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By Andrew Christiansen

Tradition broken, no Simcoe or Twilight track meets in Goldendale this year


Andrew Christiansen

RUNWAY HAZARD: Isaac Messenger checks out a hole in the runway for the long jump/triple jump pit at Goldendale’s field. The runways for both boys and girls are worn out.

Goldendale’s returning triple jump star, Isaac Messenger may not get a lot of quality practice in the event on Goldendale’s field this year. The senior placed fourth in the triple jump and 10th in the long jump at State last year, but jumping at Goldendale this year is an invitation to injury.

There is just one track and field meet scheduled for Goldendale this year thanks to worn out approaches to the long jump pits. That means no Simcoe/Thompson meet and no Lions’ Twilight meet in Goldendale this year.

The approaches, which have a rubbery compound applied over asphalt to accommodate track spikes, have been worn out for several years. Over the past three seasons, large holes have...

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