Staff Reporter 

Predictions come true for Medical Lake cross country at state

Boys finish third, girls eighth in historical efforts for school


Alex Preston

The start of the boys’ 1A race at state in Pasco included Medical Lake runners Zeb Klemke, Luke Alvarado and Micah Dingfield (all middle left).

Going into last Saturday’s State cross country championships at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Medical Lake’s head coach Gene Blankenship made a prediction.

Blankenship thought a finish anywhere from third to sixth for the boys was not out of the question, while the girls could place from sixth to ninth in team competition.

“Pretty close, huh,” Blankenship said with a laugh after the Cardinal boys finished third and the girls eighth on the 5,000 meter course.

The ML boys, with 106 points, finished behind Tacoma’s Charles Wright Academy (87 points) and defending 1A champion Lake...

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