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Blackhawks defeat Bantams in GNL track and field

Numerous season best marks are set


John McCallum

Cheney's Sasha Johnson tracks her throw in the discus during last Thursday's Great Northern League meet with Clarkston.

The Cheney boys and girls track and field teams had little difficulty downing an undermanned Clarkston squad in the Blackhawks first and final Great Northern League home meet of the season last Thursday. The girls breezed to a 108-34 win while the boys notched their first victory of the season with a 90-53 win over the Bantams.

A number of Blackhawks won their events with season-best marks. For the boys it was Caleb Deshazo in the 100-meter dash (11.80 seconds), Carson Kerr in the 200 (24.00), Steven Zachman in the 400 (53.50) and 3,200 (10 minutes, 59.30 seconds), Sam Schreiber in the 300 hurdles (44.30), Houston Moezulski in the pole vault (10 feet, 6 inches) and Chase Reed in the discus (119-10).

First place finishes also went to Jackson Spencer in the 110 hurdles (17.70) and Brett Wyborney in the shot put (43-06). Second-place finishes went to Reed (200), Kerr (400), Johnson (800), Austynn Maddox (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Aaron Galvez (long jump), Wyborney (discus) and Peter Bitz (javelin). Both Cheney relay teams won.

Over on the girls' side, first-place finishes with season-best marks went to Kendyl Cone in the 100 (13.70) and 200 (26.80), Kristie McGourin in the 400 (1:04.00), Abby Hammermeister in the 800 (2:31.30), KD Skillingstad in the triple jump (34-05) and Sasha Johnson in the discus (105-00). Also taking first place were Johanna Sherman in the 100 hurdles (16.9) and the 300 hurdles (50.90), Kayla Lemelin in the high jump (4-06), Jamie Bradley in the pole vault (9-00) and Kinsey Pease in the javelin (125-06).

Second-place finishes went to Courtney Schwendiman (100, triple jump), Katie McGourin (200), Alexis Brooks (1,600), Kasey Bein (300 hurdles), Pease (high jump), Ally Jones (long jump) and Rylie Pease (javelin). All three Cheney relay teams won.

Cheney's next varsity competition is the District 7 meet May 22-23 at West Valley High School. The top-two placers at districts qualify for state competition May 29-31 at Mt. Tahoma High School in Lakeview.

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