By Paul Delaney
Cheney Free Press 

Cardinal cross country team overcoming adversity


Last updated 9/7/2023 at 3:41pm

Coach Gene Blankenship

MEDICAL LAKE – Aug. 18 changed lives here in ways both massive and minute.

There likely isn't a soul who was not touched physically or mentally, including members of the Medical Lake High School cross country team, who were affected both personally and as a group.

Junior Garrett Montney's family was one who lost their home and it inspired teammates to rally around the theme for the 2023 program shirts.

Oftentimes, the team's yearly slogan often revolves around the 80-something Blankenship and his bout with a rattle snake when he was in his 20s that cost him an arm.

"I survived the one ar...

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