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By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

Runners from Goldendale, Bickleton and Lyle-Wishram test tough competition in first meets of the year

 

Andrew Christiansen

WITH THE PACK: Lyle-Wishram’s Chance Carpenter and Jacob Ziegler (left and right, center of photo in dark jerseys), were in the thick of things at the start of the 1.75 mile race at the Yakama Nation Tribal School. Runners from Goldendale and Lyle-Wishram participated in the opening meet on a muggy day in Toppenish.

On a hot and humid day in Toppenish, last Thursday, runners from eight teams, including Goldendale and Lyle-Wishram, broke into this year’s cross country season on a mercifully, flat 1.75 mile course on the campus of the Yakama Nation Tribal School. It was a good way for runners to ease into the sport with good competition from several SCAC 1A schools, Toppenish High School and Yakama Nation and Lyle-Wishram representing 1B schools.

Natalie Hurst led the way for Goldendale, who had just two girls at the meet. Hurst ran the course in 14 minutes and 22 seconds, good enough for 16th place. Zillah’s Alexis Refield ran away with the race, picking up where she left off last year, with a win...



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