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Cardinals collect PRs, podium spots at state competition


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake’s Amarah Nicholson leads runners across the finish line in last Friday’s preliminary heat in the 100-meter run at the State 1A track championships at EWU’s Roos Field. The win qualified Nicholson for Saturday’s final where she lost in a photo finish to Abi Kim of Seattle Christian.

The state 1A track championships staged last weekend at Eastern Washington University might not have produced a first place finish for Medical Lake but one of their coach’s came away with a smile.

“There were some excellent performances by Amarah (Nicholson) and Micah (Dingfield),” co-head coach Gene Blankenship said. “Amarah PR’d in the 200 (meter run), a lifetime PR for her, a 26.07,” in a losing effort to Abi Kim of Seattle Christian who clocked a 25.54 second victory. Nicholson’s time in the 200 was the second-fastest in ML history.

In the 100 Kim and Nicholson were clocke...

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