The Marion track and field team competed at the Beloit Relays Friday.
“We had a cold and rainy day but a good day,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We were able to see eight regional schools, and we showed that we will be right in the hunt for state berths in our regional in a couple of weeks.”
Tyler Palic highlighted the boys’ efforts by winning the discus with a throw of 134 feet, 4 inches, attained on his last attempt.
“(Tyler) has been a little inconsistent the past couple of weeks, but he is working hard and the hard work paid off with a great throw in the rain,” Thierolf said.
Jack Schneider won two medals in the sprints. He placed second in the 200 (23.08 seconds) and third in the 100 (11.32).
Colin Williams placed third in the 1,600 (5:08.24), while Bryce Shults was fourth in the 300 hurdles (46.01).
These Warriors finished fifth: Tyler Arocha in the long jump (17-83⁄4) and the 400 (55.88) and Arocha, Williams, Shults and Schneider in the 4×400 relay (3:49.89).
Colton Mercer was sixth in the 1,600 (5:17.54).
Meanwhile, Marissa Jacobson won the girls’ only gold medal with a leap of 35-23⁄4 in the triple jump.
“Marissa nailed her last triple jump of the day to win the event by 11⁄2 inches,” Thierolf said. “It was a great job of trusting her preparation and coaching, and she hit the best jump of the day on her last attempt.”
Jacobson finished fourth in the long jump (16-2).
Kristen Herzet placed second in the javelin (123-9) and the discus (126-0) and fifth in the shot put (33-8).
McKenzee Remmers earned a silver medal in the 3,200 (12:54.9).
Two Warrior relays finished fifth: Sam Richmond, Erika Hess, Marshelle Conley and Jacobson in the 4×100 (54.95) and Jacobson, Richmond, Sam Kelsey and Conley in the 4×400 (4:35.19).
Emmy Hess was sixth in the 100 hurdles (18.13), while Kelsey was sixth in the 400 (1:08.72).Coming—Marion will travel to Hesston Thursday. Events are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.