Maloney sets pole vault record at Beloit

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Alicia Maloney set a new Marion High School girls record for pole vault Friday at the Beloit Relays. She vaulted 10 feet, passing the previous school record of 9-6.

“She and Zach Hammond kind of push each other in the vault, and both had great performances at Beloit,” coach Grant Thierolf said.

The school-record performance was good enough to earn second place in the event. Maloney was also part of the 4x100 relay team that placed third with a time of 52.77 seconds. She was joined on the relay by Emily Schneider, Katey Ehrlich, and Kirsten Hansen.

Ehrlich, Hansen, Kelli Hess, and Marshelle Mermis combined to place second in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:19.4. Individually, Mermis placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.9; fourth in long jump, 15-6; and fifth in the 200, 27.15. Hess was sixth in long jump, 14-9½. Ehrlich was sixth in triple jump, 31-2. Kristen Herzet placed third in discus with a throw of 100-2.

The girls’ team placed sixth out of 11 teams.

Boys place third

The boys’ team placed third in the meet behind Beloit and Sacred Heart.

James Jones led the team in scoring, winning long jump at 21-6¾ and placing second in triple jump at 42-11. Hammond won pole vault with a vault of 13 feet.

Jones won the long jump by ¼ inch with his last jump of the day, Thierolf said.

Nick Meyer was second in discus with a throw of 146-4 and sixth in shot put, 43-4½. Kyle Palic placed fifth in javelin, 151-0.

Brody Carroll placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.07. Patrick McCarty was sixth in the 400-meter dash, 52.86.

Jordan Hett was third in the 3,200-meter run, 10:19.8, and fourth in the 1,600, 4:54.8.

Hett, McCarty, Carroll, and Tyler Neufeld placed second in the 4x800 relay with a time of 8:48.2. McCarty, Carroll, Neufeld, and Jones placed third in the 4x400 relay, 3:37.4.

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