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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Cards qualify dozen for Bi-District track


Medical Lake came away from the district track meet last Saturday at Newport and will be well represented at Bi-Districts featuring competition from the Caribou Trail League this Saturday at Riverside High School.

“We qualified 12 athletes to Bi-Districts next week,” co-head coach Gene Blankenship said. The boys’ team finished fourth, two points out of third while the girls were sixth.

The performance of the day went to Tellas Johnson who broke the school record in the 100 meters with a hand timed 10.6-second time and automatic time of 10.82. Johnson also anchored the winning 4x100, and was first in the 200. Domenic Rehm won both the 800 and 1,600, missing the school record in the 1,600 by 1.5 seconds.

The girls got a strong effort from Mariah Pena who won the 800 with a new personal best of 2 minutes, 23.55 seconds. It was the second-best time in the history of ML.

Other Bi-District qualifiers are: Tyler Garrett in the 200; Jacob Dingfield, Noah Kroeze and Micah Dingfield in the 3,200; Cameron Peake in the 300 meter hurdles; 4x100 relay team; Elijah Farmen in the javelin; Justin Brundage in the pole vault; and Nyirenda Ross in the discus. 

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