Hawks knock off Clarkston, off to districts




The Cheney boys and girls track and field teams ended their Great Northern League regular season meet schedule with wins last Wednesday in Clarkston. The boys downed the Bantams 83-45, finishing with a 3-3 record overall while the girls ended at 5-1 with a 76-55 win, losing only to league champion East Valley.

The Blackhawks’ boys notched 12 first-place finishes out of 16 events while the girls notched 11. Freshman Samson Brown won the 100-meter dash in 11.38 seconds while Calvin Berstler took first in the 200 in 23.11.

Cheney swept the 400 with Tom Trude first in 55.19, followed by Carson Kerr and Matt Riddle. Steaven Zachman led a group of Blackhawks in the top four of the 800, finishing first in 2:09.94, followed by Justin Baker, Kyle Lerch and Xavier Meyer.

Lerch led a group Cheney runners earning the top six finishes in the 1,600 with a time of 4:37.00. Berstler was first in the 300 hurdles in 40.09, Jackson Spencer third and Isaac Fencl fourth, while Spencer finished second in the 110 hurdles, Fencl third. Cheney’s two relay teams were the only ones in the 4x100, with the team of Brown, Igbinoba, Marquis Diomede and Berstler first in 45.47.

In the field events Bret Wyborney won the shot put with a toss of 42 feet even. Cheney finished 1-2-3 in the discus with Jordan Vivar leading the way with a throw of 123-00, followed by Bradley Kinman and Wyborney while Tom Littau won the pole vault in 9-06. Josh Baker and Kinman went 2-3 in the javelin, Igbinoba and Daniel Cartwright 2-3 in the triple jump and Diomede third in the long jump.

Freshman Amberly Mitchell won the girls 100 with a time of 13.92, Kayla Lemelin second and Jordan Schloten third, while Janessa Day led six Cheney runners in the top spots with a first-place finish in the 200 in 25.49. Sanne Holland was first in the 800 in 2:17.64 while Johanna Sherman won the 110 hurdles in 17.12 and Kendall Dunn the 300 hurdles in 45.20.

Karlie Eaker was third in the 1,600, as was Mattie McNair in the 3,200 and Kasey Bein in both hurdle events. The team of Madison Risley, Amanda Lomax, Lemelin and Skye Heuschkel turned in a 58.57 in the 4x100 relay.

In the field, Chae Brown had wins in the high jump (4-10) and triple jump (33-09 1/2), Erin Clark in the pole vault (11-00), Kalie Schwendiman in the discus (94-09) and Kinsey Pease in the javelin (115-09). Lemelin was second in the high jump, Kendal Case and Lemelin 3-4 in the javelin with Alyssa Rhoads and Zania Stewart 2-3 in the long jump and Courtney Schwendiman and Rhoads 2-3 in the triple jump.

John McCallum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com.


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