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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Medical Lake claims 1A team track championship

Strong finish in 3,200-meter run secures first-ever track title for Cards


Medical Lake High School

Medical Lake's boy's track team earned the school's first-ever state title last Saturday at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field, edging Zillah 50-48 on the strength of the Cardinals' finish in the 3,200-meter run.

For Medical Lake co-head track coach Gene Blankenship, winning the state 1A track team championship last Saturday certainly came from left field.

Or maybe from about 10,500 feet away, the distance Jacob and Micah Dingfield covered to finish the 3,200-meter run?

The brothers' No. 3 and No. 6 finishes proved to be the event that finally pushed the Cardinals to a most unlikely finish at Eastern Washington University's Roos Field, site of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 1A/1B/2B state championships.

Medical Lake edged Zillah out of the Yakima area 50-48 in the final team...

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