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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Cardinals surprise coach with boys' track victory


It’s not often Medical Lake co-head track coach Gene Blankenship has to walk back a prediction, but he did.

The veteran coach has been correct in seeing the future enough to predict his cross country team would win the 1A state title last fall. And he’s been accurate in a number of other instances.

But he missed when he thought his Cardinal boys would fall to Riverside in the final Northeast A League track meet held last Wednesday in Medical Lake. The boys toppled the visiting Rams, co-leaders in the NEA, 87-48, but the Riverside girls returned the favor with a 96-35 win.

“Let me put...

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