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Medical Lake has another surprise finish at regionals

Cardinals will send nine placers to State 1A track this weekend at EWU


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake’s Zeb Klemke battles Lakeside’s Ryan Coffman down the stretch in the 1,600 meter run last during regional track competition at Riverside. Coffman snuck by Klemke at the line but both qualified for this weekend’s State A championships at EWU.

Medical Lake’s track team continues to surprise many people.

But not their co-head coach Gene Blankenship.

The Cardinals emerged from last Saturday’s regionals at Riverside High School with a third-place finish for the boys team and nine athletes – plus two alternates – headed to this weekend’s 1A/1B/2B state track championships at Eastern Washington University.

Quincy’s 92.33 points were just enough to edge Northeast A League Riverside’s 86.33 with ML in with 79, just ahead of Freeman’s 76. The meet also featured teams from Caribou Trail League.

After another strong finish...

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