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Zachman, Issa run at East West Shrine

 

August 6, 2009



By JOHN McCALLUM

Editor

Cheney High School graduates and Blackhawks cross country standouts Arick Zachman and Daniel Issa competed in the annual East/West Senior All-Star Race, held July 19 at Seattle’s Magnusson Park. The top male and female cross-country runners from all five classifications take part in the competition.

Zachman finished seventh overall in the 59-runner field and third overall for the East team, covering the 5-kilometer course in a time of 16 minutes, 56 seconds, and scoring seven points for the East. Issa was just 4 seconds short of a team scoring placing, finishing 20th overall with a time of 17:37.

Gonzaga Prep’s Tate Kelly finished first overall with a time of 16:32, but the undermanned East team, while racing well, ended up losing to the West, 47-58.

Zachman was also one of several runners selected at the race as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship for his academic achievements, school activities, honors and other awards and running accomplishments.

John McCallum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com

 

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