Janessa Murphy, Ryley Zapien and Katelyne Zucati each won three events for Meridian’s girls’ track and field team in its 102-46 victory against Nooksack Valley on Thursday, March 19, at Meridian High School.
Murphy won the 100 with a time of 13.91 seconds, the long jump with 16 feet, four inches and was part of the winning four by 100 relay team.
Zapien won the triple jump with a 28 foot, one-inch performance. She also tied for first in the pole vault with a six-foot jump and was part of the winning four by 200 relay team.
Zucati ran a winning time of 29.32 in the 200, tied first for pole vault with a six-foot jump and was part of the winning four by 200 relay team.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Bellingham Herald
“I thought it was a good first meet. We were anxious to get to the first met and give the kids a chance to see where they’re at,” Meridian coach Patrick Ames said in a phone interview. “Both teams seemed to relish the opportunity to come out and compete.”
Nooksack Valley’s Michaela Yonkman won the 100 hurdles (18.68) and 300 hurdles (55.45). Haley VanderHeiden won the discus with a throw of 94 feet, seven inches and Kaleiolani Jefferson had a winning throw of 100 feet, 10 inches in the Javelin.
Meridian travels to Mount Baker next on Wednesday, March 25. Nooksack Valley will go to Sehome on Wednesday, March 25.
100: Janessa Murphy (Meridian) 13.91; 200: Katelyne Zucati (Meridian) 29.32; 400: Mackenzie Cox (Meridian) 1:08.72; 800: Ashlee VanDenTop (Meridian) 2:36.26; 1,600: Mimi Meggison (Meridian) 5:58.79; 3,200: Mimi Meggison (Meridian) 13:29.34; 100 hurdles: Michaela Yonkman (Nooksack Valley) 18.68; 300 hurdles: Michaela Yonkman (Nooksack Valley) 55.45; 4x100: Meridian (Mackenzie Cox, Ellese Fitzgerald, Payton Lunde, Janessa Murphy) 54.17; 4x200: Meridian (Ryley Zapien, Payton Lunde Katelyne Zucati, Emily Brackinreed) 1:57.96; 4x400: Nooksack Valley (Maria Cazares, Jazmine Gutierrez, Anne Scheonell, Michaela Yonkman) 4:42.83; Shot put: Vika Andrushenko (Meridian) 30-04; Discus: Haley VanderHeiden (Nooksack Valley) 94-07; Javelin: Kaleiolani Jefferson (Nooksack Valley) 100-10; High jump: Vika Andrushenko (Meridian) 4-02; Pole vault: Katelyne Zucati, Ryley Zapien (Meridian) 6-00; Long jump: Janessa Murphy (Meridian) 16-04; Triple jump: Ryley Zapien (Meridian) 28-01.