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By Andrew Christiansen

Podium finishes for Rising and Gannon at State meet


Andrew Christiansen

FINISHING STRONG: Goldendale's Dillon Rising sprints to the finish in 12th place at the State 1A cross country meet in Pasco.

Klickitat County had a pair of podium finishes at Saturday's State cross country meet in Pasco. The best time for a county runner was posted by Goldendale's Dillon Rising. The sophomore placed 12th in the 1A division with a time of 16 minutes, 39.7 seconds.

The other podium finish went to Bickleton's Andrew Gannon, who placed 11th in the division B race. Gannon, a senior ran the 5k course in 16:46.3. The top 16 places were presented on a podium to receive medals for their accomplishment. There were 149 runners in the 1A race, 140 in B.

Both runners slashed big chunks off their times for the course, setting new personal records. Rising also qualified for State in 2014 and was well back wi...

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