LC girls, Meridian boys win 1A invite

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 16, 2014 

Lynden Christian's girls' track team and Meridian's boys' track team dominated at the 1A Invite on Wednesday, April 16, at Lynden Christian High School.

Meridian's Kaleb Heezen won two of the throwing events for the boys' team. He threw 44 feet, 33 inches in the shot put and 152-2 in the javelin.

The Lyncs' Hannah Wynstra took first in discus and javelin for the girls' team. She threw 89-00 to win the discus, and 108-03 to win the javelin.

Janessa Murphy was a three-event winner for the Trojans' girls' team, taking first in the 100, 200 and long jump.

Enrique Medina took first for Lummi's boys' team in two events. He won the 800 in 2 minutes, 7.48 seconds and the 400 in 54.21.

"Enrique is good. He did a nice job today," Lynden Christian coach Kent De Hoog said in a phone interview. "He's a good runner and I think he even runs the 1600 sometimes."

Madison Wiese won the 300 hurdles for the Lynden Christian girls in 52.73 and was a part of the winning 4x200 relay team. Tarynn Haan, Brianna Bruneau and Caitlin Burrows were also on the relay team.

Lynden Christian's 4x400 girls' relay team won with a 4:10.13.

"Our 4x400 had a personal record by 10 seconds today," De Hoog said.

Collin Magnusson ran a 10:19.72 to win the the 3200 for Meridian.

Cody Spoelstra won the discus for the Lyncs with a 139-08.

"Cody had a PR today, too," De Hoog said. "Meridian has such great throwers, so for us to get points here and there was great."

On the girls' side, Lynden Christian was first with 153 points, followed by Meridian's 104. Nooksack Valley took third with 49, and Friday Harbor was fourth with 35.

For the boys, Meridian won with 193 points, and Lynden Christian was second with 86. Nooksack Valley was third with 33 points, Friday Harbor was fourth with 25 and Lummi had 18 in fifth.

GIRLS

At Lynden Christian High School

Team scores: 1. Lynden Christian 153, 2. Meridian 104, 3. Nooksack Valley 49, 4. Friday Harbor 35.

100: Janessa Murphy (Meridian) 13.51; 200: Janessa Murphy (Meridian) 27.47; 400: Emily Sytsma (Lynden Christian) 1:06.21; 800: Mimi Meggison (Meridian) 2:36.72; 1,600: McKenzie Roque (Meridian) 5:42.65; 3,200: Mimi Meggison (Meridian) 12:10.62; 100 hurdles: Madison Burke (Lynden Christian) 17.91; 300 hurdles: Madison Wiese (Lynden Christian) 52.73; 4x100 relay: Lynden Christian (Emily Systma, Madison Burke, Madison Weg, Hannah Rusnak) 53.19; 4x200 relay: Lynden Christian (Madison Wiese, Tarynn Haan, Brianna Bruneau, Caitlin Burrows) 1:55.29; 4x400 relay: Lynden Christian (Brandy Bruneau, Brianna Bruneau, Madison Weg, Emily Sytsma) 4:10.13; High jump: Madison Weg (Lynden Christian) 5-02.00; Long jump: Janessa Murphy (Meridian) 16-11.00; Triple jump: Sally Vlas (Lynden Christian) 30-09.50; Shot put: Morgan Van Kooten (Lynden Christian) 38-01.00; Discus: Hannah Wynstra (Lynden Christian) 89-00; Javelin: Hannah Wynstra (Lynden Christian) 108-03; Pole vault: Kendra Turner (Lynden Christian) 6-06.00.

BOYS

At Lynden Christian High School

Team scores: 1. Meridian 193, 2. Lynden Christian 86, 3. Nooksack Valley 33, 4. Friday Harbor 25, 5. Lummi 18.

100: Nathan Rusnak (Lynden Christian) 11.66; 200: Willie Blackmon (Friday Harbor) 23.98; 400: Enrique Medina (Lummi) 54.21; 800: Enrique Medina (Lummi) 2:07.48; 1,600: Josh Lingbloom (Lynden Christian) 4:55.60; 3,200: Collin Magnusson (Meridian) 10:19.72; 110 hurdles: Isaiah Thompson (Meridian) 16.35; 300 hurdles: Willie Blackmon (Friday Harbor) 42.00; 4x100 relay: Lynden Christian (Josh Friberg, Sam Vander Griend, Nathan Rusnak, David Bladies) 46.24; 4x400 relay: Meridian (Nick Miller, Derek Morrow, Levi Morrow, Collin Magnusson) 3:47.09; High jump: Daniel Young (Meridian) 5-06.00; Long jump: Chase Gibson (Meridian) 17-04.50; Triple jump: Stephen Cummins (Lynden Christian) 36-05.00; Shot put: Kaleb Heezen (Meridian) 44-03.00; Discus: Cody Spoelstra (Lynden Christian) 139-08; Javelin: Kaleb Heezen (Meridian) 152-02; Pole vault: Connor Aamot (Meridian) 13-00.00.

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