Marion?s Carr sweeps sprints at Beloit Invitational

The Marion High track team traveled to Beloit Friday for another tune-up on the road to state.

?We had a pretty good day at Beloit,? coach Grant Thierolf said. ?It was good to get out of the area and compete against some different teams. It was very competitive, with multiple top-five and top-ten area times and distances posted by the end of the day.?

Erin Carr starred for the Warriors, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

Carr also anchored the 4×100 relay. Trailing by about 14 meters when she took the baton, she nearly ran down Concordia?s closer, but came up a fraction behind at the finish.

Concordia?s team set a meet record at 50.87 seconds. Marion finished second at 51.15.

Julia Zeiner?s long jump of 16 feet, 41⁄4 inches was good for second, and she cleared 8-6 to take fourth in the pole vault. Zeiner also ran the 100-meter hurdles in 16.56, placing fourth.

Danielle Cope ran a personal-best in the 3,200, finishing second to a returning state cham?pion. Camille Christensen finished third in the 1,600.

?Our distance girls had a very good day,? Thierolf said.

Erin Richmond claimed fifth in the javelin and Kimber Har?dey was sixth in the shot put.

The Warriors boys did not register a top-three finish, but Thierolf noted,?Our 4×800 relay really ran well and attacked the race the way that it should be.

?John Barr III and Adam Regnier both ran strong legs and Justin Heidebrecht and Jason Hett continued to do what they have done for the past two years,? he added.

Thierolf indicated the team is not yet at peak form.

?Nick Klenda, Parker Ash, and Tylor Neil continued to improve and are really starting to compete very well at the varsity level,? he said.

Jake Czarnowsky?s time of 43.2 in the 300-meter hurdles earned him fourth place. He finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.98 seconds. Kyle Hett placed fourth in the 200.

?All in all, (it was) a solid day in our toughest track meet of the year to date,? Thierolf said.

Marion Quint?The Warriors played host to the Marion Quint last Tuesday.

Luke Gordon (5 feet, 10 inches) and Chase Carlson (5-8) claimed first and third places in the high jump. Brad Klenda won the pole vault by clearing 11-7.

Eric Vogel won the 800 in 2 minutes, 17 seconds, and Ryan Jones grabbed second in the 1,600 in 5:22.

Vogel and Jones teamed with Mitchell Cady and Kyle Hett to win the 4×800 in 9:51.

For the girls, Julia Zeiner won the pole vault (8-1) and Erin Richmond won the javelin (100-11).

Smoky Valley?Marion competed at the Smoky Valley Invitational in Lindsborg on Monday, April 23.

Jake Czarnowsky won the 300-meter hurdles race in 43.25 seconds. Daniel Goentzel claimed second in the 3,200 in 10:41.

For the girls side, Marion took third place overall.

Julia Zeiner (16-11) and Kalaya Jackson (16-31⁄4) took the top two places in the long jump.

Danielle Cope (12:27) won the 3,200, Camille Christensen won the 1,600 (5:50) and Erin Carr won the 100 in 12.63 and took second in the 200 (25.99).

Coming?The team?s next meet is slated to begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Hesston.

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