Warriors compete at Hesston Relays

Bryce Shults shows the form that led to a personal-best performance in the pole vault at Hesston Thursday. Shults cleared 13 feet, 6 inches to win the event.
Bryce Shults shows the form that led to a personal-best performance in the pole vault at Hesston Thursday. Shults cleared 13 feet, 6 inches to win the event.
The Marion track and field team competed at the Hesston Relays Thursday.

Marissa Jacobson led the girls’ team by winning both the long jump (16 feet, 91⁄2 inches) and the triple jump (34-8) and placing third in the 300 hurdles (49.49 seconds). She was named outstanding female athlete of the meet.

Meggan Frese was third in the 3,200 (13:27.7), while Michaela Regnier was third in the pole vault (8).

These athletes placed fourth: Drew Helmer in the discus (95-7), Emmy Hess in the long jump (15), and Emily Hutchinson, Sam Richmond, Maria Stuchlik and Hess in the 4×100 (54.80).

Three Warriors finished fifth: Jazmin Lewis in the high jump (4-4), Hess in the 100 hurdles (17.47) and Richmond in the 400 (1:06.2).

Grace Winter was sixth in the pole vault (7), while Hutchinson, Stuchlik, Lewis and Richmond were sixth in the 4×400 relay (4:43.4).

Meanwhile, Bryce Shults paved the way for the boys’ team, winning the pole vault by clearing a personal-best 13-6. He finished fifth in the 300 hurdles (43.94) and anchored the sixth-place 4×100 relay team with Kolton Brewer, Aaron Riggs and Austin Neufeld (48.02).

Jack Schneider turned in three top-three individual performances, placing second in both the 200 (23.08) and the 400 (53.04) and finishing third in the 100 (11.19). Schneider anchored the third-place 4×400 relay with Tyler Arocha, Zachary Stuchlik and Colin Williams (3:38.26).

Tyler Palic also earned three top-three medals, finishing second in the discus (152-11) and third in both the shot put (46-11) and the javelin (149).

Stuchlik was fourth in the triple jump (38-7), Neufeld was fourth in the pole vault (12-6), Williams was fifth in the 1,600 (4:54.6), and Charlie Nordquist was sixth in the discus (116-5).

Coming—Marion will compete at the Heart of America league meet at Sterling Friday. Events are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.