May 23, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 5

Blackhawk girls place third at regionals, send seven to state

Cheney’s Calvin Berstler and Eric Igbinoba also advance in hurdles, triple jump

Seven first place finishes propelled the Cheney girls track and field squad to a third-place finish last Friday at the regional gluing meet with teams from the Central Washington Athletic Conference. And while that’s something to celebrate, given seven Blackhawk girls made the trip to Prosser, it’s bittersweet for head coach Tom Stralser.

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Stralser contends the meet was poorly run and officials likely “robbed” junior sprinter Chae Brown of a chance to compete at state in the 100-meter dash. Brown was not allowed to “check out” for a moment from the high jump competition by the ev...

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