The Marion track and field team competed at Remington Friday in its only outing of the week.
“We had a good day overall with a high number of PRs, so we were pretty happy with the results,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “Our distance crew had a good day with 5 PRs out of six races. It was a fun day at a new meet for us, and we look forward to having a great week of practice this week leading up to the HOA league meet on Friday at Moundridge.”
Emmy Hess earned two gold medals to lead the girls’ team. She won the long jump (16 feet, 1 inch) and the triple jump (32-8 ½) and placed third in the 100 hurdles (17.47 seconds). Hess was also a member of the third-place 4×100 relay with teammates Maria Stuchlik, Abigail Stuchlik and Anne Baliel (53.67).
Baliel also won a gold medal, placing first in the pole vault by clearing a personal-best 10-3. She also contributed to the third-place 4×400 relay team with Maria Stuchlik, Abigail Stuchlik and Heidi Grimmett (4:25.70). Baliel was fourth in the 200 (28.35).
Grimmett, meanwhile, turned in two silver medal performances, placing second in both the 800 (2:29.02) and the 1,600 (5:35.65).
Michaela Regnier was second in the pole vault (8-6), and Abigail Stuchlik was fourth in the triple jump (28-11 ½).
Noah Dalrymple led the boys’ team, earning the gold medal in the high jump (6-2) and placing second in the triple jump (38-1).
Colton Mercer won the 800 (personal-best 2:08.24) and anchored the fourth-place 4×100 relay with teammates Anthony Brooks, Dalrymple and Charlie Nordquist (47.74). Mercer also anchored the sixth-place 4×400 relay with Brooks, Campbell Winter and Burton Harshman (3:56.93).
Harshman finished third in the triple jump (37-8 ½) and sixth in the long jump (17-8), while Winter was fourth in the 300 hurdles (46.71) and sixth in the pole vault (10). Nordquist placed sixth in the shot put (39), and Colton Boudreaux was sixth in the 3,200 (11:45.4).
Coming—Marion will compete at the Heart of America league meet at Moundridge Friday.