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By Andrew Christiansen

Golding gets the nod in near dead heat at Royal


Andrew Christiansen

THE CLOSER: Brian Golding, left, trailed Royal's Joe Lang clearing the final hurdle in their 110 meter hurdle race.

The showdown race between Goldendale's Brian Golding and Royal's Joe Lang proved to be everything people expected at Friday's District 5, 1A track and field meet. Golding and Lang are the premier runners in the 110 meter hurdles for all of 1A. They each had a Personal Record (PR) of 14.92 seconds going into Friday's race. Golding emerged number one, but by less than 0.01 seconds with both timed in 14.80 seconds. The pair will resume their battle this weekend at the State tournament in Cheney. Last year Golding had the fastest time in the 110 meter hurdles during preliminaries, running a 15.40 second race. This year, the preliminary heats will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27. Lang will run in heat two and Golding in heat three. The third seeded runner in 1A this year has a time that is more than a half-second slower than Lang and Golding. The finals for the 110 meter hurdles is 10:40 a.m. on Saturday.

Golding was one of five Timberwolves who qualified for State in individual events. In addition to the 110 meter hurdles, Golding was also an easy winner in the 300 meter hurdles. His time of 38.99 was just off his PR of 39.28 seconds.

The other four Timberwolves who qualified for individual events also saved their best for last, with PR performances. Logan Boardman ran his best ever time in the 400 meters at 51.05 for second place and he came within a whisker of his best 200 meters with a 23.08 second run, just off his 23.02 PR. Boardman placed second in both races to Zillah's Riley Olney.

Dillon Rising showed he has recovered from his early season injury as he set a new PR while winning the 1600 meters in 4-minutes, 37.65 seconds. He completed the double distance sweep with a winning time of 10:20.59 in the 3200 meters.

Allison Gilliam turned in PR runs in the 100 meter hurdles (16.94 seconds) and 300 meter hurdles (48.91 seconds), claiming the third and final qualifying spot in both races. She came close in a third event, the 100 meters, where her best race of the year at 13.26 seconds put her in fourth place.

Ocean Bryan ran her best 300 meter hurdle race of the year, but settled for second place behind Naches Valley's Brook Benner. This was the third, second place finish in the event this year for Bryan, who won all of her six other starts.

Four other Goldendale runners qualified as members of the boys 4x400 relay team. Caleb Pittman and Derrick Rose are alternates for the relay. Michael Jagelski, Mykhail Lembke, Golding and Boardman ran the best 4x400 relay of the year for Goldendale with a time of 3:31.41, good enough for third place.

Andrew Christiansen

Golding beat a lunging Lang by running through the finish. The margin of victory was less than 0.01 seconds with both runners setting new personal records for the event. They will tangle again at State this weekend.

Other Goldendale athletes who competed on Friday, but did not qualify includes several who had PR days. Lucas Anderson was seventh in the 3200 meters in 10:48.19; Lene Riggers was fifth in the 800 meters in 2:33.4, Suzanna Bilderback was seventh in the 100 meter hurdles in 17.97, and Conner Doubravsky was eighth in the discus at 119-feet.

Timberwolves who also missed qualifying for State were Jagelski in the 800 meters, Maddie Bartz in the javelin, Serena Thomas in the javelin, Isaiah Foster in the 100 meters and triple jump, and the two 4x100 relay teams. The girls' team of Sierra Clear, Bryan, Bilderback and Gilliam ran their best race of the year in 52.67 seconds, but it was only good enough for sixth place. The boys had their second best time of the year at 45.08, but were just outside the cut in fourth place. The team included Foster, Boardman, Doubravsky and Golding.


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