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Blackhawks compete against Deer Park, E. V.; at Mooberry's


Cheney’s boys and girls track and field teams continued a busy schedule with a pair of meets last week. The Blackhawks traveled north to Deer Park for a Great Northern League meet Thursday with the Stags and East Valley, and wrapped up the week with the annual Mooberry Relays Saturday at Rogers High School in Spokane.

No team scores were available at press time for the GNL meet. Individually the Cheney girls were led by Kinsey Pease’s first-place finish in the javelin with a toss of 120 feet, 9 inches.

Courtney Schwendiman took second in the triple jump at 31-08 while Sasha Johnson was second in the discus at 96-11. Third-place finishes went to Abby Hammermeister (800, 2 minutes, 36.20 seconds), Rylie Pease (1,600, 6:02.30 and javelin, 113-00) and Johanna Sherman (100 hurdles, 17.68).

The 4x200 relay team of Kristie McGourin, Kendyl Cone, Katie McGourin and Sherman took first with a time of 1:50.11. The 4x400 team of Gladden, Kristie McGourin, Rylie Pease and Hammermeister was second in 4:32.37.

On the boys’ side, Steaven Zachman and Sam Schreiber both notched second place finishes. Zachman finished 25/100ths of a second behind Deer Park’s Scott Kopczynski in the 800 with a time of 2:00.25 while Schreiber was edged at the tape by the Stags’ Jacob Luce in the 110 hurdles, finishing in 18.20.

No other Cheney boy finished in the top three of their event. Both the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams finished third.

Saturday at the Mooberry’s the Cheney girls finished ninth out of 12 teams, scoring 25 points. Sherman led the girls with second in the 100 hurdles at 16.24 and third in the 300 hurdles while Kinsey Pease was second in the javelin at 117-09.

Riley Pease was fourth in the javelin, and the team of Kristie McGourin, Hammermeister, Savannah Hyde and Schwendiman took third in the 200-200-400-800 relay.

Brett Wyborney was the highest finisher for the boys, eighth in the shot put and 10th in the discus while Schreiber was ninth in the 300 hurdles and Gaige Felix was ninth in the long jump. The 4x400 relay team of Carson Kerr, Caleb Deshazo, Zachman and Drake Johnson finished seventh, and the 1,200-400-800-1,600 team of Gabe Clayden, Johnson, Kaleb Lerch and Samuel Seeberger also finished seventh.

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