The Marysville High School boys 4×1600 relay team set a new record during the Gary Smith Invitational at Thomas Worthington. Members of the foursome are from left, Shane Hothem, Preston Herring, Riley Karnes and Jack Flanagan. They finished with a time of 19:15.27. They broke their own record by three seconds. (Photo submitted)
A Marysville High School relay team set a new school record on Saturday.
The boys 4×1600 foursome of Preston Herring, Shane Hothem, Riley Karnes and Jack Flanagan established a new standard.
They finished second in the event during the Gary Smith Invitational, which was hosted by Thomas Worthington.
Their time was 19:15.27.
They broke their own record of 19:18.27 set a week earlier at Wapakoneta.
Brynn Rychlik set a new meet record of 12-6 in the girls pole vault.
Carys Gossett won the shot put with a heave of 34.9.5 and was second in the discus at 109-8.
Nick Kessler placed second in the boys discus with a toss of 123-8.
He also placed sixth in the shot put at 42-.25.
Tatiem Johnson was sixth in the girls shot put with a mark of 32-.75.
Thomas Worthington won the 15-team boys meet with 142 points.
The Cardinals were followed by Big Walnut-118, Granville-84, Dublin Coffman-69, Bishop Watterson-64.5, Marysville-55.5, Dublin Scioto-45, Worthington Kilbourne-39, Bishop Hartley-23, Whetstone-19, Teays Valley-16, Walnut Ridge-13, Beechcroft-six, Northland-five and Central Crossing-two.
Bishop Watterson captured top honors in the girls meet with 146.
Granville was the runner-up with 126.5 and was followed by Coffman-76, Big Walnut-69, Marysville-58, Thomas Worthington-55, Northland-38, Teays Valley-36, Worthington Kilbourne-28, Bishop Hartley-25, Walnut Ridge-17, Chillicothe-13, Dublin Scioto-6.5, Central Crossing-five and Whetstone-one.
“Overall, the teams had a fantastic day,” said MHS coach Luke Sundermeier.
“Many underclassmen continue to gain valuable big-meet experience and today was no exception.
“Several veterans scored big points and are gaining confidence,” he said. “We are starting to get athletes settled into the lineup for a postseason run.”