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Eagles Track brings home 1A State Championship Trophy

By: Katherine Trowbridge

It was an amazing weekend in Cheney as the Connell Eagles’ Track Team excelled at the state track meet.

“It was a fun, fun weekend. IT was fun to see the kids compete. The girls went from 15th to 5th. The boys took the state title, the first time since 1978,” stated coach Bryant Anderson. Coach Scott Forsyth added, “Typically you see teams win on the track. We won on the field.”

Forsyth went on to state, “Ultimately, at sub districts, districts and state - everyone did their jons and got it done.”

The team received a parade as they drove back into Eagle Country and up to the school. Fire Truck sirens and lights flashing lead the way as the team stuck their heads out of bus windows waving their trophy and cheering. One young girl stood in the back of a pick-up truck with pom poms cheering them on. Most people didn’t realize what was going on. Forsyth stated excitedly, “That was great. Everyone was like, what’s going on.”


4x400m Relay Team 5th place

Emilee Van Buren, Morgan Jenks, Kyla McGary, Madalyn Jenks

400m 4th place

Emilee Van Buren


Track Team 1st place WIAA 1A State Champions

4x100m Relay Team 3rd place

Jacob Freeman, Chase Nielsen, Kellen Riener, Carson Riener

Shot Put

Cade Clyde 3rd place 48’4”

Jackson Forsyth 8th place 46’.5”

Long Jump

Carson Riener State Champion 22’9”

Chase Nielsen 3rd place 21”4.5”


Carson Riner State Champion 168’6”

Kellen Riner 4th place 158’10”

Triple Jump

Carson Riner State Champion 45’8” (School Record)

Chase Nielsen 4th place 42’6.75”

Elijiah Morrisette shared, “I feel awesome, but I’m exhausted.”

“We’re bringing a lot of boys back for next year. Looking to have a great team again next year,” Forsyth said.

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