), Jarrett Johnson 54th (20:30.06), Ethan Darnall 56th (20:42.63), Magnus Maarslet 63rd (21:06.14) and Taylor Fahey 78th (22:57.65).

As a team, the boys finished seventh of 12 with a score of 209. Halstead won with 46.

In the junior varsity race, Joeb Corona was 30th (22:14.87) and Devin Hamm 56th (31:11.23). Boys turning in personal-best times included Arocha, Johnson, Darnall, Maarslet and Corona.

In the eighth-grade girls? two-mile, Bethany Grimmett was third (14:44.75). David Sawyer finished 17th in the seventh-grade boys? one-mile (6:27.71). Both set personal records.

Coming?Marion was scheduled to conclude the regular season at Eureka Tuesday. The Warriors will travel to Bennington for the Heart of America league meet Oct. 15.

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