The Marceline boys' and girls' track teams travelled to Centralia on consecutive nights for the Centralia Invitational, and the girls continued a strong spring season in far better conditions than the boys experienced.
On the girls' side, the host dominated a temperate Tuesday evening, winning the meet with 204 points, but the Tigers finished second of 10 teams with 113 points. Moberly finished third, 29 points behind.
The girls had four first-place finishes on Tuesday night. Abbey Kussman's 1:03 won her a 400-meter title, Jaylea Bixenman's jump of five feet in the high jump earned her a gold medal, and both the 800-meter and 1600-meter relay teams finished best in the field. The four-by-two's time of 1:52 was a winner by three full seconds, and four-by-four's 4:24 blew the field out of the water by 10 seconds.
Junior Maycee Edgar finished second in both the 1600- and 3200-meter runs with times of 5:59 and 12:58. She lost to Centralia freshman Lily Stidham by less than two seconds in both events.
The Tiger boys finished middle-of-the-road, fifth out of 10 teams. Again, the host thrashed the field, defeating runner-up Southern Boone by 48 points. Marceline's Monday afternoon was highlighted by senior Dustin Kelly's title in the discus, chucking the platter 132 feet. He won the even by four feet.
Junior distance runner Logan Swanson finished second in both of the upper postal races, finishing with times of 4:59 in the 1600-meter run and 11:08 in the 3200. He lost to Christian Fellowship sophomore Ben Eiffert in both events.
Senior Trevor Ganaway finished third in the shot put.
Both Marceline teams compete again when they host on Thursday at 4 p.m.