Bellingham - Meridian's Jaskaran Dhatt helped score a total of 20 points yesterday for the Men of Troy as he won 2 races in the 1600 and the 3200 against the Lakewood Cougars in a dual meet at Meridian High School.
Dhatt ran 4:55.87 and 10:46.67 in both of his wins.
Other Meridian standouts in both of those races were Kenny Barnes finishing in 2nd in the 1600 (4:56.75) and Nathan Schneider in both finishing 3rd in the 1600 (5:02.36) and 2nd in the 3200 (10:49.35).
Spencer Solvberg of Lakewood won the boy's 800 race in 2:05.21. Meridian Jenson Ellars would finish in 2nd behind Solvberg in a personal best time of 2:09.69.
Meridian senior Ashlee Van Den Top won her first race of the spring winning the 1600 in a season best time of 5:58.63. Teammate McKenna Holz rounded up the top 3 running 6:10.71. Lakewood's top finisher was a 2nd place finish by Callie Buchanan in 6:01.52.
The girl's 800 saw the Lady Trojans take the top 2 spots as sophomore Emily Schneider led the way with a 2:50.71 victory, followed by her teammate, junior Kayley Betancourt, running 2:56.03.
Meridian heads down to Sedro-Woolley High School this Friday for the annual Clash of Conferences Invite featuring 6 other schools from around Skagit County.
800 - 1st Spencer Solvberg (2:05.21, Lakewood), 2nd Jenson Ellars (2:09.69, Meridian), 3rd Alex Jensen (2:13.66, Lakewood)
1600 - 1st Jaskaran Dhatt (4:55.87, Meridian), 2nd Kenny Barnes (4:56.75, Meridian), 3rd Nathan Schneider (5:02.36, Meridian)
3200 - 1st Jaskaran Dhatt (10:46.67, Meridian), 2nd Nathan Schneider (10:49.35, Meridian), 3rd Mario Barletta (11:11.61, Lakewood)
800 - 1st Emily Schneider (2:50.71, Meridian), 2nd Kayley Betancourt (2:56.03, Meridian), 3rd Madison Howe (2:56.85, Lakewood)
1600 - 1st Ashlee Van Den Top (5:58.43, Meridian), 2nd Callie Buchanan (6:01.52, Lakewood), 3rd Makenna Holz (6:10.71, Meridian)