Wynstra, Manderson guide LC to fifth at state meet


Lynden Christian's Hannah Wynstra and Daphnee Manderson finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the javelin, both setting personal records and helping the Lyncs to a fifth-place finish at the Class 1A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 25, at Eastern Washington University.

Manderson's throw of 118 feet, 11 inches bested her previous record by nearly five feet, while Wynstra's throw of 119-03 was far and above her best throw of the season.

"Both of those girls are wonderful representatives of our school," Lynden Christian coach Kent De Hoog said in a phone interview. "If you would have said at the end of the season they would end up here, I wouldn't have been surprised... A great ending to their season."

Even more amazing, De Hoog said, considering that Manderson's previous best entering this year was barely over 80 feet, and Wystra didn't qualify for state last year.

Wynstra also competed and finished ninth in the discus, with Nooksack Valley's Ashley Loreen finishing fourth in the event with a mark of 120-01. Loreen's impressive showing was the best of they day for Nooksack Valley, who had only one other athlete, Megan Perry, who finished 11th in the pole vault.

Blaine's Olivia Adams won the pole vault with a jump of 11-0, while her teammate, Rachel McKinstry, finished fifth and Mount Baker's Katherine Dunford finished sixth. McKinstry's mark of 10-0 turned out to be a personal best from the senior.

Other impressive showings from the Class 1A finals were all three of Meridian's relay teams.

The grouping of Leyla Marino, Janessa Murphy, Trinell Carpenter and Taylor Lunde finished third in the 4x100. That same grouping also finished in third in the 4x200 with a school-record time of 50.96 seconds, and the grouping of Murphy, Carpenter, Lunde and Jayna Edmonds finished fifth in the 4x400. Besting Meridian in the 4x400 was Lynden Christian and its grouping of Brianna Bruneau, Brandy Bruneau, Emily Sytsma and Madison Weg. The Lyncs finished in third in the event, nearly two seconds faster than Meridian. The Lyncs also finished in sixth in the 4x100.

Marino, along with her performances in the 4x100 and 4x200, placed 10th in the triple jump with a distance of 33-1.50.

Mount Baker had two strong showings from Chynna Phan and Kelsie Nern. Phan finished fifth in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 20.63 seconds. And Nern finished eighth in the 1,600 with a time of 5:21.18.




Athlete School Time (Place)

Chynna Phan Mount Baker 2:20.63 (5)

1,600 METERS

Athlete School Time (Place)

Kelsie Nern Mount Baker 5:21.18 (8)


School Athlete Athlete Time (Place)

Meridian Leyla Marino Janessa Murphy 50.96 (3)

Trinell Carpenter Taylor Lunde

Lynden Christian Madison Burke Emily Sytsma 51.58 (6)

Emily Visser Madison Weg


School Athlete Athlete Time (Place)

Meridian Leyla Marino Trinell Carpenter 1:46.13 (3)

Janessa Murphy Taylor Lunde


School Athlete Athlete Time (Place)

Lynden Christian Brianna Bruneau Brandy Bruneau 4:06.84 (3)

Emily Sytsma Madison Weg

Meridian Janessa Murphy Trinell Carpenter 4:08.66 (5)

Jayna Edmonds Taylor Lunde


Athlete School Mark (Place)

Leyla Marion Meridian 33-1.5 (10)


Athlete School Mark (Place)

Ashley Loreen Nooksack Valley 120-01 (4)

Hannah Wynstra Lynden Christian 100-07 (9)


Athlete School Mark (Place)

Hannah Wynstra Lynden Christian 119-03 (4)

Daphnee Manderson Lynden Christian 118-11 (5)


Athlete School Mark (Place)

Olivia Adams Blaine 11-00 (1)

Rachael McKinstry Blaine 10-00 (5)

Katherine Dunford Mount Baker 9-09 (6)

Megan Perry Nooksack Valley 8-06 (11)


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