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I ..J,I II]ZH . 1 II IIUilHHl|lnmmninml mtaim!mii InmL .................... Page 2 Section 3 Free Press Thursday, April 28, 2011 Blackhawks' track and field teams sweep at Pullman GNL meet By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney boys" and girls' track and field teams notched wins last week in Great Northern League meet action at Pullman High School. The Blackhawks boys ran their record to 4-0 with a 93-52 over the host Greyhounds and 129-16 over Clarkston while the young girls' team edged Pullman 75-74 and knocked off Clarkston 97-51, moving to 3-1 in the GNL. Cheney's boys took first in 13 of 14 events. Di- etrich Smith and Austin Kautzman went 1-2 in the 100-meter dash with Smith first at 11.77 seconds and Kautzman second at 11.82. Devon Jones, Dillon Phelps and Smith went 1- 2-3 in the 200 in 23.51, 24.29 and 24.33. Zac Mitchell captured the 400 in 55.87, with Collin Beeler third in 56.43, while Nash Springberry (1:58.67), Jesse Hallstrom (2:13.97) and Tom Trude (2:14.85) went 1-2-3 in the 800. Devon Poulsen won the 1,600 in 4:46.42 with Co- re'y Klotz-Brooks, Mattkew Duray and Mark Vincent 3-4-6, while Aaron Brenton was first in the 3,200 in 10:09.45 with Spencer Sheldon, Regan Roshetko and Derek Denenny 3-4-5. Diondre Moore-Young won the 110 hurdles in 14.97, with Eric Igbinoba and Jeff Crunch Time Pool third and fourth. Pool also finished second in the 300 hurdles in 46.73. The Blackhawks' relay teams took first in both the 4x100 and 4x400 along with third place in the latter. Michael Payne, Dakota Condos, Robert Meyer and Johns all captured firsts in field events. Payne won the shot put with a toss of 45 feet, 7 inches, fin- ishing second in the discus at 125-10. Condos won the javelin with a throw of 169-08 to go with fourth in the shot. Colt Sutter and Jason Stehr were 3-4 in the javelin while Austin Allen was fourth in the discus and Chris Spring fifth in the shot. Johns won the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, taking second in the high jump at 5-09 3/4, with Moore-Young fourth in 5-07 3/4. Meyer took first in the pole vault at 11 feet, with Jeremy Valdez third in 9-06 while Krieg McEuin, Igbinoba and Pool went 4-5-6 in the triple jump. For Cheney's girls Chae Brown took the 100 in 13.17, with Alexa Shaw, Kinsey Pease and Courtney Schwendiman finishing 3-4 and sixth. In the 200 Janessa Day finished first in 26.72, with Shaw third and in the 400 Kelsey Filmore and Amanda Batchelor went 1-2 in 1:05.39 and 1:07.32. Katie Haslebacher, KaliKlotz-Brooks and Mariah Brenton went 1-2-3 in the 800 with times of 2:32.24, 2:33.79 and 2:41.28 while Amie Zachman finished first in the 1,600 in 5:44.01 and Savannah Phelan was second in the 3,200 in 12:31.70. Johanna Sherman notched fifth place finishes in both the 100 and 300 hurdles. In the relays the Blackhawk girls took first in the 4x200 with a time of 1:50.63, finishing second in the 4x100 and second and third in the 4x400. In the field Erin Clark won the pole vault with vault of 8-06, with Michala Youmans third at 6-06. Kinsey Pease (103-00), Amanda Ward (102-05) and Kendall Case (97-10) went 2-3-4 in the javelin while Sammy Young (4-05), Youmans (4-01), Courtney Hartman (4-01) and Haley Pontier (3-11) went 2-3- 4-5 in the long jump. Schwendiman and Chazeray Diomede went 2-3 in the triple jump at 30-11 3/4 and 29-11 3/4 while Diomede picked up a fourth in the long jump and Ashley Fisher a fourth in the discus. Saturday both teams participated in the annual Mooberry Relays at Whitworth University. Individual top 10 finishes for the Blackhawks' boys came from Moore-Young, first in the 100 and 110 hurdles in 11.11 and 14.80 and second in the 300 hurdles in 39.67, with Smith sixth in the 100. Payne was 10th in the discus while Sutter was seventh in the javelin, Brennen Wynd in six-way tie for sixth in the pole vault, Johns fourth in the long jump and Condos sixth in the hammer. The distance medley team of Brenton, Spring- berry, Trude and Vincent took first in 10:57.10 while the 4x200 team of Ben Bissel, Moore-Young, Igbinoba, and Johns was third in 1:34.90. The 4x100 team of Smith, Marquis Diomede, Mitchell and Aus- tin Kaufman finished eighth and the spring medley team of Michael Gaul, Mitchell, Tony Webber and Klotz-Brooks was 10th. Day led the girls with a first place in the 400 in 58.20 while Sanne Holland took first in the 3,200 in 11:25.23. Brown was eighth in the 100, Zachman ninth in the mile, Pease second in the javelin at 117- 00 and Brown seventh in the triple jump. The 4x400 team of Brown, Day, Haslebacher and Filmore was second in 4:11.12 while the 4x200 team of Brown, Filmore, Day and Shaw finished seventh. John McCaUum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress. COm. continued from page 1 regulation baseball fields has almost followed the same track. Originally there were thoughts of a baseball/softball complex on land out along Brooks Road north of Medical Lake but needing places to play immediately they worked with Medical Lake and Cheney to use the softball fields at Waterfront and Salnave parks. There were other fields too, arranged through both school districts for games and practices, but Waterfront and Salnave are the marquee venues. With the county owning Waterfront there wasn't much leeway for changes, but in Cheney city officials proved recep- tive to league upgrade requests if the league furnished the materials while the city did the installation, at least most of it. Over the years that arrangement has worked well. First, regulation 200-foot home run fence 4f allgd a gal- nave's two diamonds. Next came scoreboards and finally an irriga- tion system, infield sod, regulation 6-inch high pitching mounds and covered dugouts. The dugout covers are still pending, but the irrigation system is in, thanks to the city, and the sod is laid, thanks to league volunteers and contributors. Smith said Action Material donated 14 truckloads of dirt in exchange for sponsorship promo- tions while Basin Sod sold 30 pal- lets and 15,000 square feet of turf at way below cost. Between 12,000 and 13,000 square feet was used on the fields, with the excess going to the city for some sod work near the Cheney Pool. "The city donated so much on this that it was no big deal to make sure they got something out of it," Smith said. League volunteers spread the dirt around to build up the field before laying the sod. Fifty-pound clay block "slugs" were laid in the batters and catcher's boxes and underneath the new pitcher's mound to keep the soil from getting dug up. Beamer xid they pounded large nails in lines into the ground to help lay the sod straight and save time. The process start to finish on the first field took four hours. "We had the first one, infield area, done in just 50 minutes," Beamer said. Also contributing a lot on the project, Smith said, was Cheney's Jarms Hardware. Help from Parks and Recreation director Paul Sim- mons and Parks Supervisor Rick Engel proved invaluable. The league takes pride in noting that field improvement funding came not from phyer reSistions but through a raffle drive that pro- duces $5,([I,000 annually. All this and the league still might not be done. When I mentioned lights to Beamer, he pointed to a power pomtbeyond feinl fi with a new city-installed electrical panel and noted the power is tie. That would be a truly Mid- western-style sight to see, pulling into Cheney from Tyler or the back way on Salnave Road and seeing the soft, all-encompass- ing glow of baseball field lights on a warm, early summer Friday night. Thanks to some hardworking volunteers arLd city employees all with the same vision, th'at would truly be a community's field of dreams. John McCallum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Vijil's five TDs propel Shock to upset win over Orlando Former EWU receiver Raul Vijil's return to the starting line-up paid big dividends for the Spokane Shock last Saturday. Vijil caught seven passes for 88 yards and a team-leading five touchdowns as the struggling Shock comd thdr first road  of the season, upsetting the Orlando Predators, the Arena Football League's No. 2 ranked team 70-58 at Amway Arena. After missing Spokane's game at Utah last week, Vijil scored a pair of late touchdowns, one with 16 seconds remaining in the first quarter to put the hok hd 1-7. H sored another with 2:07 remainkg for a 28-21 Spokane lead and then, with just 13 seconds to play in the half, his 41-yard catch and run broke a 28-28 tie, giving the Sh,ock a lead - 35-28 - that they would never lose. Vijil's fourth score with 9:28 to play in the third quarter gave ]6ane a 42-31 lead. His 1-),ard catch with 5:32 remaining in the game made it 63-45. Denny's Harvest Foods proudly sponsors.,. Medical Lake CARDINAL Athlete of the Week Drew Holmes Golf Home Owned & Home Operated Super Friendly Super Savings Super Service Super Fresh 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7 Days a week 215 E. SR902, Medical Lake, WA 299-3251 The Howard Jorgenson Family proudly sponsors... Medical Lake CARDINAL Athlete of the Week Natalie Pendell Golf aml y $ @ $ B00ce Crooks Baseball Grade C) Pitts Cheney Federal credit Union 520 First Street, Cheney t Phone 235-6533 www.cheneyfcu.com  $ Where others have branches, we have our roots  .. 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