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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Goldendale runners compete in huge Yakima meet, home race coming soon


October 4, 2017

Jaryd Cline

Goldendale freshman runner Austin Williams runs through the trails during the Hood River 'Skip Spark' XC Festival on Sept. 20 in Hood River.

It's not every week that the Goldendale cross country team competes at a meet with just about 1,000 less people than Goldendale's population.

That was the case on Saturday as the Timberwolves competed in the 44th annual Sunfair Invitational in Yakima, which featured 36 high school teams from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, as well as over 20 different races for a full day of running against the best competition around.

"It's a really cool meet to bring these kids to," Goldendale head coach Juli Rising said. "There was like 2,500 kids there. A huge balloon across the starting line. It's like a running festival."

Think the state cross country meet, with tents set up all around the course a...

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