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Blankenship hopes to check state cross country title goal off the list

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If one of his Medical Lake teams emerge from their scramble over the 5,000 meters that make up the course at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco and claim a state cross country championships Saturday, Gene Blankenship will be able to cross a big item off his “To-Do” list.

No “bucket list” for Blankenship who is an avid runner and ought to be far away – he hopes at least – from kicking the bucket.

“My burning desire is to win a state championship in the state of Washington,” Blankenship, the Cardinals 71-year-old head coach said. It’s something he’s done pretty regularly in...

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