By Paul Delaney

Cardinal XC have eyes on return to state

Both boys and girls return experienced runners


Last updated 8/18/2022 at 10:40am

Headrick family

Reid Headrick finished third in the 2021 WIAA 1A cross country championships and is a key returnee for Medical Lake.

It's nothing new that Medical Lake's veteran cross country coach Gene Blankenship is prone to make bold predictions about his teams' future.

One can do that with the success he's tendered at the school in distance running since arriving in 2010. There's 1A titles in 2013, 2014 and 2017, back-to-back runners-up in 2015 and 2016, a third in 2019 and last season fourth.

And as for 2022, Blankenship is once again confident his teams can make another appearance the first Saturday of November at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Perhaps one of his best accomplishments was building the ML girls in...

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