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By Andrew Christiansen
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Sneak preview of Greater Columbia Gorge League track season under sunny skies in Yakima

 

Andrew Christiansen

BATTLE RESUMED: John Stephens’ (above) return to the track this year allowed for a rematch in the hurdles against Bickleton’s Taylor Brown. Bickleton dominated the hurdles last year with Brown and teammate Nic Venema. Stephens, of Lyle-Wishram was competitive in the hurdles two years ago for the Cougars. Stephens finished ahead of Brown, Saturday at Don Holder track.

The 2013 track and field season opened Saturday under sunny skies and warm weather in Yakima, launching a season that already promises some exciting battles among Greater Columbia Gorge League teams. Several intriguing match-ups took shape during the opening action at the Eisenhower Jamboree.

Athletes from three of the four Greater Columbia Gorge League schools, Bickleton, Lyle-Wishram and TLG, tangled amid surprisingly moderate conditions in the traditional season opener for many schools, large and small, including host Eisenhower, Ellensburg, University (of Spokane), Sunnyside, Kittitas, Zillah and several more.

One of this year’s match-ups to watch will be Lyle-Wishram and Bickleton...



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