Morrison sets state record for career medals

Published on Wed, May 30, 2012 by By Kyle Elliott

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After the weekend’s Washington State Track and Field Championships, one Blaine sprinter stood above the rest.

Borderite senior Cherish Morrison took home the gold medal in the 100m, 200m and 400m individual races, and the Borderite 4x400m relay team comprising Morrison, Kiersten Sigfusson, Kieya Villars and Olivia Olason also nabbed a gold.

The Borderite girls team finished fifth in the meet with 52 points – 40 of which were earned by Morrison and the 4x400m relay team. 

“I was really pleased with how it went,” said head coach Mike Grambo. “We did really well and got a lot of good results.”

Morrison’s Borderite career now includes 11 individual gold medals (14 including team wins).

“That’s a state record,” Grambo said. “I am really proud of her. It’s a great accomplishment.”

The 4x400m relay team finished with a time of 3:56.59, setting a record for the 2A state tournament. Sigfusson, Morrison’s teammate on the 4x400m relay team, also placed second in the 400m sprint.

Olivia Adams finished seventh in the pole vault with a mark of 10 feet and Taylor V’Dovec took sixth in the high jump with a mark of 5 feet 2 inches to round out the girls’ side.

The Borderite boys did not fare as well, finishing 44th with two points. Eddie Avena placed 13th in shot put, throwing for 46 feet 4 inches. Andrew Dahl took seventh in the pole vault with a mark of 14 feet.