Meridian highlights first day at 1As

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 30, 2014 

Meridian's track and field team wanted to send its seniors out on a high note and it didn't get any better than the day the Trojans had on Friday, May 30, at Eastern Washington University.

The Trojans crowned two champions, both seniors - Kaleb Heezen in the javelin and Connor Aamot in the pole vault.

Meridian also had Sam Tanner finish fifth in the pole vault and Collin Magnusson take sixth in the 1,600. Heezen also finished seventh in the discus. Mimi Meggison finished 11th in the 3,200 and Janessa Murphy medaled in the long jump with a third-place finish.

"It was a great day," Meridian coach Patrick Ames said in a phone interview. "Now we are looking to close out the weekend with a good team showing."

Lynden Christian and Blaine also crowned champions on Friday with the Borderites' Taylor V'Dovec winning the high jump and the Lyncs' Morgan Van Kooten winning the shot put.

LC got strong performances from Sarah Ball (fourth in the 3,200), Madison Weg (eighth in the high jump) and Hannah Rusnak (second in the long jump).

Blaine's day included Elle Moore's 14th-place finish in the shot put, Jon Fakkema's 10th in the discus and Gage Lott's eighth in the pole vault.

Mount Baker's Kelsie Nern took fifth in the 3,200 and Nooksack Valley's Amy Jo Murphy placed 12th in the 3,200.

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