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Cards cruise to state cross country crown

Team picks up slack for injured Micah Dingfield, wins first state title


Medical Lake athletics

Medical Lake's boy's cross country team on top of the podium as the 1A state champions. The state title was the Cardinals' first-ever in cross country and the fifth state championship in school history.

Micah Dingfield led the Medical Lake boy's cross country team to Pasco and gave them the chance to win a state championship.

And the team returned the favor, helping carry the weight last Saturday and delivering that first-ever state championship at Sun Willows Golf Course. The Cardinals scored 72 points to easily outdistance LaCenter's 112 and the 128 from Meridian, delivering the school its fifth overall state title.

Little did anyone know that Dingfield's dominating Most Valuable Runner, first-place performance Nov. 2 at the windy Plantes Ferry Park that led the Cardinals to the District...

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