Herzet sweeps throws at Hesston

The Marion track team competed at the Hesston Invitational Thursday.

Kristen Herzet swept all three throws to highlight the girls’ outing. Her toss of 130 feet, 11 inches in the discus was more than 28 feet beyond second place and was a new personal-best. She also won the shot put (personal-best 34-41⁄4) and the javelin (115-2).

“Kristen Herzet won the MVP of the meet and did it in great fashion,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “She is having a great season and keeps getting better week by week.”

The girls earned four silver medals.

McKenzee Remmers finished second in both the 1,600 (5 minutes, 52.83 seconds) and the 3,200 (12:51.89).

Marissa Jacobson placed second in the triple jump (35-9), while Molly Hess was second in the javelin (110-6).

As a team, the girls finished third with 74 points behind Garden Plain (107) and Concordia (92) in the 10-team field.

Meanwhile, Tyler Palic paced the boys by winning the discus with a throw of 147-41⁄2. He placed third in both the shot put (42-8) and the javelin (144-6).

Tyler Arocha placed third in the 200 (23.72).

As a team, the boys tied for fifth of 11 with 40 points behind Smoky Valley (118), Cheney (84), Hesston (83) and Halstead (83).

Coming—Marion will host the Heart of America league track meet Friday. Events are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

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