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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Blanchard, Hager place at state track meet for Sweet Home


May 23, 2017

ERIC BLANCHARD pole vaults on his way to a personal best of 13-6¼ and fourth place.

Eric Blanchard placed fourth in the 4A State Track and Field Championships Friday morning, May 19, at Hayward Field – Sweet Home’s top finish.

But that wasn’t it for the Huskies at state – not by a long shot.

As the championships wound down Saturday afternoon, May 20, freshman Megan Hager delivered a head-turner when she placed seventh in the discus, after coming into the event seeded 13th.

Blanchard, a junior who appeared in last year’s 2A championships, and senior Dana Hiett were the only Huskies with state meet experience.

“This is kind of like a rebuilding year,...

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