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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Blackhawk girls come up short in state title bid


Last updated 5/31/2018 at 1:16pm

Robyn Doloughan

Cheney's girls 4x200 state championship team of Alsatta Bakana, Alexis Van Horne, Maddie Warren and Alexis Miller show off their first-place hardware.

It wasn't the way Cheney High girls head coach Tom Stralser would have preferred to have his track and field coaching career end, but it was still a satisfying conclusion nonetheless.

The Blackhawks battled through adversity and some disappointment to finish eighth overall at the 2A state track and field championships May 24-26 at Mt. Tahoma High School in Lakewood. Cheney scored 26 points, all hard-earned, to finish ahead of Lakewood but behind Sehome and Great Northern League rival Pullman, who tied for sixth.

"We had the girls in the position to win it," Stralser said. "We got points out...

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