The Marion track team had a busy week, participating in a make-up meet at Smoky Valley April 18, then a Centre CKTL meet the next day and the Conrad Nightingale Invitational at Halstead Thursday.
Halstead?The Warrior boys took fifth out of 13 schools with 45 points. The girls took seventh with 33 points.
?It was a good, tough night for us,? coach Grant Thierolf said. ?This was not our ideal week of track due to two big meets during the week, but we handled it pretty well.?
Jordan Hett placed second in the 3,200 in a time of 10 minutes, 15 seconds and third in the 1,600 in 4:50. Patrick McCarty took second in the 400 with 52.34.
Colten Johnson took third in the javelin with a throw of 159-10 and Dillon Richmond took third in the pole vault by clearing 12 feet.
For the girls, Whitney Gordon won the high jump by clearing 5-2. Kaelyn Thierolf took second in the 3,200 in 12:39.
?We are starting to understand the amount of training that it takes to be good and are meeting those expectations,? Thierolf said.
Centre CKTL?The Warrior boys placed fourth in the five-team meet with 20 points. They finished behind Centre, who placed third with 29 points.
Berean Academy took first overall with 164 points, Inman was second with 103 points, and Burrton fifth with 19 points.
Marion?s Jacob Cope took second in the 1,600 with a time of 5:32 and was third in the 800 in 2:33. John Nordquist placed second in the javelin at 126-4.
For Centre, Cole Svoboda won the long jump at 18-2, he?was third in the 400 at 57.8 and third in javelin at 126 feet.
Solomon Brunner took second in the 3,200 in 12:00. Grant Srajer, Justin Deines, Ty Simons and Houston Svoboda took third in the 4×100 in 53.4.
Casey Kristek took third in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.1 and third in the 300 hurdles with in 48.4.
In the girls? division, the Warriors took fourth at 25 points behind Centre, who placed second with 85 points. Berean won with 104 points, Burrton was third with 55 points and Inman fifth with 10 points.
Corey Shields won the discus with a throw of 89-4 and the shot put at 29-61?4.
Winning gold for Centre were Theo Kassebaum in the 100-meter high hurdles (17.0) and the long jump (15-11?2), Katie Remy in the 3,200 (16:50), Ellie Miller in the triple jump (29-8) and Cacey Simons in the high jump (4-9).
Placing second for Centre were Kassebaum in the 300 low hurdles (56.3), Miller in the high jump with (4-8), Cacey Simons in the 100 (14.2) and Beka Basore in the 1,600 (8:24).
Kassebaum, Simons, Miller and Rudolph placed second for the Cougars in the 4×100 (58.6).
Placing third were Simons in the 200 (31.0) and Genesis Rudolph in the 100 at 14.4 and the high jump (4-2).
?It wasn?t an ideal evening for a track meet with the temperature in the 40s and a moderate north wind, but it was good to host our one track meet of the season,? Centre coach Alan Stahlecker said. ?I thought we competed very well.?
The Cougars were scheduled to compete at Halstead April 26 before participating in the James Thomas Invitational in Hillsboro Friday.
Smoky Valley?The Marion boys took fourth overall with 72.5 points.
Conner Thierolf won the javelin with a throw of 58-4, and Patrick McCarty the high jump by clearing 5-6. Jordan Hett took second in the 3,200 in 10:48 and Dillon Richmond was second in the pole vault (11-6).
Placing third for Marion were Hett in the 1,600 (4:58), Thierolf in the discus (129-2) and Zach Hammond in the pole vault (11-0).
The Warrior girls took seventh as a team with 30 points, well behind first-place Concordia with 127.
Kaelyn Thierolf placed second in the 3,200 (12:34) and fourth in the 1,600 (5:42). Whitney Gordon was third in the high jump, Erin Meirhoff was fourth in the 800 (2:44) and Alicia Maloney fourth in the pole vault (8-0).
?It was a very good meet against some very tough competition,? coach Grant Thierolf said.
?We had some solid efforts at the meet and are getting better each week.?
Coming?Marion was scheduled to compete Tuesday at the Hillsboro CKTL before traveling Friday to the Beloit Invitational.