By Paul Delaney

Cheney XC makes big strides at state


Last updated 11/10/2022 at 1:16pm

Roger Harnack

Cheney senior Nia Guest is trailed by several runners after a mile on the state course.

Cheney's trip down U.S. 395 on Nov. 5 to compete at the WIAA state cross country championships certainly had its high points.

But, perhaps, the biggest takeaway might be what the Blackhawks' showing did for the future?

Most notable was yet another individual championship in the wheelchair division by freshman Caitlin Shaffer in a time of 12 minutes, 58.7 seconds to claim the championship on the 5,001-meter course. She's pointing to follow Isaiah Rigo who, from 2014 to 2017 collected four titles in the division.

The Cheney boys, with 258 points, finished eighth as a team to champ Seattle Pre...

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