Marion Track has nice start at Peabody Meet

Heidi Grimmett winning the 1600m race at the Peabody track meet.Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press
Heidi Grimmett winning the 1600m race at the Peabody track meet.Karrie Rathbone/Special to the Free Press
The Marion track and field team participated in its first meets of the season last week.

“We had a good first couple of meets,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We are a long way from where we want to be at the end of the year, but the athletes are working hard to get better, and we were better in many places on Friday than we were on Tuesday. Very pleased with our seniors, as they are doing a great job of competing and showing their young teammates how to prepare for events.”

Marion Relays—The Warriors hosted a 15-team meet Friday.

Anne Baliel paved the way for the Warrior girls by placing second in the pole vault (9-3) and third in the 200 (28.73).

Michaela Regnier earned the bronze medal in the pole vault (7-9).

Baliel, Abigail Stuchlik, Maria Stuchlik and Heidi Grimmett were fourth in the 4×400 (4:38.72).

Additional Top 10 finishers were: Emmy Hess, fifth in the long jump (15-9 ¾) and sixth in the triple jump (32-2 ¼); Regnier, Baliel, Abigail Stuchlik and Hess, fifth in the 4×100 (55.35); Hess, sixth in the 100 hurdles (18.55); Maria Stuchlik, seventh in the 400 (1:09.06); and Drew Helmer, 10th in the discus (92-0).

As a team, the girls placed seventh among a field of 15 with 30 points. McPherson won with 160.

Meanwhile, Charlie Nordquist paced the boys’ team by earning the silver medal in the discus (137-4) and placing sixth in the shot put (40-9 ¾).

Todd Palic claimed the bronze medal in the javelin (146-7) and placed 10th in the discus (98-2), while Noah Dalrymple finished fourth in the high jump (5-10) and tied for seventh in the triple jump (37-8 ½).

Additional Top 10 finishers were: Colton Mercer, sixth in the 800 (2:11.62);

Campbell Winter, seventh in the 300 hurdles (47.97) and tied for eighth in the pole vault (8-0); and Austin Ebaben, Winter, Christian Albin and Colton Mercer, eighth in the 4×100 (53.07).

As a team, the Warriors tied for seventh with 20 points among a field of 14. McPherson won with 136 points.

Peabody-Burns—Marion competed in the Remington CKTL at Peabody-Burns Tuesday.

The Warrior girls earned six gold medals, led by Emmy Hess and Anne Baliel, who each won two events.

Hess won the long jump (14-4 ½) and the 100 hurdles (18.78), while Baliel won the pole vault (9-0) and the 400 (1:05.9).

Heidi Grimmett won the 1,600 (5:40.35), and anchored the gold-medal 4×400 relay with Baliel, Maria Stuchlik and Abigail Stuchlik.

These athletes finished second: Hess in the triple jump (31-4), Michaela Regnier in the high jump (4-2) and in the pole vault (8-0), Alfwenna Meyer in the 200 (31.42) and Meyer, Regnier, Abigail Stuchlik and Hess in the 4×100 (56.33).

Marion earned four bronze medals: Hannah May in the shot put (26-11 ½) Abigail Stuchlik in the long jump (14-0 ½), Meyer in the 100 (14.78) and Maria Stuchlik in the 400 (1:08.65).

Meanwhile, the boys earned three gold medals.

Charlie Nordquist won the discus (129-9), Noah Dalrymple earned the gold medal in the high jump (6-0), and Campbell Winter won the 300 hurdles (47.85).

These athletes finished second: Nordquist in the shot put (43-2), Winter in the pole vault (10-0) and Mercer in the 800 (2:14.9).

Three Warriors earned bronze: Todd Palic in the javelin (121-1), Dalrymple in the triple jump (38-1) and Mercer, Winter, Austin Ebaben and Anthony Brooks in the 4×400 (4:00.77).

Coming—Marion was scheduled to host a CKTL meet Tuesday and will travel to Smoky Valley Friday.