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Cheney swimming defeats Naches Valley, loses to West Valley-Yakima


The Cheney boys’ swimming team traveled to Yakima Lions Pool once again to face West Valley-Yakima in an Eastern Washington 2A dual meet, Saturday, Jan. 25. West Valley defeated the Blackhawks, 135-47.

Cheney also faced Naches Valley at the meet in non-league competition. The Blackhawks defeated Naches Valley, 89-62.

Scott Nadeau, Brock Jongeward, Caleb Prophet and Trevor Babcock came in second place in the 200 medley relay in 1:54.13.

Babcock placed first in the 200 free in 2:02.91 and fourth in the 100 breast in 1:20.08.

Jongeward came in fourth in the 200 IM in 2:41.43. Kit Foster placed fourth in the 50 free in 26.68. Spencer Hagel came in third in 100 fly in 1:13.54.

Nadeau came in second in the 100 free in 53:29 and first in the 500 free in 5:30.19.

Prophet, Foster, Jongeward and Xavier Meyer came in third in the 200 free relay in 1:47.11. The same team placed second in the 400 free relay in 4:02.78.

Blackhawk head coach Jennifer Hochwalt said she was happy with how the meet went, despite missing five swimmers. Similar to the week before, she had swimmers compete in events where they did not have much experience.

The boys swimming team will face Pullman, Hanford/Richland, Feb. 1, at EWU pool in the final home meet of the regular season before districts, Feb. 7-8.

“Districts is two weeks away, so we’ll be putting in a lot of hard work and getting ready for Saturday,” Hochwalt said.

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