Marion medals several at Heart of America League meet Friday

The Marion track and field team competed at the Heart of America league meet hosted by Moudridge Friday.

“We had a very good day at the HOA (meet),” coach Grant Thierolf said. “Many PRs and some very good performances.”

Heidi Grimmett set a school record in the 1,600 with a time 5 minutes, 28.35 seconds, good for second place. She was also second in the 800 (2:27.45), missing first place by four hundredths of a second. Grimmett anchored the third-place 4×400 team (4:26.15) with Anne Baliel, Maria Stuchlik and Abigail Stuchlik.

Baliel also earned two silver medals, placing second in the pole vault (9 feet, 8 inches) and in the 200 (28.60). Baliel anchored the fourth-place 4×100 relay (54.21) with teammates Maria Stuchlik, Emmy Hess and Abigail Stuchlik.

Hess placed second in the triple jump (32-3 ½), third in the long jump (15-8) and fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.49).

Michaela Regnier was third in the pole vault (9-2).

Also scoring points for Marion were: Abigail Stuchlik, fifth in the long jump (14-10), Amy Packham, sixth in the high jump (4-4), and Drew Helmer, sixth in the discus (92-0).

Meanwhile, Noah Dalrymple was Marion’s highest finisher for the boys, earning the silver medal in the high jump (6-2). He placed third in the triple jump (39-0 ¾).

Colton Mercer was third in the 800 (2:06.53).

Charlie Nordquist finished third in the shot put (40-9) and fourth in the discus (127-5).

Todd Palic placed fourth in the javelin (145-7).

Campbell Winter was fourth in the 300 hurdles (46.23) and fifth in the pole vault (10-2).

Also scoring points for Marion were: Johnny Zieammermann, fifth in the shot put (39-3 ¾), Burton Harshman, sixth in the triple jump (36-11 ¾) and Anthony Brooks, Dalrymple, Nordquist and Mercer, sixth in the 4×100 (47.85).

Coming—Marion will host a Class 2A regional meet Friday. Teams in the field in addition to the host school are: Northern Heights, Arma-Northeast, Cherokee-Southeast, Herington, Hillsboro, Howard-West Elk, Humboldt, Leon-Bluestem, Mound City-Jayhawk Linn, Oswego, Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan, Pleasanton, Uniontown, Remington and Yates Center.