The Marshall girls' track and field team picked up eight gold medals during two meets over the last week, with sophomore Isis Foster taking three of them individually.
At the Bruce Finlayson Invitational at Carrollton on Thursday, April 19, Foster placed first in the 400-meter dash (28.40 seconds) and long jump (14 feet. 11.25 inches) and joined with junior Rachel Brown, sophomore Megan Breshears and freshman Abigail Henke to win the 220-yard relay (1:57.80).
Other wins for the Lady Owls came from senior Arozo Shahabzada in the 1,600 (6:25.10), Brown in the high jump (4-10) and Breshears in the triple jump (31-5). Brown was second in the 100 hurdles (19.60), junior Jashawna Terry took a silver medal in the 100 (14.40), coming in third were Shahabzada in the 3,200 (13:41.80) and Henke in the 400 (1:11.60), and freshman Dana Morris placed fourth in the discus (65-11).
Marshall tallied 105.5 points to place second to Higginsville (132.75).
Sophomore Victor Ronzon posted his first victory in the 3,200 (11:15.70) as the Owls scored 32 points to tie for sixth place, Higginsville (110) taking the title.
Junior D'Onte Henderson came in second in the triple jump (38-0) and third in the long jump (18-10), sophomore Zach Glassmaker placed fourth in the 400 (56.20) and senior Juan Guzman was fifth in the 800 (2:31.80).
Tuesday at the Knob Noster Invitational, Foster won the 200 (27.31) and paced the victorious 400-meter relay (54.09) behind sophomore Brittany Tyler, Brown and Terry for the fifth-place Lady Owls (63). Clinton (127.5) won seven golds for the championship.
Brown, Tyler, Foster and Breshears finished second in the 800 relay (1:52.93) by a slim .37 seconds behind the Lady Cardinals. Brown was also second in the high jump (4-10) and Foster third in the long jump (15-4).
Shahabzada placed third in the 3,200 (12:57.18) and Terry was fourth in the 100 (13.52).
Santa Fe also competed in both meets, with the boys third (97) at Carrollton and eighth at Knob Noster (46).
The Chiefs 4x880-yard relay (9:35.80) of sophomores Peyton Dillon and Alex Martinez and freshmen Danny Mahoney and Taylor Case came in first, senior James Dahl-Hines won the long jump (20-11) and senior Dakota Jones was best in the triple (40-7).
Jones was also second in the 400 (53.80) and third in the 100 (12.30), Dahl-Hines placed third in the 110 (18.10) and 300 hurdles (44.70), senior Will Laws finished second in the discus (139-5), junior Matt Bodenhamer came in third in the 1,600 (5:10.20) and fourth in the 3,200 (11:27.40) and senior Ben Nienhueser wound up third in the high jump (5-10).
At Knob Noster, the Chiefs got a second place from Dahl-Hines in the 300 hurdles (42.69), a fourth by Jones in the triple jump (40-1) and fifth-place performances from Jones in the 100 (11.62), senior Jeff Kuntz in the 400 (53.27) and Dahl-Hines in the long jump (19-2.5).
The Santa Fe girls were eighth (15) at Carrollton and 16th at Knob Noster (4). Scoring for the Lady Chiefs in both meets was sophomore Lauren Wright with fifth place in the shot put (28-6) and discus (69-8) in the first meet and fifth in the shot put (32-1) in the second.