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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Dillon Rising excels in season-opening cross country meet


September 20, 2017

Jaryd Cline

Goldendale senior runner Dillon Rising runs through the Goldendale Golf Club during last year's home meet. Rising paced the field of 195 runners in the three-mile varsity II course on Saturday in Cowiche.

It took a week longer than it was supposed to, but the Goldendale High School cross country team finally was able to run in its first meet of the season.

It has been a weird start to the season for the Goldendale runners, whose boys finished 10th overall as a team at last year's state meet and whose girls boast a young, talented team.

Their opening meet, 13th Annual Ellensburg Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 9, was canceled because of poor air quality, but the smoke cleared out enough for the team to travel to Cowiche for the Apple Ridge Invite.

In the week building up to the first meet, smoky air forced the team to practice inside the gym for a handful of days, throwing off head c...

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