The Lady Owls' sprinters were largely responsible for their fifth-place finish, the 72 points coming up one shy of fourth-place Boonville.
Junior Rachel Brown had Marshall's top finish with a second place in the 100-meter hurdles (16.70 seconds), running the finals with a personal record which was .05 seconds faster than her first-place time in the preliminaries.
Also with the best prelim time was sophomore Isis Foster in the 200, but she lost ground in the finals (28.27), coming in third. Junior Jashawna Terry was also faster in her first race, winding up eighth (30.45). However, Terry had a personal-best 13.50-second dash for third in the 100 finals.
The 400-meter relay (52.18) of Brown, Foster, Terry and sophomore Megan Breshears came in second. So did the 800 relay (1:51.99) of Brown, Foster, Terry and freshman Abigail Henke.
Breshears had her best leap for sixth in the triple jump (31 feet, 8 inches). Freshman Allie Lemmons also set a personal record for sixth place in the shot put (30-9) and junior Kirby Brayman and senior Britney Harris tied for sixth in the pole vault (7-0).
After missing out on a medal last year, senior Arozo Shahabzada captured the third of her career in the 3,200 (13:34.98) by placing fifth.
The Lady Owls had four more personal-best performances: Henke (1:05.99) and freshman Mary Elfrink (1:14.36) in the 400, freshman Kellen Renard in the 1,600 (6:18.70) and freshman Merrah Harris in the shot put (29-4).
Junior D'Onte Henderson was a two-time medalist for the Marshall boys, who trailed the field in seventh place with 17.5 points. He was fourth in the long jump (18-9) and sixth in the triple jump (37-9). Freshman Hayden Lewis tied for sixth in the pole vault (8-6).
Freshman Wathal Kays had his best career marks in the 100 (12.49) and 400 (1:08.45), as did freshman Steven Harms in the 200 (27.84). Other personal records were established by freshman Zach Petzoldt in the 1,600 (5:44.68) and sophomore Tyler Eidson in the shot put (35-2.5).
Hannibal ran away with both the boys' (248 points) and girls' (184) titles.
The Owls will head to Mexico on Saturday for the Class 3, District 5 Championships.