By Paul Delaney

Shaffer wheels to title

Cheney freshman has big goals


Last updated 11/10/2022 at 5:05pm

PASCO – When Caitlin Shaffer rolled her wheelchair across the finish line first in the girls state cross country wheelchair race Nov. 5 at Sun Willows Golf Course, she was not only very excited but continuing a tradition at Cheney High School.

“It was really it was really amazing and thrilling,” Shaffer said in an interview. “I’m only a freshman. So, being able to go to state was really amazing.”

Saddled with cerebral palsy, Shaffer, the lone participant, wheeled through the 5,001- meter course in 12 minutes, 58.7 seconds to claim the championship.

In doing so, the freshman was...

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