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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, June 4, 2015 SECTION 2 SPORTS ML track continued from page 1 from his Defense Depart- ment duties in Qatar to make it home in time to see his son run and win Saturday's race. "He basically came to watch him run and watch him graduate this weekend," Blankenship said. "That was special for Dom." Blankenship watched in amazement as the com- petition played right into Rehm's race. "I'm going to tell you, I cannot believe the field in the 16 (1,600 meters) and eight (800 meters) let him do what he did," Blankenship said. "They set the race up for him." In other words they chose to race with Rehm throughout, not trying to make him play catch-up, and it rewarded the four- year performer by allow- ing him to sprint away on the last lap and win the 1,600 by in a time of 4 minutes, 22.6 seconds, a 72/100ths of a second margin of victory over Trent Mazelli of Klahow- ya High School who ran 4:23.32 on Friday. Things were much tighter in the 800 on Sat- urday afternoon where Rehm won over King's Andrew Ayers, 1:56.03- 1:56.18, holding off a late charge on the last lap. "He ran the race he wanted to run," Blankenship said. Rehm's 800 time estab- lished a new school re- cord, too. Johnson's Saturday started with a 4/100ths of a second win over Sted- man Knox of Cedar Park Christian, 11.36-11.40 as the two faced a 3.2 mile- per-hour head wind. "It's funny, he (John- son) gets first in the 100 and the kid that gets sec- ond in the 100 and it was just reversed in the 200," Blankenship said. Knox leaned towards the tape at the finish to claim a 22.39-22.45 victory in the 200-meters. The Medical Lake boys had a relative cruise in the 4x100, topping King's by .41 seconds at 43.28- 43.69. Moving to the relay, Blankenship said this was the first time Johnson, the anchor of the foursome, got the baton with his team leading. "Those three other kids, Dawson (Lack), Eli- jah (Farmen) and Jared (Wright) just ran superb with really good hand- offs," Blankenship said as the team set a school- record of 43.18 in the preliminaries and a 42.28 in the finals. Jacob Dingfield, a ju- nior, finished fourth in the 3,200 meters in a time of 10:03.01. Medical Lake had one girl in the field, sopho- more Lexi Rollan who finished fourth in the 100 meters in a time of 13.06. King's was both tal- ented and deep, qualify- ing five more athletes than Medical Lake. Their edge came in the field events, Blankenship said. "We ran better than we expected to, that's all there is to it," Blanken- ship said. "And King's was just too strong for us, they had too many bodies." Medical Lake could have possibly cut a little bit more into the margin King's enjoyed with an- other strong performance from their lone field event entrant, Farmen, who won the District 7 javelin title. He checked in his javelin about an hour before the start of com- petition, but somehow was overlooked. Farmen was scheduled to throw in the second flight and when that was to begin he was told he had not checked in. "You're an hour late for your event," he was told by officials. Blanken- ship interceded and got his athlete back into the competition, but late. Farmen was told he had two practice throws, but they were logged as official. His third throw went outside the sector and resulted in a disquali- fication. "It's a total misunder- standing on a lot of parts," Blankenship said. Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress. com. LWPLLTomnlyGs:Espresso :3 8 0 6  270 BASEBALL .....   :s 0  :..zs0 WSST :POU UT'O.e I,.AGUe S&ttr 7 :,2 2 :.10 ,780 llzville'0S :.: 0: :' :0:0 .000 SA. MSsen 0.0.; :8 4:0 .670 N, PJZaFI0tY :  4 O 16 ,070 N.bosPtr 7 ..: ] :5:.,0 at 509-842-860: N. WasteManagetnsnt 4 T 0 8 ,369 H.PnMateda O I3:0 " 0 ,000 IlJOlt Blmnll .... 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The win extended Inland Power's winning streak to seven games, giving them a West Rains Majors Softball Division-leading 11-1 record. The West Plains squad was to wrap up its season last Monday, June 1, .by hosting Nine Mile Falls. John McCallum can be reached at jss. com. Photos by John McCallum (Top right): Grace Remendowski delivers a pitch to a Nine Mile Falls batter. (Bottom right): Faith Boyle breaks from first base in a success steal of second base. (Bottom left): West Plains Little League Inland Power player Megan Schuller slides in safely with a late inning run. CHS track continued from page 1 District 5/6/7 champion- ships. Selah's Brigham Car- don captured the 2A title with a time of 1:54.96. Cheney's Peyton Put- ney missed the finals in the 200, finishing 15th overall with at time of 23.26. The freshman's season-best time was 22.76, turned in at the District 7 meet, which would have landed him a spot in the finals at Tacoma. Overall the Cheney girls scored 38 points, three back of fifth-place BeUing- ham, and were right in the thick of competition- actu- ally leading the meet - un- til about 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Stralser .said. He knew that wouldn't last much l(zalea3 oJNever, as other teams in the hunt for the trophy stand had yet to have all athletes compete. Shoct High School of Shoreline captured the 2A team title with 57 points, with Sehome from Bellingham just two points behind for second. District Lady Blackhawks continued from page 1 There are severalplay- championship run in 2016 will be a combination of mixing returning players with newcomers. Barsness, Kallsen and Krantz along with soph- omore Catrina Sned- don should all return next year. Blake said he hopes to have three players who missed this season due to injury back in 2016, including Hailey Walker who took over at first base for Amy Anderson in 2014 when the senior went down with an elbow injury. ers on the Lady Black- hawks junior varsity pos- sessing varsity potential, and Blake said he believes a good group of fresh- men will be coming in who played together at Cheney Middle School. He is trying to encourage as many players as he can to take part in summer ball through various local club programs to help develop their abilities further. John McCal- lum can be reached at Dr. Cazan & Dr. Menke AIRWAY HEIGHTS DENTAL CENTER Military families welcome, inviting new patients, sedation provided, experienced providers and staff! P.O. Box 1570 , ,. 13326 West Sunset Hwy. Airway Heights, WA 99001 509-244-3655 Fax: 509-244-9527 7 champion and fellow Great Northern League ri- val Pullman finished tJ'd with 44 points. "We had a pretty good track meet," Stralser said. "We're really proud of the girls for working so hard." The Cheney boys fin- ished 30th overall. River Ridge of Lacey took the title, with East Valley of Spokane second and West Valley of Spokane third. John McCal- lum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Locally owned & operated Tank pumping & maintenance Baffle inspection System inspection for home sale Drain cleaning Drain field installation i License #602872994 cheneyseotic@gmail.com www.cheneyseplic.com