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Medical Lake track has solid individual efforts at state

No Cardinal champions but still good individual state showings


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake's Pedro Sandre (center) surprised his coach with an unlikely fourth-place finish in last Saturday's final of the 1A state 100-meter dash as Eastern Washington University's Roos Field.

Traditionally, at least in the past several years, the 1A state track and field championships have produced surprises for Medical Lake head coach Gene Blankenship.

That included a team title in 2014 that his kids insisted was in grasp, but the coach did not see it. And perhaps some of the individual championships from the likes of Domenic Rehm in 2015 and twin wins from Lexi Rolan in the 100 and 200-meter runs last year, might have also been somewhat unexpected.

There was no team victory, nor even an individual title in 2018, but Blankenship was both pleased, and surprised with the outcomes...

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