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State track now 20 years at EWU


Last updated 5/26/2016 at 8:54am


Retired educator Jay Rydell has been the meet director for all 20 years EWU has hosted.

When another site fell through just months before the 1996 state 1A, 1B and 2B track and field championships were to be held, a group from Eastern Washington University stepped up and rescued the event.

That was in 1996 and EWU has been home to this event that features schools from the state's smallest classifications ever since and in 2016 mark the 20th year in Cheney.

This year's event takes place May 26-28, and will also be 20 years under the direction of meet manager Jay Rydell, who retired from the Central Valley School District in 1997 as a coach and administrator. 

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