By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Blackhawks drop meets at Mt. Spokane

Rieckmann-led boys edged by Wildcats, girls show steady improvement


Last updated 4/29/2021 at 2:57pm

MEAD – The Blackhawks boys continue to show competitive form, albeit in a losing cause last Saturday at Mt. Spokane. Cheney lost a close meet, 75.5 – 64.5, to the Wildcats, with the girls falling 108-42.

Ryan Rieckmann was pretty much “Mr. Everything” for the boys. The senior set a new personal record of 191 feet to win the javelin by a mile — actually 24 feet, 8 inches over Mt. Spokane’s Tyson Degenhart — and elevate him into second in the state overall in the event.

Rieckmann also won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.01 seconds, was a member of Cheney’s winning 4x100 r...

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