Mounds View athletes captured three first-places in state’s most exclusive regular-season track meet Friday evening.
Hamline Elite Meet champions for the Mustangs are Josh Sampson in the 300 hurdles and Julia Fixsen in the pole vault along with the boys 4x200 team.
Sampson won the 300 hurdles in 38.68. He placed third in last year’s state meet with 38.99.
Sampson is defending state champion in 110 high hurdles but didn’t run that event at Hamline. Still, the Mustangs were well-represented as sophomore Josh Thomsen placed third with 15.13.
Fixsen, two-time state champion, cleared 13-3, repeating as Hamline champion and breaking her own meet record by an inch. The University of Georgia recruit holds the state record with 13-9 1/4 and exceeded that with a 13-11 1/4 vault at Outdoor Junior Nationals last June.
Fixsen also high-jumped 5-4 for third place and took eighth in 100 hurdles (15.50)
The Mustang boys 4x200 of Josh Sampson, Josh Thomsen, John Montgomery, and Nick Sharma won in 1:29.28, finishing 1.6 seconds ahead of Forest Lake.
Sharma placed second in the 200 (21.96), behind Maple Grove’s Evan Hull, and third in the 100 (10.85).
Lukas Hessini took second in the 1600 (4:24.42), Romeo Sackie was fifth in triple jump (43-4 1/4) and Jack Roeber was eighth (43-1). Austin Street placed eighth in the 3200 (9:23.72)
The Mustang girls 4x800 team of Tollie Jackson, Taylor Isabel, Ella Herbert, and Jess Kennedy placed sixth (8:13.33).