The Meridian girls' cross country team defeated Lynden Christian and Ferndale in a non-conference meet on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Lynden Christian.
Meridian had three finishers in the top five. Mimi Meggison finished first overall with a time of 20 minutes, 17 seconds followed by McKenzie Roque with a time of 20:46. Jayna Edmonds finished fifth with a time of 21:25 for the Trojans.
Meridian scored 31 points, Lynden Christian had 40 and Ferndale 45.
Marissa Hielkema ran a 20:52 for the Lyncs and finished third overall, while Makalee Latta ran a 21:19 for the Golden Eagles.
"The times weren't that fast today," Lynden Christian coach Darren Postma said in a phone interview. "I don't know if it was the heat, or if they are all tired from practice. I think Mimi ran a good race, though. She pulled away at about halfway and ran really strong."
Team scores: 1. Meridian 31; 2. Lynden Christian 40; 3. Ferndale 45
Top individual finishers: 1. Mimi Meggison (Meridian) 20:17; 2. McKenzie Roque (Meridian) 20:46; 3. Marissa Hielkema 20:52
Ferndale: Makalee Latta 21:19; Jillian Anderson 22:07; Mikaela Hernandez 22:55; Jana Peterson 23:07; Mindi Caldwell 24:19; Elise Freeman 24:24; Kathryn Vajda 25:45.
Meridian: Mimi Meggison 20:17; McKenzie Roque 20:46; Jayna Edmonds 21:25; Arissa Alvarez 23:28; Tiana Pratt 24:08; Elianna Ryan 26:02; Salli Jo Matheson 27:06.
Lynden Christian: Marissa Hielkema 20:52; McKenzie Young 22:05; Julia Morris 22:25; Emily Visser 23:30; Brianna Rutgers 23:35; Brianna De Boer 25:47; Rebecca Steiger 26:41.