Starting the season with two meets last week, the Marion track-and-field team compiled 17 first place finishes?10 by the girls and seven by the boys.
Herington quint?Because Herington does not have a facility suitable to host meets, Marion found itself in the position of competing in an ?away? Central Kansas Track League meet at home.
Taking advantage of the home site, Marion boys and girls each won their respective divisions.
The boys finished with 107 points, followed by Goessel (93), Herington (75), Hesston (71.5) and Bluestem (8).
The girls scored 109 points, beating Goessel (80), Hesston (67), Herington (43) and Bluestem (30).
Nick Klenda, Colten Johnson and Eric Vogel each finished first in two events.
Klenda won the shot put with a throw of 45 feet, 10 inches and the discus with a throw of 162-8.
Johnson won the javelin with a throw of 160-5 and the pole vault by clearing 11-6.
Vogel won the 800-meter in 2 minutes, 14 seconds. He also won gold as a member of the 4×800 team that also included Patrick McCarty, Jordan Hett and Ryan Jones. They crossed in 9:25.
In the girls? competition, Julia Zeiner won four gold medals, Kristen Steinborn three and Whitney Gordon and Denae Edwards two each.
Zeiner swept the high jump (5-0), triple jump (36-9) and long jump (17-71?4).
Zeiner, Gordon, Steinborn and Edwards won the 4×400 in 4:29.40.
Steinborn also won the 200 in 27.50.
Edwards, Gordon and Steinborn teamed with Erin Meierhoff to win the 4×100 in 54.96.
Warrior Invitational?Eight schools from classifications ranging from 2A-5A competed in Marion Friday. The Marion boys finshed second, the girls finished third.
Julia Zeiner won three gold medals, winning the 300-meter hurdles (47.59), the long jump (18-02) and the triple jump (37-061?2).
Tylor Neil claimed Marion?s other gold medal by winning the triple jump with a leap of 42-071?2.
Coming?Marion was scheduled to compete Tuesday at a CKTL meet in Moundridge. The Warriors travel Friday to Lindsborg for a meet at Smoky Valley.