By Jim Stinson
Cheney Free Press 

Tracksters perform well despite the weather


Last updated 4/21/2022 at 7:12am

CHENEY—When Cheney head track coach Derek Slaughter began his day Friday morning, he thought the Van Kuren Invitational on Saturday was doomed after arriving at school to see at least three inches of snow on the track and temperatures hovering around 30 degrees. There were 41 schools planning to participate in the popular meet, coming from as far away as Yakima.

Looking at the condition of the field, Slaughter’s first thought was canceling all field events. Marking the throwing events accurately would be impossible and the jumpers’ approaches would be highly dangerous.

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