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By Jim Stinson

Blackhawks Track posts two wins


Last updated 5/5/2022 at 7:49am

CHENEY—The Cheney track teams came out victorious in their third GSL 3A/4A Quad-Dual meet of the season that was held at Cheney High School on Thursday, April 28.

The Blackhawk boys squad got past Lewis and Clark, 74–70, beat Ferris 76–69 and lost a close one to U-High, 72–64. The girls beat U-High 79–70, edged Ferris 78–72 and were schooled by Lewis and Clark, 84–66.

The afternoon was sparked with several first-place finishes and a

handful of personal records. Braxton Hinton continued his dominance in

the sprints, winning both the 100m (11.59) and 200m (23.91), and

anchoring the first-place 4×100m relay team (45.07). Jackson Talarico

was third in the 100m (11.85).Adam Estock (10:06.4) and Luke Hurd

(10:20.99) ran away from the field in the 3200m, finishing first and second.

The boys’ javelin crew finished 1,2, 3 in the event, with Konner Dobash (149’3”) adding one more win to his totals, and Jonah Ward (122’5”) and Cole Palmer (121’7”) taking second and third. Kai York-Akiu had two second place finishes, placed first in the high jump (6”2”) and the long jump, with a personal best of (19’1.5”).

The girls ace sprinter, Sydney Reagan doubled up winning the 100m (12.98) and the 200m (27.14), which was her personal record. Jenna Mansfield hit her best time ever in the 200m, finishing second at 27.87. Carissa Hinton ran a PR (1:05.58) in her third place

finish in the 400m. Hannah Ward(2:28.7, PR) and Samantha Habegger (2:29.29) placed second and third respectively in the 800m. Emma Ayers was took second in the 300m hurdles (52.85). Her sister Hannah, who is one of the best in the league, didn’t participate because of a slight injury.

In the field events, it was Mariah Hill claiming the top slot in the javelin (107’ PR) and

Tessa King (90’1”) and Marley Fox (89’1”) finishing third and fourth. Macy

Richards came through with a person record third place finish in the

high jump (5’0”). The improving Madelyn Dennstaedt took the pole vault event

clearing 8’0”.

The next Quad-Dual will be held at University High, with the Blackhawks taking on North Central, Mt. Spokane and U-High.


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