The Nooksack Valley girls’ track and field team has the points lead after Day 1 at the Class 1A Bi-District Preliminaries on Thursday, May 19, at King’s High School.
Nooksack’s Grace Himango won the shot put (35 feet, 6 1/2 inches) to advance to the Class 1A State Championships, Nicole Whittern was second in the javelin (118-6), and Amy Jo Murphy was third in the 3,200 (11 minutes, 27.66 seconds). The top four in each event advance.
Lynden Christian’s Hannah Rusnak won the long jump (17-8 1/2) and teammate Sarah Ball advance with a second-place finish in the 3,200 (11:22.22).
Meridian’s Payton Lunde was second in the long jump (16-6) and teammate Sydney Gospodinovich was third in the javelin (113-6) to advance.
Nooksack Valley amassed 28 points, LC and Meridian were tied in third place with 18 points each and Mount Baker was last with four points.
On the boys’ side, Meridian was second as a team with 32 points, LC was tied at sixth with 10 points and Nooksack Valley was eighth with nine points.
Meridian’s Lucas Van Dyke won the pole vault (13-4) and teammate Camden Burgess won the triple jump (43-0). Nooksack Valley’s Connor Beard was second in the triple jump (42-6) and Lynden Christian’s Brooks DeWaard was fourth in the 1,600 (4:34.54).
Day 2 will be Saturday, May 21, at King’s.