Ryan Jones runs the third leg of the third-place MHS 4×800 relay.
The foursome posted the third-best qualifying time on Friday by circling the Cessna Stadium track in 51.08. On Saturday, they came back to run a 50.65, edging Southeast of Saline by 0.32 seconds.
On her own, Zeiner finished third in both the long jump, at 16-5, and the triple jump, at 36-61⁄2. Kim Haberman of Thomas More Prep won both events with leaps of 17-2 and 37-21⁄2, respectively.
Zeiner then capped her second state-meet appearance by finishing as the runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles?an event she picked up only this season.
Her time in the finals of 46.94 left her a scant 0.64 seconds behind the winner, Lisa Weishaar of Jefferson County North.
Kalaya Jack?son rounded out the Warrior effort by placing 10th in the triple jump at 33-4.
Marion?s 30 team points equaled Riley County?s total, placing both teams behind Norton (45), TMP (41) and Medicine Lodge (31).
For the boys, the 4×800 was the highlight. The team of Adam Regnier, Brett Billings, Ryan Jones and Justin Heidebrecht finished third at 8:22.63 in a painfully tight finish with Scott City (8:22.18) and Hillsboro (8:22.23).
In the individual events, Marion struggled to score. Tylor Neil scored three points with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 43-3⁄4 while Luke Gordon added a point for seventh place in the high jump by clearing 6-0.
Just missing the scoring column was Nick Klenda, eighth in discus with a throw of 139-8. Ryan Jones placed ninth in the 1,600 in 4:45.44, Brad Klenda, tied for 10th in pole vault by clearing 12-0, Justin Heidebrecht finished 11th in the 800 at 2:05.90, and Charlie Holub was 15th in the 3,200 in 11:21.50.
The Warriors? 10 team points tied them for 19th place with Ellinwood and Silver Lake.