In the final home meet of their careers, a decorated group of Hound seniors conjured up an ending that was both fitting and memorable.
Seniors Caleb Mather and Peyton Mizera broke a combined three meet records, and the Hounds easily swept the team titles at Tuesday's Maryville Relays.
Taking first, second or both in 14 of the 18 events, Maryville's girls totaled 201 points. Next best was Trenton with 112.
On the strength of eight first place finishes—six by seniors—the boys scored 170.5 points, nearly doubling the 97 point total of second place finisher Benton.
Mather, Mizera and senior Treyton Burch all won multiple events for the boys, while senior Baylee Scarbrough and junior McKenzie Wallace did so for the girls.
Mather's first place throw of 58-2 in the shot put set a new meet record and out-distanced his best put from the meet before by nearly five feet. He broke another meet record in the discus with a throw of 167-8.
"It was pretty cool, that second one (the discus) was pretty hard," said Mather. "I was just a little off (last meet) in the shot put, but we got it figured out."
Mizera set a new meet record and reached a new season-best with a distance of 45-5 in the triple jump. He also won the long jump with a leap of 21-5.50.
Burch did his usual thing in the hurdles, winning both the 110's and 300's with times of 14.64 and 40.66.
He also finished second to Mizera in the long jump for a total of 28 points.
Maryville closed the meet with a first place run in the 4 x 400M relay and earlier won the 4 x 200M relay.
Joe Schreck, Derek Stiens, Adam Thompson and Brody McMahon ran on the 4 x 200. It was Burch, Stiens, Schreck and Thompson combining on the 4 x 400 victory.
Finishing second were Maryville's 4 x 100M relay, Stiens in the pole vault, Jackson Morrison in the shot put and McMahon in the 200M dash. McMahon also ran third in the 100M dash and Jared Kelly took third in the 800M run.
McKenzie Wallace took part in three individual events and won all of them, finishing as the high point scorer in the meet.
She finished first in the 100 hurdles (16.03), first in the 300M hurdles (46.56) and first in the triple jump (31-8.50).
Scarbrough swept first in the throwing events with a distance of 39-7.50 in the shot and 111-8 in the discus.
Three other Lady Hound athletes—senior Jessa Stiens, senior Mikaila Wallace and freshman Jennifer Gullion—won one event and finished runner-up in another.
Stiens climbed 9-0 to win the pole vault and ran second in the 400M dash. Mikaila Wallace won the 200M dash in 27.22 after finishing second in the 100M dash.
Page 2 of 2 - Gullion won the long jump title with a mark of 16-0.50 and ran second to Mikaila Wallace in the 200M dash.
Maryville's remaining individual champion was Dominique Wiedmaier in the high jump at 4-10.
The Hounds finished first or second in three of the four relay events.
The team of Gullion, Stiens, Mikaila Wallace and Abby Hayes won the 4 x 200 with a time of 1:48.03.
Maryville's 4 x 400M relay and 4 x 800M relay teams finished second.
Senior Jessica Pfost posted a third place finish in the discus.
The Hounds have two meets remaining before districts. Next up is the Lafayette Relays in St. Joseph Thursday.