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Blackhawk boys share 2A state track and field title


Last updated 6/1/2017 at 10:33am

Tom Stralser

Cheney sprinter Alsatta Bakana receives accolades from her teammates while standing next to the reader board displaying her state 2A meet record-setting time in the 200-meter dash.

Almost 60 hours later, Cheney High boys track and field head coach Derek Slaughter still couldn't believe it.

"It's surreal," Slaughter said Tuesday afternoon about his Blackhawk boys accomplishments at state last weekend. "It still hasn't sunk in yet."

The Cheney boys tied Ridgefield with 48 points to earn a share of the 2A state championship at competition May 25 – 27 at Mount Tahoma High School in Lakewood. The Blackhawk girls weren't far back either, tying Ellensburg with 45 points for fourth overall.

While the boys sealed their win with a state championship in the 4x400 meter relay,...

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