Borderite track teams make statement

Published on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 by By Jerry Huls

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Blaine’s boys track team added on to its undefeated regular season record while the girls team made a strong case for its pursuit of a second state team title in three years. After going 10-0 last season, the Borderite boys extended their head-to-head record to 12-0 with double duel victories over Lynden and Mount Baker last Thursday. Blaine overcame multiple victories by Lynden’s Braden Fishbook and Mount Baker’s phenom hurdler Logan Packard with overall depth through the meet. The Borderites won five events in defeating the Lions 72.5-59.5 and the Mounties 76-59.

“(I’m) very happy with their performance,” said Blaine head track coach Mike Grambo said in an email. “Mount Baker placed fourth in the state. Lynden was third in state. Great start for us.”

Ephraim Westbrook rebounded from a photo finish loss to Fishbook in the 100m dash to win the 200m dash with a time of 23:59.

“(Ephraim) ran a very strong 200,” Grambo said.

 Blaine runners excelled in the distance runs with Tom Bradley winning the 1600m run with a 4:56.00 and Andrew Montgomery winning the 3200m in 11:27.09. In field events, Blaine’s Cole Muder won the high jump and Brian Ferrer won the long jump.

The Blaine girls dominated Lynden and Mount Baker by storming to 11 event victories. The Borderites whipped Lynden 90-51 and Mount Baker 97-49. Cherish Morrison continued her dominance in the Northwest conference by easily winning the 100m and 200m dashes and anchoring the victorious 4x200 and 4x400 teams.

Olivia Moore won three events, winning the long jump, the triple jump and as part of the 4x200 relay. Kiersten Sigfusson won three times as part of all three winning relay teams for Blaine.

Rachel McKinstry won three times with wins in the 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay, and winning the pole vault.

Penina Laolagi was again strong in field events winning the discus with a throw of 99-10 and the shot put with at throw of 31-0.

Stefawn Perrin also won the high jump.