The Marceline track and field team travelled to Harrisburg on Monday for the Lewis & Clark conference meet, and both teams had resounding success.
Salisbury was runner-up to both the boys and the girls, with the boys winning by 19 points and the girls continuing their tear by winning by a vastly wider margin, 66.5.
In the individual track events, the Tiger boys racked up big points on the back of junior distance runner Logan Swanson. He finished first in both the 1600 and 3200 with respective times of 5:02 and 11:18. Nick Cain was the Tigers' other individual L&C champion with a 300-meter hurdles time of 43.28 seconds, besting Salisbury's Dustin Drew by more than a full second.
Swanson, Christopher Dixon, Dalton Duff, and Levi Terrell earned a 4x800 relay title with a time of 9:03.
Dustin Kelly finished second in the discus throw, and junior Hayden Dorrell's vault of 12 feet, nine inches, a personal best, won him the event in the three-team field.
The Marceline girls simply steamrolled the competition in a majority of Monday's events. Sophomore Abbey Kussman picked up victories in both the 200 and 400. Though her 28.21 second 200-meter time only won the event by one hundredth of a second ahead of Salisbury's Amanda Nejedly, her 1:01.56 full lap was best in the field by greater than three seconds.
Jaylea Bixenman won the 800-meter run by five seconds. It did not require the high jump dynamo to post her best mark for her to win that event, either, clearing the bar at 5 feet and one inch.
Maycee Edgar's 5:57.78 1600-meter time was only best by four hundredths of a second ahead of Paris' Aly Francis, but Edgar won the 3200-meter run by a whopping minute and 16 seconds with a time of 13:18.
Renee Sinclair finished second in both the 100 and 300 hurdles, and won the triple jump at 32 feet, nine inches. Marceline girls coach Derrick Becker cast his vote as her triple jump being the highlight of the afternoon.
Marceline's 4x200 and 4x400 teams both claimed conference titles, and the other two relays were both runner-up to Salisbury.
Baylee Jobson's javelin hurl of 115 feet, three inches also earned her a conference championship.
The Tigers compete again in the district meet Saturday morning in Putnam County. Field events are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.