Blackhawks open swim campaign with split against Walla Walla, Selah
Cheney's Scott Nadeau (top) is virtually even with Walla Walla's Michah Wilwand at the turn of the breaststroke leg in the 200-yard medley relay last Thursday. The Blackhawk boys team touched the wall just over two seconds ahead of the Bulldogs foursome to capture the event, but ended up on the short end of the team score in their first meet of the season.
The Cheney High boys swimming team got their 2013-2014 season off to a good start by splitting a pair of meets last week with Walla Walla and Selah. The Blackhawks knocked off the Vikings 96-73 at Lions Pool in Yakima on Saturday after losing 110-61 to the 4A Bulldogs at home Thursday.
Cheney captured first place in eight of 11 events against Selah Saturday, including a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-yard freestyle. Nick Steele took first in the event with a time of 2 minutes, 6.26 seconds, followed by Xavier Meyer in second and Arseniy Tepp third.
Scott Nadeau won the 200 individual medley in 2:1...
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