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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Two in a row

Blackhawk boys repeat as track and field 2A state champions


Robyn Doloughan

Cheney's Zach Jongeward, Peyton Putney, Charles Johnson and Jacob McGourin celebrate their state championship in the 4x100 meter relay.

It may not have set a record, but it did achieve half of Cheney High School boys track and field head coach Derek Slaughter's goal.

Led by the four state titles of senior sprinter Charles Johnson, the Blackhawk boys out-pointed the team they tied with last year - Ridgefield - to earn their second consecutive 2A state championship in competition May 24-26 at Mt. Tahoma High School near Tacoma. Cheney outscored Ridgefield 55-41, not quite the 82 points Slaughter had hoped to achieve in order to set a points record at state, but an important milestone nonetheless.

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