The Marion High School boys’ track team placed second behind Sacred Heart at the Smoky Valley Invitational on Friday.
Jordan Hett led the team in scoring with 16 points, placing second in the 1,600- and 3,200- meter runs with times of 4 minutes, 48.1 second and 10:43.2, respectively. Timothy Knolla added 2 points with a pair of sixth-place finishes in those races.
James Jones added 15 points with a second-place finish in triple jump, 41-11, third in long jump, 19-10.5, and sixth in the 200-meter dash, 24.1 seconds.
Zach Hammond won the pole vault at12-1. Seth Snelling was third at 10-6, and Tyler Neufeld placed sixth at 10-0.
“This group of vaulters will get better every week, and that is fun to watch,” head coach Grant Thierolf said.
Nick Meyer led the throwers with a third-place finish in discus, 142-0 and fourth in shot put, 44-0. Morgan Wheeler was fourth in discus, 136-7, and sixth in shot put, 42-11. Kyle Palic third in javelin, 152-5, and sixth in discus, 129-5.
The girls placed seventh out of 11 teams. Marshelle Mermis led the way with 12 points. She placed fourth in long jump at 15-9.75 and second in the 400-meter dash at 1:03.4.
Erika Hess tied for second in high jump, 4-4, and Julia Hall tied for fourth, 4-2.
Kristen Herzet placed third in discus, 95-8. Alicia Maloney was third in pole vault, 8-6. McKenzee Remmers was third in the 3,200-meters, 13:07.9, a personal best.
Seth Snelling set personal bests in long jump and triple jump. Palic set personal bests in shot put and javelin. Hess set a personal best in the 200-meter dash. Knolla set personal bests in the 1,600 and 3,200.
Kroupa places 2nd at Goessel
Thrower Clint Kroupa placed second in the discus Friday at Goessel with a throw of 119-3.25. It was a new personal best for him.