All it took was four to get fourth.
With just four athletes present at the Class 3 -4 State Championship Meet and only three that scored, the Hound boys obtained a team trophy with a fourth place finish Saturday.
It's the boys team's first time winning a trophy at state since finishing fourth in 2000.
The Hounds scored 37 points, edging Sikeston by 4.5 for the final trophy spot. Grandview, John Burroughs and Cardinal Ritter were the top three teams.
Nearly half of Maryville's point total was accrued by senior Peyton Mizera who added a state title in the triple jump to his runner-up finish in the long jump from the day before.
Mizera jumped a new season-best of 46-11 to win the triple and cranked it out on his sixth and final attempt. He hadn't gone further than 42-6 on any of his first five jumps.
This was Mizera's third time competing in the triple jump at state. His best finish before this was fourth as a junior.
Senior Treyton Burch ended up as Maryville's second highest scorer in the meet with 10 points and earned his first two state medals.
He jumped up three spots from his finals seed to finish third in the 300M hurdles with a time of 40.26. Earlier in the day, Burch finished fifth in the 110M hurdles.
Senior Caleb Mather produced the team's final point with an eighth place finish in the discus. He was seeded first but threw 30 feet less than he did at sectionals.
Mather finished second in the shot put the day before.
Senior Derek Stiens tied for 12th in the pole vault with a height of 12-6, marking the first time in three appearances at state he did not medal. Stiens finished fourth in the event last year.
Maryville's only girls medalist or point scorer in six events was junior McKenzie Wallace.
She finished sixth in the 300M hurdles with a time of 45.95. Wallace entered the event seeded third.
Senior Jessa Stiens set a new career-best in the pole vault with a height of 10-0, but fell one spot short of medaling in ninth place. Early misses caused her to lose to four others in a six-way tie for fifth.
Freshman Jennifer Gullion also finished ninth in the long jump with a distance of 15-10.50. She had jumped 16-9 at sectionals the weekend before and was seeded seventh.
The girls ended up with three points, all from Wallace, to finish in a tie for 51st out of 59 teams. They've scored just nine points at state in the past two years.