Warriors earn five gold medals

Marissa Jacobson lands a leap in the triple jump Thursday at Halstead. Jacobson finished second in the event with a jump of 34 feet, 7 inches. She won the long jump (16-3⁄4) and finished second in the 300 hurdles (48.62).The Marion track and field team competed at the 13-team Conrad Nightingale Invitational Thursday at Halstead.

The Warriors earned five gold medals, four of them by the boys’ team.

Tyler Palic highlighted the outing by winning both the discus (155 feet, 3 inches) and the javelin (147-1).

Jack Schneider crossed the finish line first in the 200 (23.03 seconds), while Bryce Shults won the pole vault (13).

Schneider also finished third in the 100 (11.40), while Palic was fourth in the shot put (44-1).

These athletes placed fifth: Tyler Arocha in both the 100 (11.91) and the 200 (24.09); Colin Williams in the 800 (2:07.19); and Zachary Stuchlik in the triple jump (38-51⁄4).

Austin Neufeld was sixth in the pole vault (11-6), while Arocha, Stuchlik, Williams and Schneider were sixth in the 4×400 (3:43.46).

Kolton Brewer, Aaron Riggs, Neufeld and Shults finished seventh in the 4×100 (48.28).

As a team, the boys finished fifth with 67 points behind Pratt (114), Halstead (83.3), Hesston (73.3) and Kingman (68) and ahead of Smoky Valley (54), Wichita-Independent (37), Berean Academy (30), Conway Springs (28), Hillsboro (25), Sedgwick (12), Douglass (9) and Cheney (8.3).

Meanwhile, Marissa Jacobson earned a gold medal by winning the long jump (16-3⁄4). She placed second in both the triple jump (34-7) and the 300 hurdles (48.62).

These athletes placed fifth: Meggan Frese in the 3,200 (13:37.61); Jacobson in the 200 (28.16); Sam Richmond in the 400 (1:05.88); and Emmy Hess was fifth in both the 100 hurdles (17.99) and the long jump (15-3).

As a team, the girls finished seventh with 41 points behind Sedgwick (84), Conway Springs (83), Pratt (82), Berean Academy (82), Hesston (62) and Kingman (48), and ahead of Cheney (34), Smoky Valley (31), Halstead (29), Douglass (14), Hillsboro (12) and Wichita-Independent (6).

Berean CKTL—The Warriors competed at home in a meet hosted by Berean Academy Tuesday.

Tyler Palic highlighted the boys’ performances by winning both the shot put (42 feet, 2 inches) and the discus (161-7).

The Marion boys earned one additional top-three performance: Cade Harms was third in the shot put (39-11).

Meanwhile, Jazmin Lewis was the girls’ top finisher. She won the high jump (4-8) and placed third in the triple jump (30-1).

Additional third-place finishes were: Michaela Regnier in the high jump (4-2) and Emily Hutchinson, Maria Stuchlik, Courtney Herzet and Alfweena Meyer in the 4×100 (56.49).

Coming—The Warriors were scheduled to compete at Hesston Tuesday and will travel to Beloit Friday.

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