Spearheaded by three individual first place performances, Meridian's Lady Mustangs track and field team opened its season in style by winning the 10-team Class D Doane Indoor Invitational held March 17 at the Fuhrer Field House on the campus of Doane College in Crete.
The Lady Mustangs placed in 11 events amassing 101 points to claim the team title by forty points over runner-up Mead.
Junior Ashley Hansel led the way for the Lady Mustangs winning a pair of gold medals.
Hansel won the long jump with an effort of 16'0", and the triple jump with a leap of 31'11½".
Junior Brianna Jackson won the pole vault with a vault of 7'6".
Silver medalists for the Lady Mustangs included Brandie Sykes, 55-meter dash, 7.96, and the high jump clearing 4'10", Jackson, 200-meter dash, 30.14, and Hansel, 55-meter hurdles in a time of 9.62.